Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 2

SSO Gala

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 2


Fri / 12 Apr 2019 / 7:30PM


Esplanade Concert Hall

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La Valse

Concerto for Orchestra

- Intermission -

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18


The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2: dark majesty, breathtaking Romanticism. The Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra, “an episodic symbiosis with folk music”. Ravel’s bewitching La Valse, a spine-tingling tribute to the waltz, hypnotic and exhilarating, intoxicating and elegant, ending in astonishment. This SSO Gala teams up two up-and-coming young artistes, French conductor Lionel Bringuier and Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov.

This is a pianist who has it all: silky delicacy, mighty thunder-power, rare clarity – Seattle Times

Attend This Concert

If you're already coming for the Rachmaninov, you would also want to hear Ravel's astonishing La Valse.


  • Lionel Bringuier, conductor
  • Behzod Abduraimov, piano

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Pre-concert Talk:

  • 6.30pm | library@esplanade

Standard Tickets:

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

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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.

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