SSO Announces Feb-May Digital Season: Chloe Chua to Star in Upcoming Online Concert

Published on 26 January 2021

The SSOPlayOn! digital season continues with a raft of concerts, announced today, taking place from February to May. Highlights include a performance of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto by young virtuoso Chloe Chua alongside SSO First Violinist Ye Lin.

Cindy Lim, Head of Marketing Communications for SSG said: “With the gradual resumption of live performances, the SSO will be reducing the frequency of its online concerts to once a month. This will allow some of our patrons, who may not be comfortable returning to the concert hall at the moment, to still enjoy concerts by their national orchestra from their home. In addition, due to popular demand, we will be bringing back the $5 early bird price. Standard tickets for our SSOPlayOn! events will now cost $8, down from $10, making our online concerts even more affordable, so that we can attract new audiences in the digital space."

On Friday 26 February at 8pm the orchestra’s ‘Celebrating Bach’ series continues with ‘Miracle of Music (Online)’, comprising two violin concertos by J. S. Bach alongside Telemann’s Don Quixote Suite, conducted by Joshua Tan. This concert was recorded live in front of a small, safe-distanced audience, at the Victoria Concert Hall on 4 December 2020.

The following month, on Friday 19 March, ‘VCHpresents Chamber: Haydn’s Emperor & Tchaikovsky’s Florence (Online)’ pairs Haydn’s ‘Emperor’ String Quartet and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenirs de Florence. This concert was recorded live at the Victoria Concert Hall on 8 October. VCHpresents continues on Friday 16 April with a performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A major and Beethoven’s Piano Quartet No. 3 in ‘VCHpresents Chamber: Sparkle and Serenity (Online)’.

On Friday 21 May ‘Celebrating Bach’ continues with ‘A Gift to the Universe (Online)', conducted by Darrell Ang and featuring Singapore’s star young violinist, Chloe Chua, who is joined by SSO First Violinist Ye Lin for J. S. Bach’s Double Violin Concerto. Tickets for all these concerts will be available at the special early-bird price of $5 from 28 January until 10 February. After this period, tickets will start at $8 on a pay-as-you-wish basis. Online concerts are available to watch for two weeks after the premiere.

In addition, the SSO announces the cancellation of all remaining live concerts of the previously-announced 2020/21 season. Newly-curated live concerts will be announced in the coming weeks.

The specific 2020/21 live concerts to be cancelled are:

Serenade for Strings 24 February (Weds) | Victoria Concert Hall
Cédric Tiberghien Plays Ravel 5 & 6 March (Fri & Sat) | Victoria Concert Hall
Family Film Favourites 13 & 14 March (Sat & Sun) | Victoria Concert Hall
Mozart and Mother Goose 26 & 27 March (Fri & Sat) | Victoria Concert Hall
Beethoven and Mozart with Simone Lamsma 1 & 3 April (Thu & Sat) | Victoria Concert Hall
Mahler’s Wunderhorn with Hans Graf & Sumi Hwang 10 April | Esplanade Concert Hall
Bomsori Plays Shostakovich 17 April | Esplanade Concert Hall
The Kozlovsky Requiem 30 Apr-1 May | Victoria Concert Hall
Brahms and the Firebird 7 May | Esplanade Concert Hall
Louis Schwizgebel Plays Mozart 15 May | Esplanade Concert Hall

For press enquiries, please contact: Elizabeth.davis@sso.org.sg

MIRACLE OF MUSIC: CELEBRATING BACH II (ONLINE)
Recorded live at Victoria Concert Hall

Date & time
26 February (Fri), 8pm
Available to watch until 12 March (Fri)
Pre-concert talk will be available on facebook.com/singaporesymphony before the concert premiere

Where to watch
SISTIC Live

Performers
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Tan, Associate Conductor
Chan Yoong-Han, violin^
Zhao Hui Kong, violin^^

Programme
J. S. BACH Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041^
J. S. BACH Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042^^
TELEMANN: Don Quixote Suite

Tickets
Early bird sale (28 Jan-10 Feb): $5
From 10 Feb: Pay-as-you-wish $8, $20, $30, $50
10% discount for Friends Season Pass holders
20% discount for Gold Friends Season Pass holders
20% Donors’ discount

VCHPRESENTS CHAMBER: HAYDN’S EMPEROR & TCHAIKOVSKY’S FLORENCE (ONLINE)
Recorded live at Victoria Concert Hall

Date & time
19 March (Fri), 8pm
Available to watch until 2 April (Fri)

Where to watch
SISTIC Live

Performers
Musicians of the SSO

Programme
HAYDN String Quartet in C major, Op. 76 No. 3 "Emperor"
TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

Tickets
Early bird sale (28 Jan-10 Feb): $5
From 10 Feb: Pay-as-you-wish $8, $20, $30, $50
10% discount for Friends Season Pass holders
20% discount for Gold Friends Season Pass holders
20% Donors’ discount

VCHPRESENTS CHAMBER: SPARKLE & SERENITY - BEETHOVEN AND MOZART (ONLINE)
Recorded live at Victoria Concert Hall

Date & time
16 April (Fri), 8pm
Available to watch until 30 April (Fri)

Where to watch
SISTIC Live

Performers
Musicians of the SSO

Programme
MOZART Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581
BEETHOVEN Piano Quartet No. 3 in C major, WoO 36

Tickets
Early bird sale (28 Jan-10 Feb): $5
From 10 Feb: Pay-as-you-wish $8, $20, $30, $50
10% discount for Friends Season Pass holders
20% discount for Gold Friends Season Pass holders
20% Donors’ discount

A GIFT TO THE UNIVERSE: CELEBRATING BACH III (ONLINE)
Recorded live at Esplanade Concert Hall

Date & time 21 May (Fri), 8pm
Available to watch until 4 June (Fri)
Pre-concert talk will be available on facebook.com/singaporesymphony before the concert premiere

Where to watch
SISTIC Live

Performers
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Darrell Ang, conductor
Chloe Chua, violin^
Ye Lin, violin^

Programme
J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
J.S. BACH Concerto in D minor for Two Violins and Orchestra, BWV 1043^
J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049

Tickets Early bird sale (28 Jan-10 Feb): $5
From 10 Feb: Pay-as-you-wish $8, $20, $30, $50
10% discount for Friends Season Pass holders
20% discount for Gold Friends Season Pass holders
20% Donors’ discount

All prices before SISTIC booking fees. Tickets are available from ticketing.sso.org.sg