FROM BAROQUE TO BORODIN

Published on 07 September 2018

This October, join internationally renowned musicians in the intimate setting of Victoria Concert Hall, home of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Come October 5 to 7, indulge in the magnificence, beauty and nobility of music from Baroque Germany and England: Bach, grand master of High Baroque; Purcell, unparalleled songsmith of the English language; and Handel, whose majestic music continues to crown Kings and Queens today. Celebrating the EU-ASEAN Friendship in Singapore, the European Union in Singapore is the Presenting Partner for the October 6 concert. The evening’s concert is also dedicated to the late Dr Goh Keng Swee, founding patron of the SSO, to mark his 100th birthday.

For more than seventy years, the Borodin Quartet has been celebrated for its insight and authority. In the first of a pair of unmissable recitals on October 13 and 14, the Borodin Quartet is joined by SSO musicians in two of the finest quintets ever written – Schubert’s sublimely crafted C major Quintet and Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet. The Borodin Quartet’s second outing presents a spellbinding pairing of Tchaikovsky’s melodic String Quartet No. 1 with the mesmerizing String Quartet No. 15 by Shostakovich. Steeped in history and honed to perfection, the ‘Russian Grand Masters’ make a welcome return to the Victoria Concert Hall.

One of the finest violinists today, Canadian violinist James Ehnes, praised for his ‘honeyed tone and immaculate technique’, performs Beethoven’s vigorous Violin Sonata No. 1 on October 23, together with acclaimed pianist Andrew Armstrong. Their artistry continues with a programme of virtuosic works by Ravel and Brahms, culminating with John Corigliano’s Sonata for Violin and Piano.

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BAROQUE FESTIVAL #

Date & time
5 October 2018 (Friday), 7.30pm
6 October 2018 (Saturday), 7.30pm
7 October 2018 (Sunday), 4pm

Venue
Victoria Concert Hall

Performers
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Please contact the Media Officer for photographs and interviews.

Ticket prices*

5 Oct: Free admission
6 & 7 Oct: $30, $20

*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: $15 (Cat 2)

Tickets are available from SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, website: www.sistic.com.sg, SISTIC counters island-wide.

SSO CHAMBER SERIES: BORODIN QUARTET - ELEGY #

Date & time
13 October 2018 (Saturday), 7.30pm

Venue
Victoria Concert Hall

Performers
Borodin Quartet
Musicians of the SSO

Please contact the Media Officer for photographs and interviews.

Programme

SCHUBERT
String Quintet in C major, D. 956

SHOSTAKOVICH
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

Ticket prices*
$30, $20

*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: $15 (Cat 2)

Tickets are available from SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, website: www.sistic.com.sg, SISTIC counters island-wide.

VCH PRESENTS: BORODIN QUARTET - EPILOGUE #

Date & time
14 October 2018 (Sunday), 4pm

Venue
Victoria Concert Hall

Performers
Borodin Quartet

Ruben Aharonian, violin
Sergei Lomovsky, violin
Igor Naidin, viola
Vladimir Balshin, cello

Please contact the Media Officer for photographs and interviews.

Programme

TCHAIKOVSKY
String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11

WOLF
Italian Serenade

SHOSTAKOVICH
String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat minor, Op. 144

Ticket prices*
$40, $30, $20

*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: $20, $15 (Cat 2-3)

Tickets are available from SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, website: www.sistic.com.sg, SISTIC counters island-wide.

VCH PRESENTS: MASTER OF VIOLIN: JAMES EHNES #

Date & time
23 October 2018 (Tuesday), 7.30pm

Venue
Victoria Concert Hall

Performers
James Ehnes, violin
Andrew Armstrong, piano

Please contact the Media Officer for photographs and interviews.

Programme

BEETHOVEN
Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12

RAVEL
Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major

BRAHMS
Scherzo from F.A.E Sonata (Sonatensatz)

CORIGLIANO
Sonata for Violin and Piano

Ticket prices*
$40, $30, $20

*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: $20, $15 (Cat 2-3)

Tickets are available from SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, website: www.sistic.com.sg, SISTIC counters island-wide.