SSOPLAYON! UPCOMING EVENTS: SIBELIUS, BEETHOVEN AND SINGAPORE COMPOSER EMILY KOH

Published on 18 May 2020

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra continues its SSOPlayOn! digital concert season with music by Sibelius, Beethoven and Emily Koh this week. Plus, conductor Andrew Litton is the guest in our new interview series Conversations with the Artist.

On Wednesday 20 May, SSO fans can head to the YouTube channel to enjoy an archive performance of Emily Koh's work Jia[k], a work inspired by Singapore's iconic hawker centres. Launching the following day, Thursday 21 May, we're celebrating the viola with a specially curated Spotify playlist put together by SSO's Violists.

We continue our new interview series on Friday as SSO Principal Percussionist, Jon Fox, swaps his mallets for a microphone in Conversations with the Artist. Our Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton is in the hot-seat this week.

Saturday sees the return of the SSO Encore series, spotlighting a memorable performance from the orchestra's archive. Lan Shui conducts Sibelius's Finlandia and Nielsen's Third Symphony in a performance recorded live in 2015.

Finally, tune in to Symphony 924, our Official Radio Station, on Sunday at noon as Concert Classics on Symphony 924 continues: two hours of full-work performances by the SSO. On 24 May the programme celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven.

SINGAPORE COMPOSERS: FROM THE ARCHIVES
EMILY KOH'S JIA[K]

Date & time 20 May (Wednesday), 7.30pm
(Recorded live at the Victoria Concert Hall on 10 April 2015)

Where to watch
SSO YouTube channel

Performers
Okko Kamu, conductor
Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Programme
EMILY KOH: Jia[k]


SSOPLAYON! SSO PLAYLISTS
ALL ABOUT THE VIOLA

Date & time
21 May (Thursday), 10am

Where to listen
Spotify

Performers
Various

Programme
A playlist of classical viola music curated by our SSO violists


SSOPLAYON! CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ARTIST
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ARTIST: ANDREW LITTON

Date & time
22 May (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's guest this week is none other than the SSO's Principal Guest Conductor, Andrew Litton.


SSOPLAYON! SSO ENCORE
A NORDIC JOURNEY

Date & time
23 May (Saturday), 7.30pm
(Recorded live at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 31 July 2015)

Where to watch
SSO YouTube channel

Performers
Lan Shui, conductor
Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Programme
SIBELIUS Finlandia Op. 26
NIELSEN Symphony No.3 "Espansiva"


SSOPLAYON! CONCERT CLASSICS ON SYMPHONY 924
BEETHOVEN 2020

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

Where to listen
Symphony 924 or MeListen.sg

Performers
Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Programme
Enjoy two hours of Beethoven, performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and curated by our Official Radio Station, Symphony 924, to celebrate the composer's 250th anniversary.