SSO Announces 2024/2025 Season Line-Up and Australian Tour

SSO Announces 2024/2025 Season Line-Up and Australian Tour

SSO Announces 2024/2025 Season Line-Up and Australian Tour

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The new season opens with Beethoven’s triumphant Choral Symphony, followed by an exciting series of concerts featuring world-class artists including Maxim Vengerov, Hélène Grimaud, Steven Isserlis, Daniil Trifonov, Chloe Chua and more.

Singapore, 29 April 2024 – The Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s 2024/2025 season is set to excite, with epic works such as Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Together with the Singapore Symphony Choruses, the SSO will also perform the thrilling Carmina Burana in a joint concert with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Choruses. The well-received SSO National Day Concert, Concerts for Children, and SSO Pops series and free outdoor performances continue to be staples in the calendar.

Artist Highlights

Classical music lovers can look forward to concerts featuring world-renowned soloists such as violinists Maxim Vengerov, James Ehnes and Yu-Chien Tseng, pianists Hélène Grimaud, Daniil Trifonov and Behzod Abduraimov, cellist Steven Isserlis, erhu player Yiwen Lu and trumpeter Pacho Flores. Vengerov and Grimaud will also be presenting solo performances in not-to-be-missed recitals.

SSO Music Director Hans Graf will conduct nine programmes, including concert hall favourites such as Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Mendelssohn’s complete music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. SSO Associate Conductor Rodolfo Barráez will continue to helm the SSO’s popular community outreach concerts and annual SSO Christmas Concert, which sees the return of Handel’s Messiah to the year-end yuletide season. Acclaimed guest conductors Vasily Petrenko, Mario Venzago, Lawrence Renes and Long Yu will make a welcome return, and former SSO Principal Guest Conductor Okko Kamu will also conduct Sibelius’s Violin Concerto and Second Symphony.

Spotlighting Homegrown Talents and SSO Musicians

The orchestra continues to shine the spotlight on Singapore’s brightest music stars including violinist Chloe Chua, conductor Kahchun Wong, soprano Victoria Songwei Li and mezzo-soprano Jade Tan. Pianists Toby Tan and Adrian Tang will showcase their finesse in Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev at this year’s President’s Young Performers Concert. In addition, audiences can also expect to hear new and established works by composers Koh Cheng Jin, Emily Koh, Lee Jinjun, Kelly Tang and the late Leong Yoon Pin this season. Furthermore, for the first time, winning entries from a Call for Compositions will be premiered at the SSO National Day Concert.

SSO’s very own musicians will also take centre stage in the 2024/25 season. Principal Cellist/The HEAD Foundation Chair Ng Pei-Sian will perform Brahms’s Double Concerto with violinist Chloe Chua, while Principal Horn Austin Larson will play Mozart’s delightful Horn Concerto No. 4, and Principal Clarinet Ma Yue will bring to life Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto. Violinist Chan Yoong-Han will play the solo in John Williams’s moving Schindler’s List for SSO Pops: Classics at the Movies, and violinist Foo Say Ming will perform for a SSO Organ Series concert, while Principal Harp Gulnara Mashurova will feature in two French-themed SSO Chamber Series concerts this October.

SSO Goes on Tour

Other notable highlights of the season include a highly anticipated collaboration between the Singapore and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras and Choruses for the choral-orchestral spectacular – Carmina Burana. The SSO will also be making their Australian debut in February 2025, with stops in Brisbane, Melbourne, and the iconic Sydney Opera House. This is SSO’s first overseas engagement since 2017.

Concerts for Children and Free Performances

In line with the orchestra’s mission to create memorable shared experiences with music, and enrich our diverse communities, the 2024/25 season will also bring back the popular SSO Babies’ Proms and Concerts for Children, as well as free outdoor and community performances at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Gardens by the Bay and Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary).

Singapore Symphony Choruses

The Singapore Symphony Choruses family comprises the Singapore Symphony Chorus, Youth Choir and Children’s Choir. Every season, they perform in different combinations suited to the occasion. As the symphonic choirs of the SSO, their voices rise to their greatest heights combined in harmony with a full symphony orchestra. In the 2024/25 season, hear them in three of the grandest works in music history: Beethoven's Ode to Joy - the heart of his Ninth Symphony, Mahler's Resurrection Symphony and the spectacular choral-orchestral extravaganza, Carmina Burana, where they will be joined by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

Come the Christmas season, hear the choruses in two joyous concerts: Gloria! - the splendour of music from Baroque to contemporary times celebrating the yuletide season, led by distinguished UK choral conductor Stephen Layton; and the ever-popular SSO Christmas Concert in December 2024. In the latter, the Christmas-time staple, Handel's Messiah makes a welcome return to the Victoria Concert Hall, alongside popular Christmas carols.

Singapore National Youth Orchestra

Besides playing side-by-side with the SSO at this year’s National Day Concert, the Singapore National Youth Orchestra will be conducted for the first time by SSO Music Director Hans Graf in March 2025.

Tickets for the SSO 2024/25 season go on sale from 7 May 2024.

Singapore Symphony Australian Tour (Sydney)
Season 2024/25

Singapore Symphony Australian Tour (Sydney)

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Hans Graf, Music Director / Chloe Chua, violin / Ng Pei-Sian, cello

Wed / 12 Feb 25 / 7.30pm

Sydney Opera House

17-year-old violin sensation Chloe Chua and the Singapore Symphony make their Australian debuts in this 3-city tour. Together with the orchestra’s Sydney-born Principal Cellist, Pei-Sian Ng, they perform Brahms’s final orchestral work, the 1887 Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, a magnificent expression of these instruments combined in Romantic ardour. The programme conducted by Hans Graf also features the award-winning Luciola singapura by Singaporean composer Koh Cheng Jin, a shimmering evocation of the Singapore firefly; and Tchaikovsky’s tremendous Fifth Symphony, a towering masterpiece with its heart fully on its sleeve.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Hans Graf, Music Director / Chloe Chua, violin / Ng Pei-Sian, cello

Programme

Luciola singapura

Cheng Jin Koh (Koh Cheng Jin)

Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102*

Johannes Brahms (Brahms)

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Tchaikovsky)
Price

A$69 - A$189 (Early bird prices until 14 July)

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Singapore Symphony Australian Tour (Melbourne)
Season 2024/25

Singapore Symphony Australian Tour (Melbourne)

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Hans Graf, Music Director / Chloe Chua, violin / Ng Pei-Sian, cello

Fri / 14 Feb 25 / 7.30pm

Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

17-year-old violin sensation Chloe Chua and the Singapore Symphony make their Australian debuts in this 3-city tour. Together with the orchestra’s Sydney-born Principal Cellist, Pei-Sian Ng, they perform Brahms’s final orchestral work, the 1887 Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, a magnificent expression of these instruments combined in Romantic ardour. The programme conducted by Hans Graf also features the award-winning Luciola singapura by Singaporean composer Koh Cheng Jin, a shimmering evocation of the Singapore firefly; and Tchaikovsky’s tremendous Fifth Symphony, a towering masterpiece with its heart fully on its sleeve.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Hans Graf, Music Director / Chloe Chua, violin / Ng Pei-Sian, cello

Programme

Luciola singapura

Cheng Jin Koh (Koh Cheng Jin)

Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102*

Johannes Brahms (Brahms)

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Tchaikovsky)
Price

A$75 - A$125

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Singapore Symphony Australian Tour (Brisbane)
Season 2024/25

Singapore Symphony Australian Tour (Brisbane)

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Hans Graf, Music Director / Chloe Chua, violin / Ng Pei-Sian, cello

Sun / 16 Feb 25 / 3.00pm

Queensland Performing Arts Centre

17-year-old violin sensation Chloe Chua and the Singapore Symphony make their Australian debuts in this 3-city tour. Together with the orchestra’s Sydney-born Principal Cellist, Pei-Sian Ng, they perform Brahms’s final orchestral work, the 1887 Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, a magnificent expression of these instruments combined in Romantic ardour. The programme conducted by Hans Graf also features the award-winning Luciola singapura by Singaporean composer Koh Cheng Jin, a shimmering evocation of the Singapore firefly; and Tchaikovsky’s tremendous Fifth Symphony, a towering masterpiece with its heart fully on its sleeve.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Hans Graf, Music Director / Chloe Chua, violin / Ng Pei-Sian, cello

Programme

Luciola singapura

Cheng Jin Koh (Koh Cheng Jin)

Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102*

Johannes Brahms (Brahms)

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Tchaikovsky)
Price

A$69 - A$146

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Time for Trumpets!
Season 2024/25 • Subscription Concert

Time for Trumpets!

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Manuel Hernández-Silva, conductor / Pacho Flores, trumpet/flugelhorn

Sat / 06 Jul 24 / 7.30pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

Bursting with colour, life and finesse – this flamboyant feast of South American rhythm and jazz inspiration led by Manuel Hernández-Silva is poised to awaken your senses! Audiences who enjoyed Pacho Flores’s previous appearance with the SSO will remember the thrill of discovering new trumpet music. This time, Venezuela’s top trumpeter showcases the Spanish-flavoured concerto by Danish jazz genius, Ib Glindemann, and his own Flugelhorn Concerto – Albares.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Manuel Hernández-Silva, conductor / Pacho Flores, trumpet/flugelhorn

Programme

Margariteña - Glosa Sinfónica

Inocente Carreño

Trumpet Concerto*

Ib Glindemann

Danzas del Ballet “Estancia”, Op. 8a

Alberto Ginastera (Ginastera)

Albares – Concerto for Flugelhorn*

Pacho Flores
Price

$100, $75, $55, $40, $30, $15

SSO Lunchtime Concert 2024
Season 2024/25

SSO Lunchtime Concert 2024

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor / Low Peng Guan, violin

Wed / 10 Jul 24 / 12.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

Enjoy a box of symphonic chocolates and more “suite” music this July! Join us for this free one-hour concert at the beautiful Victoria Concert Hall, located in the heart of Singapore’s Civic District.

Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Please collect a ticket at the ground floor atrium before proceeding to the Concert Hall.
  • Tickets will be available from 11.45am. We recommend collecting before 12 noon. We regret that tickets cannot be collected on behalf of persons not present.
  • Doors open half an hour before the concert. This concert will last approximately 60 minutes.
Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor / Low Peng Guan, violin

Programme

Romance No. 2*

Ludwig van Beethoven (Beethoven)

Symphonic Chocolates

Maxime Goulet (Goulet)

Clair de lune

Claude Debussy (Debussy)

The Black Swan

Brahms/Sheng (Brahms/Sheng)

Petite Suite

Claude Debussy (Debussy)
Price

Free admission

SSO In Your Community 2024
Season 2024/25

SSO In Your Community 2024

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor / Low Peng Guan, violin

Fri / 12 Jul 24 / 7.30pm

Agape Concert Hall, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Secondary)

Residents of Serangoon, Bartley, Kovan and Hougang – the Singapore Symphony Orchestra comes to you this July for a one-hour free concert of classical favourites. Join us for this free-and-easy classical music experience – bring your family and friends!

Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • To be admitted, please collect a ticket from the foyer, near the concert hall's entrance.
  • Tickets will be issued from 6.45pm, on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Due to GCE O-Level exams on 12 July, audiences will only be allowed to enter the school premises from 6pm.
  • A ticket is required for each attendee. Tickets cannot be collected on behalf of persons not present.
  • Selection of seats is strictly not allowed.
  • Doors open at 7pm. This concert will last an hour.
Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor / Low Peng Guan, violin

Programme

Romance No. 2*

Ludwig van Beethoven (Beethoven)

Symphonic Chocolates

Maxime Goulet (Goulet)

Clair de lune

Claude Debussy (Debussy)

The Black Swan

Brahms/Sheng (Brahms/Sheng)

Petite Suite

Claude Debussy (Debussy)
Price

Free admission

Symphony In The Gardens
Season 2024/25

Symphony In The Gardens

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor / Low Peng Guan, violin

Sat / 13 Jul 24 / 6.00pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra and our Associate Conductor Rodolfo Barráez invites you to spend an hour with us at the Singapore Botanic Gardens with three of life’s best things: fresh air, nature and great music.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor / Low Peng Guan, violin

Programme

Romance No. 2*

Ludwig van Beethoven (Beethoven)

Symphonic Chocolates

Maxime Goulet (Goulet)

Clair de lune

Claude Debussy (Debussy)

The Black Swan

Brahms/Sheng (Brahms/Sheng)

Petite Suite

Claude Debussy (Debussy)
Price

Free admission

Musical Souvenirs with re: mix and Jia Hwei
Season 2024/25

Musical Souvenirs with re: mix and Jia Hwei

Koh Jia Hwei, organ / re: mix ensemble / Foo Say Ming, violin & conductor

Sun / 21 Jul 24 / 4.00pm

Victoria Concert Hall

Led by its Music Director and Singapore Symphony violinist Foo Say Ming, the re: mix Ensemble and organist Koh Jia Hwei present a fascinating programme of music contemplating love and nostalgia.

Featuring

Koh Jia Hwei, organ / re: mix ensemble / Foo Say Ming, violin & conductor

Programme

Psalm 34 v.6 from 3 Psalm Preludes Set 1

Herbert Howells (Howells)

Epitaphe and Postlude from 24 Pieces en style libre, Op. 31

Louis Vierne

Concerto de l’Adieu

Georges Delerue (Delerue)

哭砂 (Crying for Love, arr. Chen Zhangyi)

熊美玲 (熊美玲)

Chaconne

Tomaso Antonio Vitali (Vitali)
Price

$30, $20, $10

Beethoven’s Ode to Joy
Season 2024/25

Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Singapore Symphony Chorus / Singapore Symphony Youth Choir / SBC Vox / Hans Graf, Music Director / Eudenice Palaruan, Choral Director / Chloe Chua, violin / Ng Pei-Sian, cello/The HEAD Foundation Chair / Johanna Falkinger, soprano / Anita Monserrat, mezzo-soprano / Seungwoo Yang, tenor / Liam James Karai, bass

Thu / 25 Jul 24 / 7.30pm

Fri / 26 Jul 24 / 7.30pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

Joy, bright spark of divinity. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is classical music’s most beloved celebration of the human spirit – a splendid ode to equality, freedom and fellowship powered by Romantic fervour and Beethoven’s triumphant struggle against the limits of mind and body. Experience it at the Singapore Symphony’s 2024/25 season opening concert with SSO Music Director Hans Graf – we open with Brahms’s Double Concerto featuring Singapore’s violin star Chloe Chua and SSO Principal Cellist Ng Pei-Sian.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Singapore Symphony Chorus / Singapore Symphony Youth Choir / SBC Vox / Hans Graf, Music Director / Eudenice Palaruan, Choral Director / Chloe Chua, violin / Ng Pei-Sian, cello/The HEAD Foundation Chair / Johanna Falkinger, soprano / Anita Monserrat, mezzo-soprano / Seungwoo Yang, tenor / Liam James Karai, bass

Programme

Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102*

Johannes Brahms (Brahms)

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral”

Ludwig van Beethoven (Beethoven)
Price

$168, $138, $108, $78, $58, $38

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Brahms with Hans Graf and Sayaka Shoji
Season 2024/25 • Subscription Concert

Brahms with Hans Graf and Sayaka Shoji

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Hans Graf, Music Director / Sayaka Shoji, violin

Thu / 01 Aug 24 / 7.30pm

Fri / 02 Aug 24 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

The noble strains of Brahms’s music encompass this entire programme conducted by SSO Music Director Hans Graf. Passion and angst rule his Tragic Overture while calm winds of grace flow through his Serenade in A major. Brahms’s popular Violin Concerto takes the limelight in the second half, starring the acclaimed violinist Sayaka Shoji, the first Japanese and youngest-ever winner of the Paganini Competition in 1999.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Hans Graf, Music Director / Sayaka Shoji, violin

Programme

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Johannes Brahms (Brahms)

Serenade No. 2 in A major, Op. 16

Johannes Brahms (Brahms)

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77*

Johannes Brahms (Brahms)
Price

$100, $75, $55, $40, $30, $15

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National Day Concert
Season 2024/25

National Day Concert

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Members of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra / Combined Choir / Combined Band / Leonard Tan, conductor / Ellissa Sayampanathan, Assistant Choral Conductor

Sun / 11 Aug 24 / 4.00pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

In the history of music in every genre, what continues to be played long after it was written becomes classic, and ultimately: identity. Since 2018, the Singapore Symphony’s annual National Day Concert has celebrated the works of our musical forefathers and showcased our composers of today. Join us to hear our musical legacy and future.

*Winning pieces from NDC 2024 Call for Compositions

This concert will be streamed live on the Singapore Symphony YouTube channel.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Members of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra / Combined Choir / Combined Band / Leonard Tan, conductor / Ellissa Sayampanathan, Assistant Choral Conductor

Programme

Giocoso – Largamente

Yoon Pin Leong (Leong Yoon Pin)

Tapestries I – Time Dances

Eric Watson

homemade recipe: nasi ulam

Emily Koh

Our Story: Passage through Time*

Lim Han Quan

Red Dot Dreaming*

Felicia Teng

Illuminating the skies*

Gu Wei

Sing!

Jinjun Lee (Lee Jinjun)

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Terrence Wong
Price

$68, $48, $38, $28, $15

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The Violin and the Erhu
Season 2024/25 • Subscription Concert

The Violin and the Erhu

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Long Yu, conductor / Karen Gomyo, violin / Yiwen Lu, erhu

Fri / 16 Aug 24 / 7.30pm

Sat / 17 Aug 24 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

Not one but two concertos fill this musical itinerary led by eminent Chinese conductor Long Yu, Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony and Artistic Director/Chief Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra. Karen Gomyo, “a first-rate artist of real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity.” (The Chicago Tribune) stars in the American half of the programme with Barber’s Violin Concerto while Yiwen Lu, one of China’s finest exponents of the erhu, will enthral you with the haunting music of Qigang Chen.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Long Yu, conductor / Karen Gomyo, violin / Yiwen Lu, erhu

Programme

Adagio for Strings

Samuel Barber (Barber)

Violin Concerto, Op. 14¹

Samuel Barber (Barber)

Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

Alexander Borodin (Borodin)

Le joie de la souffrance for erhu and orchestra²

Qigang Chen
Price

$100, $75, $55, $40, $30, $15

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Carmina Burana
Season 2024/25

Carmina Burana

Singapore and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras / Singapore and Melbourne Symphony Choruses / Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir / Jaime Martín, conductor / Warren Trevelyan-Jones, Chorus Director (MSO) / Eudenice Palaruan, Choral Director (SSC/SSYC) / Wong Lai Foon, Choirmaster (SSCC) / Siobhan Stagg, soprano / Andrew Goodwin, tenor / Christopher Tonkin, baritone

Thu / 22 Aug 24 / 7.30pm

Fri / 23 Aug 24 / 7.30pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

The Singapore and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras and Choruses join forces to present the choral-orchestral spectacular of Carmina Burana, Carl Orff’s grandiloquent 1937 oratorio. The “Songs of Beuren” is based on 13th century songs celebrating all manner of life’s pursuits – from sacred prayers to bawdy tavern songs, reincarnated through a modern orchestra in kaleidoscopic colour and rhythmic vivacity, amplifying its vibrant and earthy humour. It’s a stunning experience that’s absolutely not to be missed, as is the lineup of fanfares, firebirds and flamenco in this exciting collaboration.

Featuring

Singapore and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras / Singapore and Melbourne Symphony Choruses / Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir / Jaime Martín, conductor / Warren Trevelyan-Jones, Chorus Director (MSO) / Eudenice Palaruan, Choral Director (SSC/SSYC) / Wong Lai Foon, Choirmaster (SSCC) / Siobhan Stagg, soprano / Andrew Goodwin, tenor / Christopher Tonkin, baritone

Programme

Fanfare for a City

Maria Grenfell

Three Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat

Manuel de Falla (De Falla)

The Firebird Suite (1919)

Igor Stravinsky (Stravinsky)

Carmina Burana

Carl Orff (Orff)
Price

$128, $98, $78, $58, $38, $28

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Sibelius with Maxim Vengerov and Okko Kamu
Season 2024/25

Sibelius with Maxim Vengerov and Okko Kamu

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Okko Kamu, conductor / Maxim Vengerov, violin

Fri / 30 Aug 24 / 7.30pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

“A violinist like Maxim is born only once in a hundred years,” declared his violin teacher. Truly one of the most spellbinding violinists alive today, Maxim Vengerov, arrives in Singapore to play one of the many works that has carried his name into legend – the Sibelius Violin Concerto, music of tempestuous beauty and piercing sunlight. The Singapore Symphony also presents Emergence by the doyen of Singapore composers Kelly Tang, while Sibelius’s magnificent Second Symphony forges an incandescent conclusion to this concert conducted by Finnish maestro and former SSO Principal Guest Conductor Okko Kamu.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Okko Kamu, conductor / Maxim Vengerov, violin

Programme

Emergence – Foreboding & Frenzy

Kelly Tang

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47*

Jean Sibelius (Sibelius)

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

Jean Sibelius (Sibelius)
Price

$168, $138, $108, $78, $58, $38

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Maxim Vengerov in Recital
Season 2024/25

Maxim Vengerov in Recital

Maxim Vengerov, violin / Polina Osetinskaya, piano

Sat / 31 Aug 24 / 7.30pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

From the sweet darkness and brooding introspection of Prokofiev to the beautiful fullness of Franck’s Sonata, ending with Ravel’s fiery Tzigane – this not-to-be-missed recital by the renowned Maxim Vengerov and Polina Osetinskaya is an exquisite encapsulation of the art of violin and piano.

Featuring

Maxim Vengerov, violin / Polina Osetinskaya, piano

Programme

Five Melodies, Op. 35bis

Sergei Prokofiev (Prokofiev)

Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80

Sergei Prokofiev (Prokofiev)

Violin Sonata in A major

César Franck (Franck)

Tzigane

Maurice Ravel (Ravel)
Price

$168, $138, $108, $78, $58, $38

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Pirates Ahoy!
Season 2024/25

Pirates Ahoy!

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor / Alasdair Malloy, presenter

Sat / 07 Sep 24 / 11.00am

Sat / 07 Sep 24 / 2.00pm

Sun / 08 Sep 24 / 11.00am

Victoria Concert Hall

Ahoy lads and lasses, be that yer ma 'n pa comin' aboard me ship? Are they ole salts like me, ready fer our swashbucklin' adventure? Shiver me timbers, ok then! Strap on yer cutlasses 'n hold on yer pants, we be castin' off wit' our mighty ship, the Victoria now! Test yer sea legs 'n sound yer hornpipes 'n help us, Awesome Al and Cap'n Barráez find our booty trove o' musical gems!

Come aboard the Victoria with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, presenter Alasdair “Awesome Al” Malloy and conductor Rodolfo Barráez in this musical adventure of high Cs, pitch-perfect pirates and the thrill of the treasure hunt!

Recommended for ages 4 and above. No admission for infants-in-arms. No admission without a ticket. Pre-concert activities will begin an hour before each show.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor / Alasdair Malloy, presenter

Programme

The Pirate March

Leroy Anderson

Barnacle Bill

Herbert Ashworth-Hope

Adagio from Spartacus

Aram Khachaturian (Khachaturian)

Alasdair’s Seafaring Specials

Over the Waves

Juventino Rosas

Jamaican Rumba

Arthur Benjamin

Pirates of the Caribbean: Treasure Chest

Hans Zimmer

Sabre Dance

Aram Khachaturian (Khachaturian)

The Sailor's Hornpipe

Traditional
Price

$35, $25 (Family package available)

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President’s Young Performers Concert
Season 2024/25

President’s Young Performers Concert

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor / Toby Tan Kai Rong, piano / Adrian Tang, piano

Fri / 13 Sep 24 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

Not one but two of Singapore’s finest young pianists take the stage at the Singapore Symphony’s 2024 showcase of President’s Young Performers. Watch Toby Tan, 16, prove his prodigiously growing talent in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s popular rhapsody on Paganini’s famous 24th Caprice. This sensuously modern masterpiece makes a mesmerising companion to Prokofiev’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 1, whose lyrical tang and arresting melodies will be lit afire by Adrian Tang, 19, a First Prize winner at the 2023 National Piano & Violin Competition and alumnus of the Young Artist programme at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor / Toby Tan Kai Rong, piano / Adrian Tang, piano

Programme

Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Felix Mendelssohn (Mendelssohn)

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43¹

Sergei Rachmaninoff (Rachmaninoff)

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major, Op. 10²

Sergei Prokofiev (Prokofiev)

Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 “Classical”

Sergei Prokofiev (Prokofiev)
Price

$68, $48, $38, $28, $15

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Classics at the Movies
Season 2024/25

Classics at the Movies

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Salonga, conductor / Chan Yoong-Han, violin / Lara Maigue, soprano

Fri / 27 Sep 24 / 7.30pm

Sat / 28 Sep 24 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

If a picture is worth a thousand words, music is surely worth millions. Music has been a vital ingredient in the art of storytelling, deepening the emotional power and meaning behind great films. Last seen together at the SSO’s tribute to Broadway, conductor Gerard Salonga is joined again by singing sensation Lara Maigue and SSO violinist Chan Yoong-Han in moving solo numbers by John Williams and Handel. Come with us on this cinematic journey of unforgettable scores that have transcended time and memory through film (and cartoon!).

This is a live orchestra concert with no film screening.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Salonga, conductor / Chan Yoong-Han, violin / Lara Maigue, soprano

Programme

Poet and Peasant Overture (Popeye the Sailorman)

Building the Barn (Witness)

Por una Cabeza¹ (Scent of a Woman, Schindler’s List, True Lies)

Schindler’s List: Three Pieces¹

Suite from Psycho

Murder in the First

Lascia ch'io pianga² (Farinelli)

Ombra mai fu² (Dangerous Liaisons, Pride & Prejudice)

Silence of the Lambs - Suite

Tom and Jerry at MGM

Price

$98, $78, $58, $48, $38, $28

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SSO Babies’ Proms
Season 2024/25

SSO Babies’ Proms

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Leonard Tan, conductor / William Ledbetter, presenter

Sat / 05 Oct 24 / 11.00am

Sat / 05 Oct 24 / 2.00pm

Sun / 06 Oct 24 / 11.00am

Victoria Concert Hall

The SSO's popular Babies’ Proms returns with its well-established and familiar programme that has entertained generations of kids every year. Discover the fun and fantastic world of the orchestra and its different instruments in this free-and-easy musical day out for parents and kids. Be ready to get up from your seats and move along to the music with your lively Babies’ Proms presenter, William Ledbetter “Uncle Bill”!

The SSO Babies’ Proms programme is identical from year to year. Recommended for ages 6 and below. Tickets are required for children aged 2 and above. Free for children under 2 years if accompanied by an adult with a ticket. Pre-concert activities will begin an hour before each show.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Leonard Tan, conductor / William Ledbetter, presenter

Programme

Les Toréadors, Introduction to Act I of Carmen

Georges Bizet (Bizet)

Waltz of the Flowers

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Tchaikovsky)

In the Hall of the Mountain King

Edvard Grieg (Grieg)

Castle in the Sky from Laputa

Joe Hisaishi (Hisaishi)

Cheerful Cha Cha

Jill Townsend

Theme from Jaws

John Williams

Star Wars Imperial March

John Williams

Liberty Bell March

John Philip Sousa (Sousa)

William Tell Overture

Gioachino Rossini (Rossini)

Can-Can

Offenbach

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Johannes Brahms (Brahms)
Price

$45, $35

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Fire, Fantasia and Pulcinella
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Fire, Fantasia and Pulcinella

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Stefan Blunier, conductor / Moritz Ernst, piano

Fri / 11 Oct 24 / 7.30pm

Sat / 12 Oct 24 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

Pulcinella was my discovery of the past, the epiphany through which the whole of my late work became possible. The idea of bringing to life the universal comic character from Neapolitan commedia dell'arte tradition in music fascinated Stravinsky. The result was an enchanting collection of ballet numbers filled with nostalgic neoclassical charm and the pungent wit of 20th century modernism. The Renaissance-inspired Fantasia for Strings by Henze and the music of Haydn, the paragon of the Classical era, add to this theme.

Haydn’s Piano Concerto No. 11 is performed only on Friday (11 Oct), and No. 4 only on Saturday (12 Oct).

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Stefan Blunier, conductor / Moritz Ernst, piano

Programme

Fantasia for Strings

Hans Werner Henze (Henze)

Piano Concerto No. 11 in D major*

Joseph Haydn (Haydn)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major*

Joseph Haydn (Haydn)

Symphony No. 59 in A major “Fire”

Joseph Haydn (Haydn)

Pulcinella Suite

Igor Stravinsky (Stravinsky)
Price

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Hélène Grimaud and Hans Graf
Season 2024/25

Hélène Grimaud and Hans Graf

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Hans Graf, Music Director / Hélène Grimaud, piano

Wed / 16 Oct 24 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

One of the finest pianists of our time, the renowned Hélène Grimaud is also a multi-talented Renaissance woman whose passion goes beyond music to writing, championing wildlife conservation and human rights. She performs Ravel’s scintillating Piano Concerto in G, a work of jazz-infused vitality and iridescent beauty. Also illuminating the stage is Singaporean composer Koh Cheng Jin’s Luciola singapura – a multi-award-winning SSO commission evoking the Singapore firefly. First performed at the SSO National Day Concert 2021, hear it again this October played by a full orchestra with the piece’s distinctive yangqin part. This fascinating programme conducted by SSO Music Director Hans Graf ends with Beethoven’s mighty Fifth Symphony, the most famous symphonic statement in all music history.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Hans Graf, Music Director / Hélène Grimaud, piano

Programme

Luciola singapura

Cheng Jin Koh (Koh Cheng Jin)

Piano Concerto in G major*

Maurice Ravel (Ravel)

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Ludwig van Beethoven (Beethoven)
Price

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Hélène Grimaud in Recital
Season 2024/25

Hélène Grimaud in Recital

Hélène Grimaud, piano

Thu / 17 Oct 24 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

The renowned pianist Hélène Grimaud is a multi-talented Renaissance woman whose passion goes beyond music to writing, championing wildlife conservation and human rights. Watch her distill her worldly insights into this solo recital of the music of Beethoven and Brahms, their Romantic ruminations and intimate lyricism segueing into a piece whose poignant grandeur Grimaud has elevated her fame with, the Bach/Busoni Chaconne.

Featuring

Hélène Grimaud, piano

Programme

Piano Sonata No. 30, Op. 109

Ludwig van Beethoven (Beethoven)

Three Intermezzi, Op. 117

Johannes Brahms (Brahms)

Fantasies, Op. 116

Johannes Brahms (Brahms)

Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Bach/Busoni (Bach/Busoni)
Price

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Season 2024/25 • Subscription Concert

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Treble Voices of the Singapore Symphony Chorus / Hans Graf, Music Director / Eudenice Palaruan, Choral Director / Ingrid Fliter, piano / Maureen Thomas, narrator

Fri / 25 Oct 24 / 7.30pm

Sat / 26 Oct 24 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

Beethoven’s spirited Piano Concerto No. 3 makes a perfect prelude to a very special performance of Mendelssohn’s music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream – not just the instrumental music that you know, but with Shakespeare’s inspired verses brought to life on stage by a narrator and chorus. Singapore Symphony Music Director Hans Graf directs two leading ladies of piano and theatre, Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter and Canadian actress Maureen Thomas in these plays of Romantic music and fantasy.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Treble Voices of the Singapore Symphony Chorus / Hans Graf, Music Director / Eudenice Palaruan, Choral Director / Ingrid Fliter, piano / Maureen Thomas, narrator

Programme

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37¹

Ludwig van Beethoven (Beethoven)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61²

Felix Mendelssohn (Mendelssohn)
Price

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SSO Baroque Festival: Music of the Knight
Season 2024/25

SSO Baroque Festival: Music of the Knight

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Willi Zimmermann, leader & violin

Thu / 31 Oct 24 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

Immerse yourself in the melodic wealth of 18th century Europe in this two-day Baroque Festival by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, led by Willi Zimmermann, concertmaster of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and guest leader of the Berlin Baroque Soloists. Day 1 begins with the amusing adventures of Don Quixote in Telemann’s lively suite, followed by signature gems of the Baroque such as Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. Day 2 refreshes the stage as we go to England for Handel’s indelibly atmospheric Water Music, flowing into the artistry of Bach’s progeny.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Willi Zimmermann, leader & violin

Programme

Burlesque de Quixotte

Georg Philipp Telemann (Telemann)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048

Johann Sebastian Bach (J.S. Bach)

Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 4

Arcangelo Corelli (Corelli)

Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 5 No. 5

Francesco Geminiani (Geminiani)

Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 156

Antonio Vivaldi (Vivaldi)
Price

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SSO Baroque Festival: Water Music Sweet
Season 2024/25

SSO Baroque Festival: Water Music Sweet

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Willi Zimmermann, leader & violin

Fri / 01 Nov 24 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

Immerse yourself in the melodic wealth of 18th century Europe in this two-day Baroque Festival by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, led by Willi Zimmermann, concertmaster of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and guest leader of the Berlin Baroque Soloists. Day 1 begins with the amusing adventures of Don Quixote in Telemann’s lively suite, followed by signature gems of the Baroque such as Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. Day 2 refreshes the stage as we go to England for Handel’s indelibly atmospheric Water Music, flowing into the artistry of Bach’s progeny.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Willi Zimmermann, leader & violin

Programme

Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348

Georg Frideric Handel (Handel)

Symphony in G minor, Op. 6 No. 6

Johann Christian Bach (J.C. Bach)

Concerto Grosso in G major, HWV 319

Georg Frideric Handel (Handel)

Symphony in E-flat major, Wq 179

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (C.P.E. Bach)
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Beethoven with James Ehnes and Lawrence Renes
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Beethoven with James Ehnes and Lawrence Renes

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Lawrence Renes, conductor / James Ehnes, violin

Fri / 08 Nov 24 / 7.30pm

Sat / 09 Nov 24 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

Dutch conductor Lawrence Renes and American violin virtuoso James Ehnes both make welcome returns to Singapore in this all-Beethoven programme of concert hall favourites. From the militant resolve of the Coriolan Overture to the lyrical serenity of his Violin Concerto, to the exuberant finesse of the Fourth Symphony, this promises to be a delight from start to finish.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Lawrence Renes, conductor / James Ehnes, violin

Programme

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Ludwig van Beethoven (Beethoven)

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61*

Ludwig van Beethoven (Beethoven)

Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

Ludwig van Beethoven (Beethoven)
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A Magical Musical Meander
Season 2024/25

A Magical Musical Meander

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Joshua Tan, conductor / Harry Wong, magician

Sat / 16 Nov 24 / 11.00am

Sat / 16 Nov 24 / 2.00pm

Sun / 17 Nov 24 / 11.00am

Victoria Concert Hall

Lights, music, MAGIC! Hop on a magical musical meander through a musician’s life of ups and downs, accompanied by orchestral music of fantasy and whimsy. Bring your kids to help popular Hong Kong magician Harry Wong save our weary young maestro from despair and reignite his deep love of music.

Features magician performing magic tricks with classical music performed by the orchestra. Uncle Harry will invite some children on stage to be part of a magic act. Recommended for ages 4 and above. No admission for infants-in-arms. No admission without a ticket.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Joshua Tan, conductor / Harry Wong, magician

Price

$35, $25 (Family package available)

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Mozart with Rodolfo Barráez and Austin Larson
Season 2024/25 • Subscription Concert

Mozart with Rodolfo Barráez and Austin Larson

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor / Austin Larson, French horn

Fri / 22 Nov 24 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

What did music sound like 250 years ago? Just like Mozart’s enchanting Symphony No. 29 – written in 1774 when he was already a master of his art at the age of 18. Mozart’s horn concertos are still hailed as the best in their genre today – let the Singapore Symphony’s Principal Horn Austin Larson show you why, with his take on the most famous of the four. SSO Associate Conductor Rodolfo Barráez leads this eloquent survey of Mozart’s melodic gifts and charming humour, complemented with the resplendent gravity of his Great G minor Symphony.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor / Austin Larson, French horn

Programme

Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Mozart)

Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major, K. 495*

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Mozart)

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Mozart)
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Gloria!
Season 2024/25 • Subscription Concert

Gloria!

Singapore Symphony Youth Choir / Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir / Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Stephen Layton, conductor / Wong Lai Foon, Choirmaster

Fri / 29 Nov 24 / 7.30pm

Sat / 30 Nov 24 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

The distinguished Stephen Layton, one of the finest choral conductors of our time, returns to direct the Singapore Symphony in this jubilant offering of choral artistry. The celebratory beauty of Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols for voices and harp shares the stage with the otherworldly choral aurora of Rautavaara, before turning to the classics of radiant Mozart, heavenly Bach and the titular piece, Vivaldi’s sparkling Gloria.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Youth Choir / Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir / Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Stephen Layton, conductor / Wong Lai Foon, Choirmaster

Programme

A Ceremony of Carols

Benjamin Britten (Britten)

Adagio for Organ and Strings

Tomaso Albinoni (Albinoni)

Lapsimessu

Einojuhani Rautavaara (Rautavaara)

Laudate dominum from Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Mozart)

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Johann Sebastian Bach (J.S. Bach)

Gloria in D major, RV. 589

Antonio Vivaldi (Vivaldi)
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Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Season 2024/25 • Subscription Concert

Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko, conductor / Javier Perianes, piano

Thu / 05 Dec 24 / 7.30pm

Fri / 06 Dec 24 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain is a haunting depiction of nocturnal scenes and sultry moods of Andalusia. Spanish pianist Javier Perianes stars in this twilit work where piano melds with orchestra to evoke moonlight, flamenco and guitar amidst the perfume of night. The outstanding British conductor Vasily Petrenko leads the SSO in this attractive programme framed by Tchaikovsky’s luxurious Serenade for Strings and Beethoven’s vigorous Seventh Symphony, the “apotheosis of the dance”.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko, conductor / Javier Perianes, piano

Programme

Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Tchaikovsky)

Nights in the Gardens of Spain*

Manuel de Falla (De Falla)

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Ludwig van Beethoven (Beethoven)
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SSO Christmas Concert 2024
Season 2024/25

SSO Christmas Concert 2024

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Singapore Symphony Chorus / Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor / Eudenice Palaruan, Choral Director / Wong Lai Foon, Choirmaster / Victoria Songwei Li, soprano / Jade Tan, mezzo-soprano / Anders Kampmann, tenor / Steffen Bruun, bass

Thu / 12 Dec 24 / 7.30pm

Fri / 13 Dec 24 / 7.30pm

Sat / 14 Dec 24 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

The SSO Christmas Concert returns to the Victoria Concert Hall this December – and so does Handel’s popular oratorio Messiah, the Baroque staple of the yuletide season. Join the Singapore Symphony Chorus, Children's Choir, Orchestra and Associate Conductor Rodolfo Barráez for this joyous offering of majestic choruses and festive carols to mark the year’s end with the best of notes!

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Singapore Symphony Chorus / Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor / Eudenice Palaruan, Choral Director / Wong Lai Foon, Choirmaster / Victoria Songwei Li, soprano / Jade Tan, mezzo-soprano / Anders Kampmann, tenor / Steffen Bruun, bass

Programme

Messiah, Part 1

Georg Frideric Handel (Handel)

Celtic Carol

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

It’s Christmastime

Price

$188, $128, $98, $78, $58, $48

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Steven Isserlis and Mario Venzago – Kabalevsky and Schubert
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Steven Isserlis and Mario Venzago – Kabalevsky and Schubert

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Mario Venzago, conductor / Steven Isserlis, cello

Fri / 20 Dec 24 / 7.30pm

Sat / 21 Dec 24 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

End the year with famed British cello virtuoso Steven Isserlis as he brings to our stage the dark energy and raw frenzy of Kabalevsky’s Cello Concerto No. 2, written just 60 years ago. Swiss maestro Mario Venzago returns to lead the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in his own completed version of the most famous “Unfinished Symphony” in all music history – Schubert’s Eighth, a sublime statement of reverence and nobility that was never played during his life.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Mario Venzago, conductor / Steven Isserlis, cello

Programme

Overture to Der Freischütz

Carl Maria von Weber (Weber)

Cello Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 77*

Dmitry Kabalevsky (Kabalevsky)

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 “Unfinished”

Franz Schubert (Schubert)
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Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Eroica
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Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Eroica

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Julian Kuerti, conductor / Yu-Chien Benny Tseng, violin

Fri / 24 Jan 25 / 7.30pm

Sat / 25 Jan 25 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

Popular Taiwanese violinist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng makes a welcome return to Singapore to play the crown jewel of violin concertos, the Mendelssohn. Beethoven’s mighty Eroica Symphony forms the second half of this Romantic programme led by Canadian maestro Julian Kuerti, opening with Ligeti’s loving tribute to Romanian folk music.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Julian Kuerti, conductor / Yu-Chien Benny Tseng, violin

Programme

Concert Românesc

György Ligeti (Ligeti)

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64*

Felix Mendelssohn (Mendelssohn)

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica”

Ludwig van Beethoven (Beethoven)
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Fanfare: Brass, Percussion and Carmen
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Fanfare: Brass, Percussion and Carmen

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Hans Graf, Music Director / Albert Tiu, piano

Fri / 28 Feb 25 / 7.30pm

Sat / 01 Mar 25 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

This wildly varied programme curated by Hans Graf begins with a display of the power and versatility of brass: French fanfares, fascinating Konzertmusik, and heavenly Bach. The unforgettable allure of Bizet’s music for Carmen received a modern refresh in a 1967 arrangement by Rodion Shchedrin for strings and a generous dose of percussion. First performed by the SSO in 2021 with a reduced orchestra and audience, now’s your chance to catch it again, this time with its unforgettable numbers and Spanish fire cranked to the max!

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Hans Graf, Music Director / Albert Tiu, piano

Programme

Fanfare pour preceder La Péri

Paul Dukas (Dukas)

Mutations from Bach

Samuel Barber (Barber)

Konzertmusik for Piano, Brass and Two Harps, Op. 49*

Paul Hindemith (Hindemith)

Carmen Suite for Strings and Percussion

Bizet/Shchedrin (Bizet/Shchedrin)
Price

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Peter, the Wolf and Friends
Season 2024/25

Peter, the Wolf and Friends

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Really Inventive Stuff / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor

Sat / 22 Mar 25 / 11.00am

Sat / 22 Mar 25 / 2.00pm

Sun / 23 Mar 25 / 11.00am

Victoria Concert Hall

Peter, the Wolf and Friends is an anthology of three musical tales told through the animateurs and vaudeville-inspired storytellers of Really Inventive Stuff, accompanied by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Introduce your kids to classical music with the jingles and whistles of the Toy Symphony, Aesop’s timeless tale of The Tortoise and the Hare, as well as Really Inventive Stuff’s signature production of Peter and the Wolf.

Recommended for ages 4 and above. No admission for infants-in-arms. No admission without a ticket. Pre-concert activities will begin an hour before each show.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Really Inventive Stuff / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor

Programme

Toy Symphony

Leopold Mozart

The Tortoise and the Hare

Daniel Dorff

Peter and the Wolf

Sergei Prokofiev (Prokofiev)
Price

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Kahchun Wong and Gerhard Oppitz – Brahms and Shostakovich
Season 2024/25 • Subscription Concert

Kahchun Wong and Gerhard Oppitz – Brahms and Shostakovich

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Kahchun Wong, conductor / Gerhard Oppitz, piano

Fri / 28 Mar 25 / 7.30pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

In typically modest fashion, Brahms described his Piano Concerto No. 2 as “a very small piano concerto with a very small and pretty scherzo.” Right. Meanwhile, with the threat of deadly censure from the Stalinist authorities hanging over his head, Shostakovich outwardly called his Fifth Symphony “a Soviet artist’s reply to just criticism.” The truth of these two masterpieces is monumentally evident otherwise – witness them in the expert hands of critically acclaimed German pianist Gerhard Oppitz and trail-blazing Singaporean conductor Kahchun Wong.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Kahchun Wong, conductor / Gerhard Oppitz, piano

Programme

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83*

Johannes Brahms (Brahms)

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Dmitri Shostakovich (Shostakovich)
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Akiko Suwanai and Kahchun Wong – Dvořák and Elgar
Season 2024/25 • Subscription Concert

Akiko Suwanai and Kahchun Wong – Dvořák and Elgar

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Kahchun Wong, conductor / Akiko Suwanai, violin

Fri / 04 Apr 25 / 7.30pm

Sat / 05 Apr 25 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

Elgar’s celebrated Enigma Variations are fourteen musical portraits of friends, musical peers, his wife, and of himself; and the source of the divine Nimrod, the noblest, most English of English tunes. Hear this remarkable piece conducted by Kahchun Wong, Principal Conductor/Artistic Advisor of the UK’s Hallé Orchestra and Chief Conductor of the Japan Philharmonic. Japan’s prominent violinist Akiko Suwanai joins us in this programme with Dvořák’s folk-inspired Violin Concerto.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Kahchun Wong, conductor / Akiko Suwanai, violin

Programme

Four Scottish Dances, Op. 59

Malcolm Arnold (Arnold)

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53*

Antonín Dvořák (Dvořák)

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Edward Elgar (Elgar)
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Behzod Abduraimov and Hans Graf – Rachmaninoff and Ravel
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Behzod Abduraimov and Hans Graf – Rachmaninoff and Ravel

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Singapore Symphony Chorus / Singapore Symphony Youth Choir / Hans Graf, Music Director / Eudenice Palaruan, Choral Director / Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Fri / 11 Apr 25 / 7.30pm

Sat / 12 Apr 25 / 7.30pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody is one of the most bewitching essays in musical variations. Watch the phenomenal pianist Behzod Abduraimov spin its 24 ingenious variations of breathless celerity, ravishing twilight and cinematic nostalgia. The Singapore Symphony Chorus and Youth Choir then join Hans Graf in a rendition of Daphnis et Chloé, the symphonie chorégraphique that Ravel called a vast musical fresco faithful to the Greece of his dreams.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Singapore Symphony Chorus / Singapore Symphony Youth Choir / Hans Graf, Music Director / Eudenice Palaruan, Choral Director / Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Programme

On the Cliffs of Cornwall

Ethel Smyth

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43*

Sergei Rachmaninoff (Rachmaninoff)

Daphnis et Chloé

Maurice Ravel (Ravel)
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Daniil Trifonov and Hans Graf – Rachmaninoff and Debussy
Season 2024/25

Daniil Trifonov and Hans Graf – Rachmaninoff and Debussy

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Hans Graf, Music Director / Daniil Trifonov, piano

Fri / 18 Apr 25 / 7.30pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

Combining consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth, Daniil Trifonov’s performances are a perpetual source of awe. “Trifonov has everything and more. What he does with his hands is both technically and musically unbelievable. And then there is his touch — so gifted with tenderness and at the same time he has the demonic element. I have never heard anything like this before,” said none other than the legendary Martha Argerich. Hans Graf leads the SSO with Trifonov as he performs Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 4, framed by the genteel masquerade of Stravinsky’s ballet music for Le Baiser de la fée and Debussy’s musical impressions of Iberian festivity, the scent of night and the brilliance of springtime.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Hans Graf, Music Director / Daniil Trifonov, piano

Programme

Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss

Igor Stravinsky (Stravinsky)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40*

Sergei Rachmaninoff (Rachmaninoff)

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Claude Debussy (Debussy)
Price

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Mozart and Finzi – Rodolfo Barráez and Ma Yue
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Mozart and Finzi – Rodolfo Barráez and Ma Yue

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor / Ma Yue, clarinet

Fri / 02 May 25 / 7.30pm

Sat / 03 May 25 / 7.30pm

Victoria Concert Hall

Gerald Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto is one of the 20th century British composer’s most popular orchestral works, a woodwind gem whose pastoral nostalgia and folk-inspired spontaneity will come to life with Singapore Symphony Principal Clarinet Ma Yue. SSO Associate Conductor Rodolfo Barráez continues his survey of Mozart’s symphonic oeuvre with the stately harmonies of the Haffner Symphony and the supreme confidence of his 39th.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barráez, Associate Conductor / Ma Yue, clarinet

Programme

Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 “Haffner”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Mozart)

Clarinet Concerto, Op. 31*

Gerald Finzi (Finzi)

Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Mozart)
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Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony
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Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Singapore Symphony Chorus / Singapore Symphony Youth Choir / Symphonia Choralis / Hans Graf, Music Director / Eudenice Palaruan, Choral Director / Maria Bengtsson, soprano / Tanja Baumgartner, mezzo-soprano

Fri / 23 May 25 / 7.30pm

Sat / 24 May 25 / 7.30pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

Hans Graf leads the combined forces of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Youth Choir, Symphonia Choralis and vocal soloists in Mahler’s monumental Resurrection Symphony, a transcendent contemplation of life, suffering and death, culminating in ultimate triumph.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Singapore Symphony Chorus / Singapore Symphony Youth Choir / Symphonia Choralis / Hans Graf, Music Director / Eudenice Palaruan, Choral Director / Maria Bengtsson, soprano / Tanja Baumgartner, mezzo-soprano

Programme

Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection”

Gustav Mahler (Mahler)
Price

$100, $75, $55, $40, $30, $15

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ABOUT THE SINGAPORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Founded in 1979, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is Singapore’s flagship orchestra, touching lives through classical music and providing the heartbeat of the cultural scene. In addition to its subscription series concerts, the SSO is also known for its outdoor and community appearances. The orchestra also presents intimate chamber performances in the SSO Chamber Series and SSO Organ Series, the annual Singapore International Piano Festival (SIPF) and the biennial National Piano and Violin Competition (NPVC) at the Victoria Concert Hall, Home of the SSO. The SSO is part of the Singapore Symphony Group, which also manages the Singapore Symphony Choruses, and the Singapore National Youth Orchestra. The Group’s vision is to be a leading arts organization that engages, inspires and reflects Singapore through musical excellence. Our mission is to create memorable shared experiences with music. Through the SSO and its affiliated performing groups, we spread the love for music, nurture talent and enrich our diverse communities.

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra was nominated and clinched third place in the prestigious Gramophone Orchestra of the Year Award 2021. In 2022, BBC Music Magazine named the SSO as one of the 21 best orchestras in the world.

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ABOUT THE SINGAPORE SYMPHONY CHORUSES
The Singapore Symphony Choruses is a premier choral body comprising the Singapore Symphony Chorus, Singapore Symphony Youth Choir and Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir.

Since 1980, the Choruses have seen membership from diverse ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Regularly sharing the stage with the SSO, the Choruses record and tour with the orchestra, as well as give their own performances in Singapore and abroad. Through holistic training that nurtures artistic growth and personal development, the Choruses aim to articulate an ecosystem of choral excellence. Repertoire for the respective choruses straddle musical worlds and styles, ranging from orchestral masterpieces to a cappella favourites, and spanning the Renaissance to contemporary 21-st century music. Throughout the pandemic, the Choruses challenged the boundaries of remote collaboration in music making, releasing several productions including a music video "We Will Get There", as well as a one-of-its-kind joint choral performance "Longing", entirely enabled by technology.

Find out more about Singapore Symphony Choruses

ABOUT THE SINGAPORE NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Formally established in 1980, the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) has welcomed generations of youths to the life-changing experience of playing orchestra music, performing locally as well as representing Singapore at prestigious concert halls and music festivals overseas. Over the years, the SNYO has performed in concert venues and music festivals across Australia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia and the United Kingdom. Today, the orchestra consists of 180 youths aged 10 to 21, from more than 60 schools across Singapore. The SNYO family consists of a main orchestra and a junior orchestra, where they are guided by professional musicians in rehearsals, sectionals and masterclasses. Their programme is accessible to talented youth musicians with selected individual lesson subsidy and travel grants for tours as well as participation in exchange programmes. The SNYO is recognised by the Ministry of Education as a National Project of Excellence, and part of the Singapore Symphony Group.

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