Rhythms, Rites and Renewals

Red Balloon Series

Rhythms, Rites and Renewals


Fri / 3 May 2019 / 7:30PM


Esplanade Concert Hall

Programme Brochure


Aube (Asian Premiere)

Threshold for solo timpani, two percussion and orchestra (Asian Premiere)

- Intermission -

The Rite of Spring

- Post-concert Autograph Session -


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

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Admission Advice:

Rating/ Age Limit

  • Children must be age 6 and above to be admitted into the hall.
  • Children under 6 will not be admitted into the hall, even with a ticket.
  • Please bring along proof of child’s age, such as a doctor’s appointment card, as random checks may be conducted at the venue.
  • Parents or guardians of children admitted are strongly encouraged to purchase aisle seats.
  • We reserve the right to ask parents to bring children out of the hall should they be disruptive during the performance.
  • No admission without a ticket.

Late Seating Advisory

  • You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
  • Latecomers will only be admitted at appropriate pauses during the show or during intermission.

Photography/ Video Recording Rules

  • Non-flash photography is allowed during bows and applause. No photography when artistes are performing.
  • Unauthorised video recordings are strictly not allowed.

Photographs and videos will be taken at the event in which you may appear. Such photographs and videos may be displayed or published on SSG’s website, social media platforms, publications and publicity materials. By attending the event, you consent to the use of these photographs and videos for the foregoing purposes.