SSOPLAYON! UPCOMING EVENTS: A DVOŘÁK SERENADE, CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS AND SPOTLIGHT ON SINGAPORE'S CONDUCTORS 

Published on 26 May 2020

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra continues to bring music to its audiences with the digital concert season, SSOPlayOn! Over the coming fortnight, audiences can enjoy music by Dvořák, Saint-Saëns and Singapore composer Kelly Tang.

On 29 May the interview series Conversations with the Artist continues with a conversation with Japanese jazz pianist Makoto Ozone. The following week (5 June), Jon Fox speaks to two conductors who’ll be familiar to fans of the SSO – Joshua Tan, our Associate Conductor, and Darrell Ang, a regular guest conductor with the orchestra.

The 31 May sees the launch of a new series for youngsters: Musical Soundbites. Conductor Jessica Gethin is your guide on an interactive fun-packed exploration of Saint-Saëns’s much-loved classic, Carnival of the Animals. A new video launches every Sunday at 3pm, beginning with ‘Royal March of the Lion, Hens & Cocks’.

This fortnight also sees the launch of a series of piano recitals filmed at the 2019 Singapore International Piano Festival. On Saturday 30 May at 7.30pm, there’ll be the Digital Premiere of a recital by Louis Schwizgebel with music by Chopin, Schubert, Mussorgsky and more. The following week it’s the turn of Ronan O’Hora, who performs a programme of Beethoven and Brahms. Both films will be available for a limited time – 30 days.

The celebration of Singapore’s composing talent continues on 3 June with an evening dedicated to the music of Kelly Tang, including his Capriccio for Orchestra. Meanwhile, don’t miss the final installment of Concert Classics on our Official Radio Station, Symphony 924. Tune in on 31 May at noon for two hours of music celebrating our home, Singapore.

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SSOPLAYON! VICTORIA CONCERT HALL: FROM THE ARCHIVES
DVOŘÁK SERENADE IN D MINOR

Date & time
27 May (Wednesday), 7.30pm 
(Recorded live at the Victoria Concert Hall on 23 October 2016)

Where to listen
SSO YouTube channel

Performers
Musicians of the SSO

Programme
DVOŘÁK Serenade in D minor, Op. 44, B. 77

SSOPLAYON! CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ARTIST
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ARTIST: MAKOTO OZONE

Date & time
29 May (Friday), 9.15pm

Where to watch
SSO Facebook page

Synopsis
SSO Principal Percussionist, Jon Fox, switches his drumsticks for a mic in a new SSOPlayOn! series. In Conversations with the Artist, Jon hosts video conversations with artists from across the music world. Jon's guest this week is none other than Japanese jazz pianist, Makoto Ozone. 

SSOPLAYON! LIVE AND DIGITAL PREMIERES
SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL: LOUIS SCHWIZGEBEL IN RECITAL

Date & time
30 May (Saturday), 7.30pm  (Recorded live at the Victoria Concert Hall on 2 June 2019)

Where to watch
SSO YouTube channel. Available for 30 days only.

Performers
Louis Schwizgebel

Programme
CHOPIN Selections from 24 Preludes, Op. 28
SCHUBERT Four Impromptus, D935: No.2 in A-flat major
RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit: I. Ondine
DEBUSSY L'isle joyeyse, L109
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition
CHOPIN Prelude No. 6 in B minor, Op. 28

SSOPLAYON! CONCERT CLASSICS ON SYMPHONY 924
SINGAPORE

Date & time
31 May (Sunday), 12pm (noon)

Where to listen
Symphony 924 or MeListen.sg

Performers
Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Programme
Enjoy two hours of music performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and curated by our Official Radio Station, Symphony 924. This week's concert celebrates our home.

SSOPLAYON! MUSICAL SOUNDBITES 
ROYAL MARCH OF THE LION, HENS & COCKS

Date & time
31 May (Sunday), 3pm 

Where to watch
SSO Facebook page and YouTube channel

Performers
Jessica Gethin, presenter
Singapore Symphony Orchestra 

Programme
Saint-Saëns’s much-loved masterpiece Carnival of the Animals is the focus for our new series for children, hosted by conductor Jessica Gethin. Head to the SSO Facebook page and YouTube channel every Sunday from 31 May to discover a different part of the piece, starting with this episode introducing the opening two sections of the piece: the ‘Royal March of the Lion’ and ‘Hens and Cocks’.

SSOPLAYON! SINGAPORE COMPOSERS: FROM THE ARCHIVE
MUSIC BY KELLY TANG 

Date & time
3 June (Monday), 7.30pm  (Radiance & Spark recorded live at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 11 October 2012; Capriccio recorded live at the Victoria Concert Hall on 16 July 2014)

Where to watch
SSO YouTube channel

Performers
Joshua Tan, conductor
Lan Shui, conductor (Capriccio)
Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Programme
KELLY TANG Two Symphonic Dances: Radiance and Spark
KELLY TANG Capriccio for Orchestra

SSOPLAYON! SSO PLAYLISTS
CONDUCTOR PLAYLISTS: JOSHUA TAN & DARRELL ANG

Date & time
Available from 4 June (Thursday) 10am

Where to listen
Spotify

Performers
Various 

Programme
Two specially curated playlist put together by conductors Joshua Tan & Darrell Ang, who both regularly appear with the SSO. 

SSOPLAYON! CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ARTIST
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ARTIST: JOSHUA TAN & DARRELL ANG 

Date & time
5 June (Friday), 7.30pm 

Where to watch
SSO Facebook page

Synopsis
SSO Principal Percussionist, Jon Fox, switches his drumsticks for a mic in a new SSOPlayOn! series. In Conversations with the Artist, Jon hosts video conversations with artists from across the music world. Jon has a pair of guests this week - the conductors Joshua Tan and Darrell Ang. Joshua is the SSO's Associate Conductor while Darrell makes regular guest appearances with the orchestra. 

SSOPLAYON! LIVE AND DIGITAL PREMIERES
SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL: RONAN O'HORA IN RECITAL

Date & time
6 June (Saturday), 7.30pm 
(Recorded live at the Victoria Concert Hall on 2 June 2019)

Where to watch
SSO YouTube channel. Available for 30 days only.

Performers
Ronan O'Hora

Programme
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 “Pathétique
BRAHMS Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5
BRAHMS Selections from Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata
SCHUBERT Abschied from Waldszenen, Op. 82

SSOPLAYON! MUSICAL SOUNDBITES  WILD ASSES, TORTOISES, ELEPHANTS

Date & time
7 June (Sunday), 3pm

Where to watch
SSO Facebook page and YouTube channel

Performers
Jessica Gethin, presenter Singapore Symphony Orchestra 

Programme
Saint-Saëns’s much-loved masterpiece Carnival of the Animals is the focus for our new series for children, hosted by conductor Jessica Gethin. Head to the SSO Facebook page and YouTube channel on Sunday 7 June for the second installment of this series: ‘Wild Asses, Tortoises, Elephants’.