Published on 20 September 2018
This October 19 and 20, German pianist-conductor Lars Vogt leads the SSO in a programme flavoured by Vienna, musical capital of Europe. Vogt will be conductor and piano soloist in Mozart’s joyous Piano Concerto No. 21, nicknamed “Elvira Madigan” after the titular 1967 Swedish classic film. The film features the concerto’s elegant slow movement -- music of overarching beauty, tinted by nostalgia, melancholy and longing.
The programme at the Victoria Concert Hall opens with Webern’s Langsamer Satz, a gentle lovesong on string choir inspired by the composer’s love for his future wife, and concludes with Schumann’s stately and cleverly designed Symphony No. 2.
Lars Vogt also conducts a Piano Masterclass at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music on October 18. He has previously performed here in the 22nd Singapore International Piano Festival in 2015.
“For a moment we joined Vogt in a breathless silence, as the quiet poignancy of the music held both pianist and audience rapt; proof that the highest compliment for a performer is not in fact eager applause, but an audience reluctant to break the spell of a sublimely placed double-barline.” – Limelight Magazine
“He is a rare talent – and we are fortunate that he’s our talent at this time.” – The Chronicle
Date & time
19 & 20 October 2018 (Friday & Saturday), 7.30pm
Pre-concert Talk: 6.30pm at VCH Music Studio
Victoria Concert Hall
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Lars Vogt, conductor/piano
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WEBERN Langsamer Satz
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61
$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: 30% (Cat 4-5)
Tickets are available from SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, website: www.sistic.com.sg, and SISTIC counters island-wide.