A Regal Gala With Opera Superstars

A Regal Gala With Opera Superstars

A Regal Gala With Opera Superstars

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Thu, 13 Apr 2023

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Expect a spellbinding night of operatic arias and duets as pre-eminent soprano Diana Damrau and bass Nicolas Testé join the SSO for a Gala concert. Plus, other exciting concert highlights in the upcoming months to wrap up its 2022/23 season

Singapore, 13 April 2023 – Ending its 2022/23 season on a high note, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) presents a variety of exhilarating concerts from April to June, including concerts by composer-conductor extraordinaire Joe Hisaishi, a SSO Gala concert with opera stars Diana Damrau and Nicolas Testé, two performances by the Schumann Quartet and an SSO Mother’s Day Concert dedicated to all moms, amongst others.

April

World-renowned Japanese composer-conductor Joe Hisaishi will direct the SSO in a performance of four orchestral pieces, including the Singapore premieres of “I Want to Talk to You” composed by Maestro Hisaishi, and his famous Spirited Away Suite, based on the award-winning animated film. Joe Hisaishi In Concert, presented by Willow Arts, is on three nights – 19, 20 and 21 April.

Head over to the SSOLOUNGE on 20 April for the online premiere of Han-Na Chang & Churen Li – Beethoven & Grieg. Led by renowned South Korean conductor Han-Na Chang, the concert features one of Singapore’s finest young pianists, Churen Li, as she takes on Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Rossini’s famous William Tell Overture and Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony will bookend the concert.

May

SSO Gala: Kings & Queens of Opera on 5 May will see the illustrious German soprano Diana Damrau and the magnificent French bass Nicolas Testé make a welcome return to Singapore. Attend this regal gala to experience arias and duets by Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi and more sung by the two opera stars, accompanied by the SSO and directed by conductor Pavel Baleff.

On 10 May, the Schumann Quartet, comprising Mark, Erik and Ken Schumann, and German violist Veit Hertenstein will come together with Musicians of the SSO in VCHpresents Chamber: Schumann Quartet – Debussy, Janáček & Brahms, to perform three gems from the chamber string repertoire: Debussy’s Danses for harp and strings, Janáček’s Kreutzer Sonata and Brahms’s String Sextet.

The Schumann Quartet performs again on 11 May, joined by Musicians of the SSO including winds, for their second performance – VCHpresents Chamber: Schumann Quartet – Brahms & Beethoven. They will enthral you with their rendition of Brahms’s 1875 Third String Quartet and Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat.

On 14 May, Associate Conductor Rodolfo Barráez and the SSO will take to the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage at the Singapore Botanic Gardens to perform the SSO Mother’s Day Concert. This concert, dedicated to all moms, will also be streamed live on the SSO Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The Singapore Symphony Chorus, Youth and Children’s Choirs will present Tre Voci on 27 May, its first live standalone choral family concert with all three choirs coming together to perform choral classics alongside contemporary favourites, including new choral commissions by Singaporean composers Americ Goh and Kenneth Tay.

Conclude the series of events in May and mark the end of the school term with the VCH Open House 2023 on 28 May. Head down to the majestic Victoria Concert Hall, Home of the SSO, for a day filled with delightful activities and performances catered for music enthusiasts and families alike. Embark on a guided tour and discover the hidden gems of the Concert Hall, be entertained by performances by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore National Youth Sinfonia, members of the Singapore Symphony Chorus, Youth & Children’s Choirs as well as members of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra. Finally, unleash your creativity with a range of exciting workshops and free activities.

June

On 17 June, gather everyone in the family to attend VCHpresents Organ: The Composer and the Mouse. A fun-filled introduction to classical music, combining film and original music for organ and piano, the concert is performed live by the Scott Brothers Duo comprising organist Jonathan Scott and pianist and animator Tom Scott.

Joe Hisaishi In Concert

Joe Hisaishi In Concert

Joe Hisaishi, conductor/piano / Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Wed / 19 Apr 23 / 7.30pm

Thu / 20 Apr 23 / 7.30pm

Fri / 21 Apr 23 / 7.30pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

5 Apr Update- Change of Programme. Please note that Hisaishi's "Viola Saga" is replaced by another of his compositions, "I Want To Talk To You". Violist Nadia Sirota will no longer perform in this concert.

The world-renowned Japanese composer-conductor Joe Hisaishi returns to Singapore in a performance of four orchestral pieces. The concert begins with La Valse and Boléro, composed by Ravel, one of France’s most influential 20th-century composers. The second half of the program features I Want To Talk To You, a composition of Maestro Hisaishi for string quartet, percussion and string orchestra. The core piece of the second half will be the Singapore premiere of the Spirited Away Suite – based on the Best Animated Feature Film of the 75th Academy Awards, directed by the great filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Most anticipated: the emotional piano part to be played by the Maestro himself, creating an exceptional musical journey through Spirited Away.

Featuring

Joe Hisaishi, conductor/piano / Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Programme

La Valse

Maurice Ravel (Ravel)

Bolero

Maurice Ravel (Ravel)

I Want To Talk To You

Joe Hisaishi (Hisaishi)

Spirited Away Suite

Joe Hisaishi (Hisaishi)
Han-Na Chang & Churen Li – Beethoven & Grieg (Online)

Han-Na Chang & Churen Li – Beethoven & Grieg (Online)

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Han-Na Chang, conductor / Churen Li, piano

Thu / 20 Apr 23 / 8.00pm

SSOLOUNGE

As one of the finest young pianists of Singapore, Churen Li is no stranger to the Singapore music scene, having starred at the Singapore International Piano Festival and over 80 concerts under Candlelight. Churen returns in the SSO’s 2022/23 season opening concert with the breathtaking poetry of Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Renowned South Korean conductor Han-Na Chang leads this exciting lineup of Rossini’s famous William Tell Overture and Beethoven’s trailblazing masterpiece, the Eroica Symphony.

An exclusive SSOLOUNGE release filmed in Jul 2022.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Han-Na Chang, conductor / Churen Li, piano

Programme

William Tell Overture

Gioachino Rossini (Rossini)

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16*

Edvard Grieg (Grieg)

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica”

Ludwig van Beethoven (Beethoven)
Price

$30 for 12M Premium All-Access Pass $6 for Single Access Pass

Kings & Queens of Opera
Season 2022/23 • SSO Gala

Kings & Queens of Opera

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Pavel Baleff, conductor / Diana Damrau, soprano / Nicolas Testé, bass

Fri / 05 May 23 / 7.30pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

The illustrious German soprano Diana Damrau and the magnificent French bass Nicolas Testé make a welcome return to Singapore. Attend this regal gala at the royal court of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, as we accompany these stars of the opera world in romantic arias and duets by Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi and more.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Pavel Baleff, conductor / Diana Damrau, soprano / Nicolas Testé, bass

Programme

Overture to Semiramide

Gioachino Rossini (Rossini)

Bel raggio lusingher from Semiramide

Gioachino Rossini (Rossini)

Je t’implore oh mon frère from Hamlet

Ambroise Thomas (Thomas)

Overture to Si j'étais roi

Adolphe Adam (Adam)

Prayer of Maria Desislava

Parashkev Hadjiev (Hadjiev)

Recitative and Cavatine, Qui depuis quatre jours - Sou les pieds d´une femme from The Queen of Sheba

Charles Gounod (Gounod)

Gaillarde from Le roi s’amuse

Léo Delibes (Delibes)

Recitative and Duet, Oh mio buon Talbot! from Maria Stuarda

Gaetano Donizetti (Donizetti)

Elle ne m'aime pas from Don Carlo

Giuseppe Verdi (Verdi)

Cavatine and Aria, Come innocente giovane - Non v’ha sguardo from Anna Bolena

Gaetano Donizetti (Donizetti)

Gavotte from Orchestral Suite No. 1

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Tchaikovsky)

Everyone knows love on earth from Eugene Onegin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Tchaikovsky)

Overture from Norma

Vincenzo Bellini (Bellini)

Casta Diva from Norma

Vincenzo Bellini (Bellini)
Price

$128, $98, $78, $58, $38, $25

Schumann Quartet – Debussy, Janáček & Brahms
Season 2022/23 • VCHpresents: Chamber

Schumann Quartet – Debussy, Janáček & Brahms

Schumann Quartet / Zhang Si Jing, violin / Sayuri Kuru, violin / Marietta Ku, viola / Yang Shi Li, viola / Jamshid Saydikarimov, cello / Wang Yan, cello / Yang Zheng Yi, double bass / Gulnara Mashurova, harp

Wed / 10 May 23 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

The three brothers Mark, Erik, and Ken Schumann have been playing music together since their early childhood, and together with German violist Veit Hertenstein form the Schumann Quartet. Join them with musicians of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in this attractive programme of three gems from the chamber string repertoire: Debussy’s scintillating Danses for harp and strings, the evocative musings of Janáček’s “Kreutzer Sonata” (after Tolstoy) and Brahms’s heartfelt Romantic warmth.

Featuring

Schumann Quartet / Zhang Si Jing, violin / Sayuri Kuru, violin / Marietta Ku, viola / Yang Shi Li, viola / Jamshid Saydikarimov, cello / Wang Yan, cello / Yang Zheng Yi, double bass / Gulnara Mashurova, harp

Programme

Danses sacrée et profane for Harp & Strings

Claude Debussy (Debussy)

String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”

Janáček Leoš (Janáček)

String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18

Johannes Brahms (Brahms)
Price

$30, $20

Schumann Quartet – Brahms & Beethoven
Season 2022/23 • VCHpresents: Chamber

Schumann Quartet – Brahms & Beethoven

Schumann Quartet / Jacek Mirucki, double bass / Ma Yue, clarinet / Zhao Ying Xue, bassoon / Marc-Antoine Robillard, horn

Thu / 11 May 23 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

These pieces were special favourites. Brahms 1875 Third String Quartet was his last, and also his own personal favourite. Beethoven’s youthfully vibrant Septet in E-flat from 1799 was enormously popular with the public during his lifetime, to the point that the composer feared it would overshadow his other works. The Schumann Quartet is again joined by musicians – including winds - of the Singapore Symphony in this second outing.

Featuring

Schumann Quartet / Jacek Mirucki, double bass / Ma Yue, clarinet / Zhao Ying Xue, bassoon / Marc-Antoine Robillard, horn

Programme

String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat major, Op. 67

Johannes Brahms (Brahms)

Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Ludwig van Beethoven (Beethoven)
Price

$30, $20

SSO Mother’s Day Concert
Season 2022/23 • Free Concerts

SSO Mother’s Day Concert

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor

Sun / 14 May 23 / 6.00pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Happy Mother’s Day! The Singapore Symphony Orchestra presents its annual celebration at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, dedicated to all moms. This concert will be streamed live on the SSO YouTube channel. Be the first 600 to show up at the SSO booth to receive a free F&B gift.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor

Programme

Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus

Ludwig van Beethoven (Beethoven)

New Beginnings

Sandra Lim

Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Tchaikovsky)

Danzón No. 2

Arturo Márquez

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

Johann Strauss II
Price

Free

Tre Voci
Season 2022/23

Tre Voci

Singapore Symphony Chorus / Singapore Symphony Youth Choir / Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir / Eudenice Palaruan, Choral Director / Wong Lai Foon, Choirmaster

Sat / 27 May 23 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

Explore the refined beauty of classical choral singing with the Singapore Symphony Choruses. Let their voices guide you on an auditory journey through the gems of choral tradition and contemporary favourites, in celebration of their first live standalone concert as a trio, since their return to the Victoria Concert Hall.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Chorus / Singapore Symphony Youth Choir / Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir / Eudenice Palaruan, Choral Director / Wong Lai Foon, Choirmaster

Programme

After The Opera

Americ Goh

Alleluia

Randall Thompson

O süβer Mai

Johannes Brahms (Brahms)

Quem Vidistis Pastores Dicite

Poulenc Francis (Poulenc)

Can There Be Any Day But This

Kenneth Tay

Ave Verum Corpus

Poulenc Francis (Poulenc)

Nicolette and Trois beau oiseau du Paradis from Trois Chansons

Maurice Ravel (Ravel)

You Are the New Day

David John

Dona Nobis Pacem

Ko Matsushita

Ave Regina

Josef Rheinberger (Rheinberger)

Lux

Darius Lim

Gloria in excelsis Deo from Gloria Kajoniensis

Gyöngyösi Levente

Psalm 108:2 – Psalm 100 from Chichester Psalms

Leonard Bernstein (Bernstein)
Price

$28, $20

VCH Open House 2023
Season 2022/23

VCH Open House 2023

Sun / 28 May 23 / 9.00am

Victoria Concert Hall

Join us at the iconic Victoria Concert Hall for the VCH Open House 2023! Immerse yourself in the captivating world of classical music with our family-friendly event featuring members of the Singapore Symphony Group. The event will offer a variety of enriching activities and performances that will delight music enthusiasts and novices alike.

PERFORMANCES

SNYO: Flute Favourites

28 May 2023 / 10am & 12pm
Duration: 30 minutes with no intermission
Free Admission Venue: Victoria Concert Hall Atrium

The Singapore National Youth Orchestra's flute ensemble is all set to charm you with a fun and captivating performance over at the Atrium. Featuring four flutes and one piano, the ensemble promises to delight classical music lovers and families alike with renditions of works by Mendelssohn, Doppler, Kuhlau, Debussy, and Z. Abreu.

SNYS: Symphonic Stories

28 May 2023 / 11am
Duration: 1 hour with no intermission Tickets: $10
Admission Age: 5 years old
Venue: Victoria Concert Hall

Click here to read the programme.

The Singapore National Youth Sinfonia takes centre stage in the morning with a stirring performance of three orchestral masterpieces. Conducted by Seow Yibin, the orchestra will perform Holst’s arrangement of Purcell’s The Gordian Knot Untied, Wagner's Prelude to Die Meistersinger and Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kijé Suite. This programme will journey through different musical eras showcasing orchestral brilliance and colours in storytelling.

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

Brazilian Beats with Bloco Singapura

28 May 2023 / 1.30pm
Duration: 30 minutes with no intermission
Free Admission
Venue: Outside Victoria Concert Hall

Get ready to move and groove with Bloco Singapura, the dynamic percussion group that is all set to inspire you with their performance! With a variety of drumming instruments and percussions, visit the Empress lawn for an exciting line-up of rhythmic performances featuring Swing Samba, Batucada, Brazilian, and many more percussive styles. You can find them performing in the afternoon, so come join us for a lively celebration.

Choral Collectives

28 May 2023 / 2pm & 4pm
Duration: 30 minutes with no intermission
Free Admission Venue: Victoria Concert Hall Atrium

Members from the Singapore Symphony Chorus, Singapore Symphony Youth Choir, and Singapore Symphony Children's Choir come together to showcase a series of choral works and solo voices. Join us at the Atrium to experience the performance, perfect for all to discover the charm of choral music.

SSO: Expression Avenue

28 May 2023 / 3pm
Duration: 1 hour with no intermission
Ticket: $20
Admission Age: 7 years old
Venue: Victoria Concert Hall

Click here to read the programme.

Immerse yourself in an exciting concert where music and expression collide to create a fun and learning experience for musicians and families to enjoy. Led by conductor Jason Lai, this concert will showcase the beauty of programmatic music and its ability to transport audiences to another world. Through pieces like Manuel de Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance, Smetana’s Ma Vlast, Chen Zhangyi’s Rain from Rain Tree, and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, you'll be taken on an informative journey to find out more about how composers draw inspiration from their surroundings and use music to express themselves.

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

WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1: Music and Movement by Brocolily

28 May 2023 / 9:30am and 11am
Duration: 45 minutes with no intermission
Ticket: $25
Total Capacity: 30 Pax
Photo/ Video rules: To be advised by workshop provider on event day

Welcome onboard Brocolily Airlines! A music and movement programme best suited for 4 to 8 year olds. Through a series of folk pieces, kids have an opportunity to experience music from around the world with fellow Brocolily performers. Come and sing, dance, and play along with Brocolily and their animal puppets.

About Brocolily
Brocolily was formed in 2019 by theatre-makers Cheryl Kjm & Zeeaura. The name “Brocolily” is a fun combination of the nutritious veggie and the Lily flower; with a hidden meaning that represents their belief to create memorable works for the young that are both experientially enticing and enriching. We embrace the quirks of everyone’s imagination and aim to create a safe and fun environment for learning and parent-child bonding.

This programme is recommended for ages 4 to 8. Participants have to be at least 3 years old to attend the workshop. Every attendee requires a ticket to join the workshop.

Workshop 2: Ocarina Fun! by Ocarina House

28 May 2023 / 1:30pm
Duration: 1 hour with no intermission
Ticket: $25
Total Capacity: 30 Pax
Photo/ Video rules: To be advised by workshop provider on event day

Experience the fun of making music with the beautiful ocarina! Facilitated by Ocarina House, the workshop will teach you how to play this simple yet captivating instrument, and you'll be playing some of your favorite tunes in no time. Join us and discover the magic of the ocarina! Materials including a plastic ocarina and printed music scoresheets will be provided, and participants can bring them home.

About Ocarina House
Ocarina House is a community of local ocarina enthusiasts dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to discover their musical potential and share the joy of music-making with others. Their ultimate goal is to bring people closer together through the power of music.

This programme is recommended for ages 8 to 12. Participants have to be at least 6 years old to attend the workshop. Every attendee requires a ticket to join the workshop.

Workshop 3: Drumming Workshop by Bloco Singapura

28 May 2023 / 4:30pm
Duration: 1 hour with no intermission
Ticket: $25
Total Capacity: 20 Pax
Photo/ Video rules: To be advised by workshop provider on event day

Get ready to move your body and feel the rhythm! Experience the pulsating beats of the Brazilian Carnaval culture as you learn unique polyrhythms, movements, and simple linguistics of Brazilian drumming. Led by the expert drummers from Bloco Singapura, you'll develop awareness, coordination, and dynamics through this hands-on experience. Join us on a musical and cultural journey of Brazil, and discover the vibrant traditions of this amazing country.

About Bloco Singapura
Bloco Singapura was founded in July 2008 by Music Director Syed Ahmad as a project to recreate the electrifying carnaval atmosphere at the inaugural Night Festival held by the National Museum of Singapore. For over ten years their infectious beats have captured the imagination of many at numerous festivals and events locally and internationally.

This programme is recommended for ages 12 and above. Participants have to be at least 10 years old to attend the workshop. Every attendee requires a ticket to join the workshop. Every attendee requires a ticket to join the workshop.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

VCH Tours

28 May 2023 / 9am / 1pm / 4.30pm
1.5 hours with no intermission
Ticket: $15
Admission Age: 4 years old

Embark on guided tours of Victoria Concert Hall, explore its hidden gems and learn more about its history. Gain exclusive access to backstage areas, marvel at the grand Atrium, and appreciate the architectural brilliance of the External Facade.

Note: The tours will include various types of movement including climbing up staircases and walks in between rooms and areas.

Instrument Petting Zoo

28 May 2023 / 9am - 6pm

Visit the Victoria Concert Hall Foyer anytime during the day and get up close and personal with some of the most enchanting instruments around, including the harp, cello, and various woodwind instruments. Musicians will be on hand to provide an introduction to the instruments and answer any questions you may have. You'll learn about how they're played and how sound is produced, as well as get a chance to play them yourself. This is the perfect opportunity for both adults and children alike to explore and get a hands-on experience of the orchestra instruments.

Price

Activities and Performances from $10

The Composer and the Mouse
VCHpresents: Organ

The Composer and the Mouse

Tom Scott, piano and animator / Jonathan Scott, organ

Sat / 17 Jun 23 / 2.00pm

Sat / 17 Jun 23 / 5.00pm

Victoria Concert Hall

Due to road closures for National Day Parade rehearsals, please cater for additional travelling time. Ticket holders can visit ndp.gov.sg for more information.

In this animated double-bill, the evergreen children’s classic, The Carnival of the Animals, is paired with The Composer and the Mouse, created by Tom Scott. The latter tells the story of a talented yet hapless composer who finds his own musical style with the help of a mouse. A fun introduction to classical music combining film and original music for organ and piano, performed live by the Scott Brothers Duo.

Organ exhibition at the atrium on level 1 & 2: 1pm to 6.30pm Learn more about the pipe organ through various exhibitions and demonstrations. Admission is free to public!

Click here to find out more about Victoria Concert Hall’s Klais Organ.

Featuring

Tom Scott, piano and animator / Jonathan Scott, organ

Programme

Overture to The Magic Flute

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Mozart)

The Composer and The Mouse

Tom Scott

In The Hall Of The Mountain King from Peer Gynt

Edvard Grieg (Grieg)

The Carnival of the Animals

Camille Saint-Saëns (Saint-Saëns)
Price

$25, $20

ABOUT THE SINGAPORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Founded in 1979, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is Singapore’s flagship orchestra, touching lives through classical music and providing the heartbeat of the cultural scene. In addition to its subscription series concerts, the SSO is also known for its outdoor and community appearances. The orchestra also presents intimate chamber performances in the SSO Chamber Series and SSO Organ Series, the annual Singapore International Piano Festival (SIPF) and the biennial National Piano and Violin Competition (NPVC) at the Victoria Concert Hall, Home of the SSO. The SSO is part of the Singapore Symphony Group, which also manages the Singapore Symphony Choruses, and the Singapore National Youth Orchestra. The Group’s vision is to be a leading arts organization that engages, inspires and reflects Singapore through musical excellence. Our mission is to create memorable shared experiences with music. Through the SSO and its affiliated performing groups, we spread the love for music, nurture talent and enrich our diverse communities.

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra was nominated and clinched third place in the prestigious Gramophone Orchestra of the Year Award 2021. In 2022, BBC Music Magazine named the SSO as one of the 21 best orchestras in the world.

Visit Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s website and find out more.
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ABOUT VCHPRESENTS
The VCHpresents series by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra is a showcase of the finest musicians from around the world: master instrumentalists and acclaimed ensembles in diverse programmes both traditional and unexpected. The series is presented at the Victoria Concert Hall in various formats: Chamber, featuring world-class artistes and familiar faces from the Singapore Symphony in the intimate setting of chamber music; Intimate Moments, which offers a harmonious concert to listen and converse with a select musician of the Singapore Symphony family; and Organ, featuring the VCH Klais Organ as it brings organists from around the world to perform a magnificent range of music, from traditional organ soliloquys to transcriptions of orchestral showpieces, contemporary compositions and collaborations with other instruments, plus family programmes tailored to introduce classical music to the young ones.

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ABOUT SSOLOUNGE
Launched in September 2021, the SSO’s streaming platform SSOLOUNGE allows audiences to watch live and pre-recorded masterworks of great composers, as well as premieres of classical performances from the comfort of their own screens. From reliving the best of Mozart’s concertos to revelling in the passages of lyrical grace from Romantic works, SSO fans and concertgoers can enjoy access to a repository of digital premieres and archived concerts. SSOLOUNGE comes with two subscription options: the 12M Premium All-Access Pass offers exclusive access to archived concerts, as well as 3-month unlimited access for new releases, and the Single Access Pass which allows the user to view one concert for 3 months.

Visit the SSOLOUNGE platform

ABOUT THE SINGAPORE NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Formally established in 1980, the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) has welcomed generations of youths to the life-changing experience of playing orchestra music, performing locally as well as representing Singapore at prestigious concert halls and music festivals overseas. Over the years, the SNYO has performed in concert venues and music festivals across Australia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia and the United Kingdom. Today, the orchestra consists of 180 youths aged 10 to 21, from more than 60 schools across Singapore. The SNYO family consists of a main orchestra and a junior orchestra, where they are guided by professional musicians in rehearsals, sectionals and masterclasses. Their programme is accessible to talented youth musicians with selected individual lesson subsidy and travel grants for tours as well as participation in exchange programmes. The SNYO is recognised by the Ministry of Education as a National Project of Excellence, and part of the Singapore Symphony Group.

Find out more about Singapore National Youth Orchestra.

ABOUT THE SINGAPORE SYMPHONY CHORUSES
The Singapore Symphony Choruses is a premier choral body comprising the Singapore Symphony Chorus, Singapore Symphony Youth Choir and Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir.

Since 1980, the Choruses have seen membership from diverse ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Regularly sharing the stage with the SSO, the Choruses record and tour with the orchestra, as well as give their own performances in Singapore and abroad. Through holistic training that nurtures artistic growth and personal development, the Choruses aim to articulate an ecosystem of choral excellence. Repertoire for the respective choruses straddle musical worlds and styles, ranging from orchestral masterpieces to a cappella favourites, and spanning the Renaissance to contemporary 21-st century music. Throughout the pandemic, the Choruses challenged the boundaries of remote collaboration in music making, releasing several productions including a music video "We Will Get There", as well as a one-of-its-kind joint choral performance "Longing", entirely enabled by technology.

Find out more about Singapore Symphony Choruses

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