Published on 28 March 2019
Threshold for percussion and orchestra was written by LA Philharmonic Principal timpanist Joseph Pereira, requiring six timpani and a vast array of percussion instruments ordinary and extraordinary. Don’t miss this heart-pounding, eye-opening Asian premiere featuring our own Principal Timpanist Christian Schiøler, and guest percussion duo Maraca2. Contemporary music champion Pascal Rophé leads the SSO in his compatriot Jean-Frederic Neuburger’s dawn-inspired reverie, Aube, closing with Stravinsky’s revolutionary Rite of Spring.
Christian Schiøler is currently the Principal Timpanist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He was appointed assistant timpanist/percussionist with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (DNSO) in 1992, a position he held up until joining the SSO in 2014. As a chamber musician, Christian is best known in Denmark for his work with saxophonist Jeanette Balland, with whom he formed DuoDenum, an ensemble dedicated to play original (con)temporary music for any sized saxophone and a lot of percussion. In 2004 DuoDenum released a CD, on Danish national label Dacapo Records, of Danish works commissioned by, and written for the duo.
Maraca2 percussion duo is an ensemble that has had significant impact on the development of the genre. Known for their virtuosic and high energy performances and accessible repertoire, they have become regarded as one the World’s leading percussion duos. Tim Palmer and Jason Huxtable met whilst studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK, where they now teach and have been awarded prestigious Honorary Member fellowships for their contribution to music since graduation.
Date & time
3 May 2019 (Friday), 7.30pm
There will be an autograph session with Maraca2 and Christian Schiøler during intermission.
Pre-concert Talk: 6.30pm at library@esplanade
Esplanade Concert Hall
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Pascal Rophé, conductor
Christian Schiøler, timpani
Please contact the Media Officer for photographs and interviews.
Aube (Asian Premiere)
Threshold for solo timpani, two percussion and orchestra (Asian Premiere)
The Rite of Spring
$48, $38, $28, $18
*before booking fees: $1 for tickets $20 and below, $3 for tickets $20.01 to $40, $4 for tickets above $40.
Students, Senior Citizens, NSF and PWDs: 30% off (Cat 3-4)
Tickets are available from website: ticketing.sso.org.sg, SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, SISTIC counters island-wide and Esplanade Box Office.