CHORUS OF THE PLANETS: HARMONIES OF THE UNIVERSE

Published on 07 October 2019

CHORUS OF THE PLANETS: HARMONIES OF THE UNIVERSE

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor, Andrew Litton, returns this November to conduct a concert that promises to be out of this world. On Friday 8 November he'll be blasting off to explore the solar system with a performance of Holst's much-loved The Planets Suite.

The concert – which is sponsored by the SSO's Official Radio Station, Symphony 92.4 – also includes Barber's one-movement Symphony No. 1 and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra. 

Beethoven's Choral Fantasy is a pre-cursor to the composer's famous Ninth Symphony and is a poetic tribute to the divine power of music. Joining the orchestra for this epic work are: pianist Tengku Irfan, sopranos Ee Ping and Jessica Chen, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Chellappah, tenors Long Long and Jonathan Tay, and baritone William Lim.

Holst's seven-movement suite The Planets is one of the best-known pieces of music ever written. Each section is inspired by the astrological character of the planets in the solar system: from Mars, the Bringer of War (which inspired John Williams' music for Star Wars) to Neptune, the Mystic

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CHORUS OF THE PLANETS #

Date & time

8 November 2019 (Friday), 7.30pm

VENUE #

Esplanade Concert Hall

PERFORMERS #

Andrew Litton, conductor
Tengku Irfan, piano
Ee Ping, soprano
Jessica Chen, soprano
Rebecca Chellappah, mezzo-soprano
Long Long, tenor
Jonathan Tay, tenor
William Lim, baritone
Singapore Symphony Chorus & Youth Choir
Singapore Symphony Orchestra

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PROGRAMME #

BARBER Symphony No. 1 in One Movement
BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy  HOLST The Planets

TICKET PRICES* #

$88, $68, $48, $38, $28, $15

*before booking fees: $1 for tickets $20 and below, $3 for tickets $20.01 to $40, $4 for tickets above $40.

Concession discounts

Students, Senior Citizens, NSF and PWDs: 30% off (Cat 4-6)

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*before booking fees: $1 for tickets $20 and below, $3 for tickets $20.01 to $40, $4 for tickets above $40.

Tickets are available from website: ticketing.sso.org.sg, SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, SISTIC counters island-wide and, for concerts at the Esplanade Concert Hall, Esplanade Box Office.