Published on 25 March 2019

The Hebrides, the Violin Concerto, the Scottish Symphony - three of Mendelssohn's finest classics, each embodying his Romantic spirit, inventiveness and vibrant capacity for melody. Spanish-Catalan conductor Josep Pons directs the SSO with our guest soloist, the young American violinist Stefan Jackiw, described by The Strad as "truly sensational, showing a talent and maturity that belie[s] his years".

Stefan Jackiw is one of America’s foremost violinists, captivating audiences on both sides of the Atlantic with his poetry, pure sound, and impeccable technique. Hailed for playing of “uncommon musical substance” that is “striking for its intelligence and sensitivity” (Boston Globe), Jackiw has appeared as soloist with the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland and New Philharmonic Orchestras, winning the support of numerous conductors including Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir Andrew Davis, Juraj Valčuha, Yuri Temirkanov, Hannu Lintu, Ludovic Morlot, Philippe Herreweghe, Mario Venzago and Hans Graf.

Josep Pons is regarded as the leading Spanish conductor of his generation, and has built strong relationships with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and BBC Symphony Orchestra - the latter including several appearances at the BBC Proms. He is also the Music Director of Gran Teatre del Liceu and Honorary Conductor of the Orquesta Nacional de España, having previously served as their Artistic Director for nine years during which he substantially raised their international profile. His discography of over 50 CDs and DVDs are mostly released by harmonia mundi and Deutsche Grammophon.




For press enquiries, please contact:

Singapore Symphony Group
80 Bencoolen Street, NAFA Tower Block
#08-01 Singapore 189655
T +65 6602 4221


Date & time
27 April 2019 (Saturday), 7.30pm

There will be an autograph session with Stefan Jackiw during intermission.

Pre-concert Talk: 6.30pm at library@esplanade


Esplanade Concert Hall


Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Josep Pons, conductor
Stefan Jackiw, violin

Please contact the Media Officer for photographs and interviews.


MENDELSSOHN   The Hebrides, Op. 26
  Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
  Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"

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)

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