SSOPLAYON! UPCOMING EVENTS: A BAROQUE CELEBRATION, GERARD AND LEA SALONGA, BRITTEN'S WAR REQUIEM PLUS KIRILL GERSTEIN

Published on 09 June 2020

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra's digital season will come to an end on 28 June, before we launch our new season in early July. But there are still plenty of musical treats in store before then.

This week, on 10 June, we're revisiting the 2016 Baroque Festival with music by Vivaldi, Locke and Rebel performed by the SSO and violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk.

On Friday 12 June a pair of musical siblings are our guests on the interview series Conversations with the Artist: conductor Gerard Salonga and Broadway legend Lea Salonga. The following week, 19 June, Jon Fox is joined by the brilliant young violinist Yu-Chien (Benny) Tseng.

On Saturday 13 June we continue our series of piano recitals from recent years of the Singapore International Piano Festival with music from Kirill Gerstein and Dénes Várjon. And on 20 June there's a chance to enjoy the SSO's memorable 2013 performance of Britten's epic War Requiem once more.

Meanwhile Musical Soundbites, our series for youngsters, continues its exploration of Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals, from fossils to kangaroos! A new video launches every Sunday at 3pm on the SSO Facebook and YouTube pages.

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SSOPLAYON! VICTORIA CONCERT HALL: FROM THE ARCHIVES
WIND, WATER & WAVES | BAROQUE MUSIC WITH PAVLO BEZNOSIUK

Date & time
10 June (Wednesday), 7.30pm
(Recorded live at the Victoria Concert Hall in 2016)

Where to listen
SSO YouTube channel

Performers
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Pavlo Beznosiuk, violin/leader

Programme
VIVALDI: Sinfonia from La Senna festeggiante
LOCKE: The Tempest
REBEL: Les Élémens ("The Elements")


SSOPLAYON! CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ARTIST
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ARTIST: GERARD SALONGA AND LEA SALONGA

Date & time
12 June (Friday), 9pm

Where to watch
SSO Facebook page

Synopsis
SSO Principal Percussionist, Jon Fox, switches his drumsticks for a mic in this SSOPlayOn! series. In Conversations with the Artist, Jon hosts video conversations with artists from across the music world. Jon's guests this week are musical siblings, conductor Gerard Salonga and singer and Broadway legend, Lea Salonga.


SSOPLAYON! LIVE AND DIGITAL PREMIERES
SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL: KIRILL GERSTEIN PLAYS BEETHOVEN'S EROICA VARIATIONS

Date & time
13 June (Saturday), 7.30pm
(Recorded live at the Victoria Concert Hall on 1 June 2019)

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

Performers
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Programme
BEETHOVEN: 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme


SOPLAYON! LIVE AND DIGITAL PREMIERES
SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL: DÉNES VÁRJON IN RECITAL

Date & time
13 June (Saturday), 8pm
(Recorded live at the Victoria Concert Hall on 8 June 2018)

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

Performers
Dénes Várjon, piano

Programme
BEETHOVEN: Bagatelles, Op. 126
BARTÓK: Selections from For Children, Sz. 42
BARTÓK: Elegy No. 2
BARTÓK: Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20
RAVEL: Gaspard de la nuit CHOPIN: Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2
CHOPIN: Nocturne in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2
CHOPIN: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20
BARTÓK: Three Hungarian Folksongs [Encore]
SCHUMANN: 'Of Foreign Lands and Peoples' from Kinderszenen ( [Encore]


SSOPLAYON! MUSICAL SOUNDBITES
EPISODE 3 - CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS: KANGAROOS, AQUARIUM, PERSONS WITH LONG EARS

Date & time
14 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 series for children, hosted by conductor Jessica Gethin. Head to the SSO Facebook or YouTube channel on Sunday at 3pm, 14 June for the third instalment of this series: ‘Kangaroos, Aquarium, Persons with Long Ears’.


SSOPLAYON! SINGAPORE COMPOSERS: FROM THE ARCHIVE
BERNARD TAN: GUITAR CONCERTO

Date & time
17 June (Wednesday), 7.30pm
(Recorded live at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 18 January 2013)

Where to watch
SSO YouTube channel

Performers
Lan Shui, conductor
Kevin Loh, guitar
Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Programme
BERNARD TAN: Guitar Concerto (world premiere)


SSOPLAYON! SSO PLAYLISTS
SELECTIONS FOR THE PIPE ORGAN

Date & time
Available from 18 June (Thursday) 10am

Where to listen
Spotify

Performers
Various

Programme
A specially curated playlist celebrating the greatest organ music ever written.


SSOPLAYON! CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ARTIST
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ARTIST: YU-CHIEN (BENNY) TSENG

Date & time
19 June (Friday), 9pm

Where to watch
SSO Facebook page

Synopsis SSO Principal Percussionist, Jon Fox, switches his drumsticks for a mic in this SSOPlayOn! series. In Conversations with the Artist, Jon hosts video conversations with artists from across the music world. Jon's guest this week is is the brilliant young Taiwanese violinist Yu-Chien (Benny) Tseng.


SSOPLAYON! LIVE AND DIGITAL PREMIERES
SSO ENCORE: BRITTEN'S WAR REQUIEM

Date & time
20 June (Saturday), 7.30pm
(Recorded live at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 5 April 2013)

Where to watch
SSO YouTube channel

Performers
Lan Shui, conductor
Lim Yau, conductor (chamber orchestra) & choral director
Elena Zelenskaya, soprano
Barry Banks, tenor
Detlef Roth, bass-baritone
Singapore Symphony Chorus
Hallelujah Chorus
The Philharmonic Chamber Choir
NAFA choir
Shanghai Opera House Chorus
Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir
Wong Lai Foon conductor

Programme
BRITTEN War Requiem


SSOPLAYON! MUSICAL SOUNDBITES
EPISODE 4 - CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS: THE CUCKOO, THE AVIARY, PIANISTS

Date & time
21 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 series for children, hosted by conductor Jessica Gethin. Head to the SSO Facebook or YouTube channel on Sunday at 3pm, 21 June for the fourth instalment of this series: ‘The Cuckoo, The Aviary, Pianists’.


SSOPLAYON! MUSICAL SOUNDBITES
EPISODE 5 - CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS: FOSSILS, THE SWAN

Date & time
28 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 series for children, hosted by conductor Jessica Gethin. Head to the SSO Facebook page and YouTube channel on Sunday 7 June for the fifth and final installment of this series: ‘Fossils, The Swan’.