Published on 16 August 2019
STEPHEN HOUGH • EGYPTIAN PIANO CONCERTO
We welcome the return of a familiar friend of the SSO: the distinguished British pianist Stephen Hough in Saint-Saëns’s picturesque Egyptian Piano Concerto. This all-French programme directed by SSO Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton also features a rare opportunity to hear one of the finest examples of symphonic tradition from the hands of the French - the shimmering majesty of César Franck’s only Symphony.
One of the most distinctive artists of his generation, Stephen Hough combines a distinguished career as a pianist with those of composer and writer. Named by The Economist as one of Twenty Living Polymaths, Hough was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, in 2001, and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2014.
His latest novel, Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music and More, was published by Faber & Faber in 2019, and will be available for sale at the concert. He will also be holding an autograph session during intermission.
Date & time
13 September 2019 (Friday), 7.30pm
Pre-Concert Talk: 6.30pm | library@esplanade
Esplanade Concert Hall
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Litton, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano
Please contact the Media Officer for photographs and interviews.
BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture
SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 "Egyptian"
FRANCK Symphony in D Minor
$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.
Students, Senior Citizens, NSF and PWDs: 30% off (Cat 4-6)
Tickets are available from website: ticketing.sso.org.sg, SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, SISTIC counters island-wide and Esplanade Box Office.
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