[THE STRAITS TIMES] AN EVENING OF GOOD MUSIC WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT STRAITS TIMES CONCERT IN THE GARDENS

Published on 21 July 2019

SINGAPORE - Music lulled the audience in a sultry evening at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on Sunday (July 21), as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) played to thousands of visitors at The Straits Times Concert in the Gardens.

Even before the free evening concert had started, the lawn in front of the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage quickly filled with picnickers, leaving latecomers to stand along the fringes of the green. Concert-goers sipped wine and tucked into their picnic spreads, enjoying a relaxing evening with friends and families, and pets, in some cases.

Led by associate conductor Joshua Tan, the SSO played a selection of classics and family favourites, including Rossini's Overture To The Barber Of Seville, Shostakovich's The Golden Age, Sketches Of Singapore by local composer Kelly Tang, and Home by Singapore singer-songwriter Dick Lee.

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