Rhythms, Rites and Renewals

Red Balloon Series

Rhythms, Rites and Renewals


Fri / 3 May 2019 / 7:30PM


Esplanade Concert Hall


    Aube (Asian Premiere)
    Threshold for solo timpani, two percussion and orchestra (Asian Premiere)
    The Rite of Spring


Threshold for percussion and orchestra was written by LA Philharmonic Principal timpanist Joseph Pereira, requiring six timpani and a vast array of percussion instruments ordinary and extraordinary. Don’t miss this heart-pounding, eye-opening Asian premiere featuring our own Principal Timpanist Christian Schiøler, and guest percussion duo Maraca2. Contemporary music champion Pascal Rophé leads the SSO in his compatriot Jean-Frederic Neuburger’s dawn-inspired reverie, Aube, closing with Stravinsky’s revolutionary Rite of Spring.

Our two talented heroes were slick and sensitive, engaging with listeners and orchestra, totally in command of an ever-changing aural kaleidoscope – Birmingham Post

Attend This Concert

To see six timpani and a vast array of percussion instruments in Threshold.


  • Pascal Rophé, conductor
  • Maraca2, percussion
  • Christian Schiøler, timpani

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Pre-concert Talk:

  • 6.30pm | library@esplanade

Standard Tickets:

$48, $38, $28, $18

Admission Advice:
No admission for infants-in-arms and children below 6 years of age.
Latecomers may expect to be admitted after Aube (10'). Subject to change at the discretion of the performers.

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