VCHPRESENTS: LOVE AND LONGING; FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Published on 10 October 2019

VCHPRESENTS: LOVE AND LONGING; FRENCH CONNECTIONS

The rising star Chinese tenor Long Long will be joining pianist Tengku Irfan for a delightful programme of songs and opera arias on Sunday 10 November: Love and Longing.

The concert, which is part of the SSO's VCHpresents season, features music by Massenet, Fauré, Verdi and Gounod. It's the perfect opportunity to hear this up-and-coming star of the opera world in a chamber music setting.

Long Long is one of the most exciting lyric tenors of his generation. He graduated from the Shanghai Music Academy and the University Opera Research Institute in Beijing. He won the third prize at the Tenor Viñas Competition in Barcelona and at the Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Warsaw as well as the first prize at the International Music Competition Harbin. Since September 2019 he has been a member of the Staatsoper Hannover.

This November we bid farewell to our Co-Concertmaster Lynnette Seah, who will be retiring from the SSO. In January 1979 the SSO presented its inaugural concert, and with it the debut of 21-year-old Lynnette Seah as acting orchestra leader. Over 40 years, Lynnette became the face of the SSO for generations of music lovers in Singapore and a warm constant presence for numerous visiting musicians. She has performed for seven presidents and three prime ministers of Singapore as well as for the late King of Thailand and the Emperor and Empress of Japan. 

We'll be celebrating Lynnette's incredible career with the SSO at this 'French Connections' chamber concert at the Victoria Concert Hall on Thursday 14 November. Lynnette will team up with our Principal harpist Gulnara Mashurova and a host of other musicians from the SSO for a programme of works that includes Massenet's Méditation from Thaïs and Fauré's Piano Quartet No.1. French Connections is part of this year's Voilah! France Singapore Festival

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VCHPRESENTS CHAMBER: LOVE AND LONGING #

Date & time

10 November 2019 (Sunday), 4pm

VENUE #

Victoria Concert Hall

PERFORMERS #

Long Long, tenor
Tengku Irfan, piano

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PROGRAMME #

CARDILLO Core 'ngrato
CILEA È la solita storia del pastore from L'arlesiana
DE CURTIS Non ti scordar di me FAURÉ Chanson d'amour, Op. 27 and Après un rêve from Trois mélodies
GOUNOD Salut! demeure chaste et pure from Faust
LEHÁR Dein ist mein ganzes Herz from Das Land des Lächelns
MASSENET Ouvre tes yeux bleus from Poème d'amour
TOSTI Ideale and L'ultima canzone
VERDI Non t'accostare all'urna

TICKET PRICES* #

$30, $20

Concession discounts

Students, Senior Citizens, NSF and PWDs: $22, $15

VCHPRESENTS CHAMBER: FRENCH CONNECTIONS #

Date & time

14 November 2019 (Thursday), 7.30pm

VENUE #

Victoria Concert Hall

PERFORMERS #

Lynnette Seah, violin
Gulnara Mashurova, harp
Musicians of the SSO

Please contact the Media Officer for photographs and interviews.

PROGRAMME #

DEBUSSY Les chansons de Bilitis
RAVEL Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet, M.46
MASSENET Méditation from Thaïs for Violin and String Ensemble
FAURÉ Piano Quartet No. 1, Op. 15

TICKET PRICES* #

$20

Concession discounts

Students, Senior Citizens, NSF and PWDs: $15

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*before booking fees: $1 for tickets $20 and below, $3 for tickets $20.01 to $40, $4 for tickets above $40.

Tickets are available from website: ticketing.sso.org.sg, SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, SISTIC counters island-wide and, for concerts at the Esplanade Concert Hall, Esplanade Box Office.