SSO Chief Conductor Hans Graf directs violinist Bomsori Kim and world premiere of Paul von Klenau's Symphony No. 8 in live April concert

Published on 16 March 2021

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra continues to lift the nation’s spirits with the announcement today of a programme of live events to take place in April and May, including more live concerts featuring SSO Chief Conductor Hans Graf and performances by brilliant violinist, Bomsori Kim, SSO’s first international guest artist since the start of the pandemic.

On 10 & 17 April, Hans Graf is on the podium for a pair of concerts featuring music by Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven, among others. On 17 April he will be joined by virtuoso violinist Bomsori Kim, who performs Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 1. This concert will open with the world premiere of Danish composer Paul von Klenau’s Symphony No. 8 “In Olden Style”.

On 23 April the SSO marks 55 years of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Japan with One Summer’s Day, a programme of chamber music by Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi and Hajime Komatsu. This concert will take place at the Victoria Concert Hall, home of the SSO.

Also announced today is an SSO concert taking place at Victoria Concert Hall on 31 March and twice on 1 April. The orchestra will perform two works by Mozart: the Lucio Silla Overture and his Symphony No. 29, as well as Grieg’s delightful Holberg Suite, conducted by Joshua Tan.

SSO also announces further concerts in its VCHpresents chamber music series. On Sunday 18 April, Bomsori Kim performs a programme of works by Bach, Beethoven and Waxman with pianist Lim Yan in VCHpresents Chamber: Bomsori Kim in Recital. This is followed by an all-Vivaldi extravaganza taking place across two nights, on 30 April and 1 May. VCHpresents: Vivacious Vivaldi will include the composer’s “Alla rustica” Concerto for Strings and the Concerto in A minor for Two Violins, alongside other works. Finally, in May, Singapore organist Isaac Lee teams up with Red Dot Baroque on 19 May in a performance of works by J. S. and C. P. E. Bach, among others.

Tickets for Halcyon Days (31 March & 1 April) will be on sale from Thursday 18 March at 10am. Tickets for all other concerts will go on sale from Wednesday 31 March at 10am.

HALCYON DAYS

Date & time
31 March (Wed), 7.30pm
1 April (Thu), 4pm & 7.30pm

Venue
Victoria Concert Hall

Performers
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Tan, Associate Conductor

Programme
MOZART Overture to Lucio Silla
GRIEG Holberg Suite
MOZART Symphony No. 29

Tickets
$88, $68, $48, $28
Available from 10am on 18 March

FLURRY OF THE FLUTE

Date & time
10 April (Sat), 7.30pm

Venue
Esplanade Concert Hall

Performers
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Hans Graf, Chief Conductor
Jin Ta, flute

Programme
HAYDN Symphony No. 95
IBERT Flute Concerto
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 1

Tickets
$88, $68, $48, $28
Available from 10am on 31 March

BOMSORI KIM PLAYS MOZART

Date & time
17 April (Sat), 7.30pm

Venue
Esplanade Concert Hall

Performers
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Hans Graf, Chief Conductor
Bomsori Kim, violin

Programme
PAUL VON KLENAU Symphony No. 8 “In Olden Style” (world premiere)
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 1
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5

Tickets
$88, $68, $48, $28
Available from 10am on 31 March

VCHPRESENTS CHAMBER: BOMSORI KIM IN RECITAL

Date & time
18 April (Sun), 4pm

Venue
Victoria Concert Hall

Performers
Bomsori Kim, violin
Lim Yan, piano

Programme
J. S. BACH Chaconne from Partita in D minor, BWV 1004
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring”
WAXMAN Carmen Fantasie

Tickets
$60, $40, $25
Available from 10am on 31 March

ONE SUMMER’S DAY

Date & time
23 April (Fri), 7.30pm

Venue
Victoria Concert Hall

Performers
Kong Xianlong, violin
Chikako Sasaki, violin
Wang Dandan, viola
Jamshid Saydikarimov, cello

Programme
KOMATSU Four Japanese Folk Songs, Suite No. 2
HISAISHI Merry-Go-Round of Life
HISAISHI One Summer’s Day
HISAISHI Summer
BEETHOVEN String quartet Op. 18, No. 3 in D major
BEETHOVEN Ode to Joy

Tickets
$88, $68, $48, $28
Available from 10am on 31 March

VCHPRESENTS CHAMBER: VIVACIOUS VIVALDI

Date & time
30 April (Fri), 7.30pm
1 May (Sat), 7.30pm

Venue
Victoria Concert Hall

Performers
Samuel Tan, violin
Cindy Lee, violin
Musicians of the SSO

Programme
VIVALDI Concerto for Strings in G major, RV 151 “Alla rustica”
VIVALDI Concerto in A minor for Two Violins*

Tickets
$40, $30, $20
Available from 10am on 31 March

VCHPRESENTS ORGAN: PIPE UP! ISAAC LEE WITH RED DOT BAROQUE

Date & time
19 May (Wed), 7.30pm

Venue
Victoria Concert Hall

Performers
Isaac Lee, organ
Red Dot Baroque

Programme
J. S. BACH Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 169 “Gott soll allein mein Herze haben”
BÖHM Partita on “Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele”
J. S. BACH Prelude in D major, BWV 532 J. S. BACH from Organ Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV 530: I. Vivace, II. Lento
C. P. E BACH Allegro Moderato from Organ Sonata in G minor, Wq. 70/6, H. 87
KREBS Organ Trio in E-flat major, Krebs-WV 443
J. S. BACH Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 146 “Wir müssen durch viel Trubsal”

Tickets
$5
Available from 10am on 31 March

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