SSO Gala



Fri / 15 Mar 2019 / 7:30PM


Esplanade Concert Hall

Programme Brochure


Overture to Prince Igor

Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
- Intermission -

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

- Post-concert Autograph Session -


Charismatic, funny and undeniably skilled - Ray Chen, the ever-popular Taiwanese-Australian violinist has dazzled the violin world. SSO Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton conducts the SSO and SNYO side-by-side in this all-Russian programme: opening with the brazenly expressive overture to Prince Igor, followed by the wry musings of Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 and the heart-on-the-sleeve passion of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

Colours dance, moods swing, and Chen’s artistry blazes. - The Times on Ray Chen

Attend This Concert

To meet Ray Chen, the young violinist sensation whose social media presence is just as popular as his playing.


  • Andrew Litton, conductor
  • Ray Chen, violin
  • Singapore Symphony Orchestra with the Singapore National Youth Orchestra

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Open Rehearsal

  • 14 Mar 2019, 6pm (open to public)
  • Admission slips will be given out at 5.45pm at the Esplanade foyer. Patrons are recommended to arrive early.

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.

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.