TINE THING HELSETH · ARUTIUNIAN TRUMPET CONCERTO

Published on 20 November 2018

Acclaimed Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth makes her Singapore debut with one of the best-loved of 20th century trumpet showpieces, Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto, a vigorous display of Armenian lyricism and flavour. Saint-Saëns’ impressions of Algeria, De Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat, Ravel’s Alborada and the irresistible momentum of Bolero swirl and dance together in this outpouring of musical riches!

Tine Thing Helseth has rapidly established herself as one of the foremost trumpet soloists of our time, garnering critical acclaim for her soulful, lyrical sound and collaborative approach to music-making. She has worked with some of the world’s leading orchestras to date, including the Bamberger Symphoniker, NDR Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart, Gürzenich-Orchester Cologne, Tonkünstler-Orchester Vienna, Philharmonia and BBC Philharmonic. In 2007, she had the rare honour of being the first ever classical artist to be nominated for a Norwegian Grammy® Award. Tine also continues embarking on regular tours with her ten-piece, all-female brass ensemble, tenThing.

Jun Märkl was Chief Conductor to the Basque National Orchestra from the 2014-17 seasons. He guests with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, and Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Among others, he has released a highly acclaimed nine-disc Debussy set with the Orchestre National de Lyon on Naxos and in recognition of his achievements in Lyon, he was honored by the French Ministry of Culture in 2012 with the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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TINE THING HELSETH · ARUTIUNIAN TRUMPET CONCERTO #

Date & time
5 January 2019 (Saturday), 7.30pm

Open Rehearsal: 5 January, 9.30am (open to public) Pre-concert Talk: 6.30pm at library@esplanade

VENUE #

Esplanade Concert Hall

PERFORMERS #

Singapore Symphony Orchestra Jun Märkl, conductor Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet

Please contact the Media Officer for photographs and interviews.

PROGRAMME #

SAINT-SAËNS
Suite Algérienne, Op. 60 (Singapore Premiere)

ARUTIUNIAN
Trumpet Concerto

DE FALLA
The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2

RAVEL
Alborada del gracioso

RAVEL
Bolero

TICKET PRICES* #

$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.

Concession discounts
Students, Senior Citizens, NSF and PWDs: 30% (Cat 4-6)

Tickets are available from SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, website: www.sistic.com.sg, SISTIC counters island-wide and Esplanade Box Office.