Symphony in the Gardens: SSO Mother's Day Concert (Free!)

Published on 25 April 2019

The SSO’s popular Mother’s Day Concert at the Singapore Botanic Gardens is back again on Sunday, May 12. This year, our one-hour musical celebration of motherhood presents an all-Singaporean cast of talent.

The winsome 11-year-old Chloe Chua, who has made waves on the international stage including her 2018 win at the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition, will perform Sarasate’s Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen. Two of Singapore’s finest young singers, tenor Jonathan Charles Tay and baritone Martin Ng will sing opera classics from Verdi’s La Traviata as well as Bizet’s Carmen. Both were part of the cast in the SSO’s much-lauded semi-staging of Puccini’s La bohème last year. SSO Associate Conductor Joshua Tan conducts the programme that also includes favourites from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Part of the SSO’s community outreach efforts, our thrice-a-year “Symphony in the Gardens” concerts regularly see a crowd of several thousand – friends, family and even pets – attend, with picnics to complete the atmosphere.

On May 12, come early to secure the best views as well as the 5.45pm pre-concert performances by Symphony 924 Young Talents Project alumni, soprano Lauren Yeo, Alyssa Goh and the Strings Sisters.

Concert subject to prevailing weather conditions.




For press enquiries, please contact:

Singapore Symphony Group
80 Bencoolen Street, NAFA Tower Block
#08-01 Singapore 189655
T +65 6602 4221


Date & time
12 May 2019 (Sunday), 6pm


Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens


Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Tan, conductor
Jonathan Charles Tay, tenor
Martin Ng, baritone
Chloe Chua, violin

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GLINKA Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
VERDI Prelude to Act I from La Traviata
"Di provenza il mar"
from La Traviata
BIZET Toreador Song from Carmen
Flower Song
from Carmen
SARASATE Fantasy on Bizet's Carmen
TCHAIKOVSKY    Selections from Swan Lake Ballet