Published on 10 December 2018

In his final concerts as our Music Director, Lan Shui directs his swansong in the form of Mahler’s monumental Resurrection Symphony, a work close to his heart. Lan Shui has been Music Director of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra since 1997. Through his contributions, he has “turned a good regional orchestra into a world-class ensemble that plays its heart out at every concert” (American Record Guide), brought the SSO on several acclaimed tours to Europe, Asia and the US, as well as recorded over 20 albums for the premier Swedish classical record label BIS.

Mahler’s Second Symphony, famously known as the Resurrection Symphony, is a massive 90-minute work involving an augmented orchestra, with the addition of two solo vocalists and a choir. It is an apocalyptic musical monument on the purpose and sufferings in life, death and life beyond death. The SSO is joined by Swedish singers Miah Persson (soprano) and Anna Larsson (mezzo-soprano), both renowned for their Mahler performances, as well as the combined choral forces of the Singapore Symphony Chorus and Youth Choir, the Hallelujah Chorus, The Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Canticorum, the Singapore Bible College Community Choir.

A post-concert autograph session with Lan Shui will be held after the performance on Friday, 25 Jan.



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


Date & time
25 & 26 January 2019 (Friday & Saturday), 7.30pm


Esplanade Concert Hall


Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Lan Shui, conductor
Miah Persson, soprano
Anna Larsson, mezzo-soprano
Singapore Symphony Chorus & Youth Choir
Hallelujah Chorus The Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Singapore
Singapore Bible College Community Choir. Canticorum
Eudenice Palaruan, choral director
Wong Lai Foon, choirmaster

Please contact the Media Officer for photographs and interviews.


MAHLER Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"


$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:, SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, SISTIC counters island-wide and Esplanade Box Office.