SSO announces March live events with Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton; VCHpresents Chamber series returns with the T'ang Quartet

Published on 16 February 2021

The SSO welcomes its Principal Guest Conductor back for two programmes taking place this March.

On 5 & 6 March at Victoria Concert Hall, Andrew Litton joins musicians of the SSO on the piano to perform two great chamber works: Schubert’s Trout Quintet and Mahler’s rarely performed Piano Quartet. The concert marks the first time Maestro Litton is appearing with the SSO since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic: he conducted the orchestra’s last performance at the Esplanade, in March 2020, before arts venues were closed.

Later in the month, on 10 March, he conducts the orchestra at Esplanade Concert Hall in ‘Fête Musicale – A Musical Celebration’. The evening’s programme includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Ravel’s G Major Piano Concerto – for which he will also be the soloist for the evening.

The SSO also announces the long-awaited return of the T’ang Quartet to the VCHpresents chamber music series, the ensemble’s first appearance in the series since 2015. On 3 & 4 April, musicians of the SSO are joined by the T’ang Quartet for works by Strauss, Shostakovich and Brahms. On 14 April, our Mandarin series, VCHpresents Intimate Moments 乐享时光 returns with ‘Duo! – Chan Yoong-Han & Zhao Tian’. The two SSO violinists join forces to perform music by Schubert, Wieniawski, Glière and much more. The concert is presented in Mandarin and supported by Lianhe Zaobao.

Tickets for all four events go on sale at 10am on Thursday 18 Feb.

THE TROUT QUINTET

Date & time
5 March (Fri), 7.30pm
6 March (Sat), 4pm & 7.30pm

Venue
Victoria Concert Hall

Performers
Andrew Litton, piano
Musicians of the SSO

Programme
Mahler: Piano Quartet
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (“The Trout”)

Tickets
$88, $68, $48, $28

FÊTE MUSICALE – A MUSICAL CELEBRATION

Date & time
10 March, 7.30pm

Venue
Esplanade Concert Hall

Performers
Andrew Litton, Principal Guest Conductor & piano
Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Programme
DEBUSSY Petite Suite
RAVEL Piano Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.8

Tickets
$88, $68, $48, $28

VCHPRESENTS CHAMBER: T’ANG QUARTET & SSO

Date & time
3 April (Sat), 7.30pm
4 April (Sun), 4pm

Venue
Victoria Concert Hall

Performers
T’ang Quartet
Musicians of the SSO

Programme
STRAUSS Sextet from Capriccio
SHOSTAKOVICH Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, Op. 11
BRAHMS String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18

Tickets
$20, $30, $40

VCHPRESENTS INTIMATE MOMENTS 乐享时光: DUO! - CHAN YOONG-HAN & ZHAO TIAN

This programme is presented in Mandarin
Supported by 联合早报

Date & time
14 April (Wed), 7.30pm

Venue
Victoria Concert Hall

Performers
Chan Yoong-Han, violin
Zhao Tian, violin
Zhang Heyang, presenter

Programme
LECLAIR Sonata for 2 Violins in F major, Op. 3 No. 4
WIENIAWSKI Selections from Etudes-Caprices, Op. 18
JIN TA: The Cool Dudes for 2 Violins and Piano
ROZSA Sonata for 2 Violins, Op. 15a
GLIÈRE Berceuse for Violin and Viola, Op. 39 No. 3
SCHUBERT (trans. WOLFF) Erlkönig (transcribed for Violin and Viola)

Tickets
$18