Wang Jian • Flowing Sleeves

Subscription Concert

Wang Jian • Flowing Sleeves


Thu / 15 Aug 2019 / 7:30PM


Esplanade Concert Hall


one point six one eight zero (SSO Commission)

Cello Concerto "Flowing Sleeves"

- Intermission/Autograph Session -

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Brush. Lift. Reflect. Dance.

Brush. Lift. Reflect. Dance. Words that infuse Flowing Sleeves, an expressive cello concerto inspired by Chinese operatic dance, written by American-Chinese composer Zhou Tian in collaboration with renowned cellist Wang Jian. Up-and-coming Australian-British conductor Jessica Cottis directs this Singapore premiere, a new work by Singaporean composer Joyce Koh as well as Dvořák’s tuneful and optimistic Eighth Symphony.

Cool, contained, super-articulate and engaging - The Herald on Jessica Cottis

Attend This Concert

For the cello enthusiast. One of three cello-centric concerts in the SSO season, this one featuring a new, contemporary work.


  • Jessica Cottis, conductor
  • Wang Jian, cello

Pre-concert Talk:

  • 6.30pm | library@esplanade

Standard Tickets:

$88, $68, $48, $38, $28, $15

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Admission Advice:

Rating/ Age Limit

  • Children must be age 7 and above to be admitted into the hall.
  • Children under 7 will not be admitted into the hall, even with a ticket.
  • Please bring along proof of child’s age, such as a student concession pass, 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

  • 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, if any.

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  • 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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