SSO Gala

SSO 40th Anniversary Gala

Making Music Since 1979


Fri / 18 Jan 19 / 7.30pm


Esplanade Concert Hall





SSO 40th Anniversary Gala


40 years ago, the meditative mysteries of Ives’ The Unanswered Question and the majestic strides of Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto resounded at our inaugural concert in January 1979. We also pay tribute to Leong Yoon Pin (1932 - 2011), the most important of Singapore’s pioneering composers, whose Dayong Sampan Overture was the first Singaporean composition ever played by the SSO. Join us as we celebrate the SSO's 40th birthday!

Attend This Concert

To relive the SSO's inaugural concert programme in January 1979.


Lan Shui, conductor / Lim Yan, piano


Leong Yoon Pin

Dayong Sampan Overture

Charles Ives

The Unanswered Question


Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor"

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92


Programme Brochure



Standard Tickets:

$98, $78, $58, $38, $25

Admission Advice:
No admission for infants-in-arms and children below 6 years of age.
Latecomers may expect to be admitted after Dayong Sampan Overture (9'). Subject to change at the discretion of the performers.

Admission Advice

  • Non-flash photography is allowed during the concert.

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.

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