SSO presents May and June live concerts

SSO presents May and June live concerts

SSO presents May and June live concerts

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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Set aside time and revel in live concerts featuring conducting sensation Gábor Káli and pianist Dénes Várjon, SSO’s first outdoor concert since March 2020, and SSO’s Brass Ensemble third ever concert

Singapore, 21 April 2021 — Venue restrictions; prohibition of live bands and performances; proliferation of music streaming services — the list goes on as many might have forgotten what it feels like to partake in a live music experience. Though the indescribable bliss of partaking in a live concert seems like a distant past, Singapore Symphony Orchestra presents the opportunity to relive the joys of live music experience with its upcoming May and June programmes featuring the SSO debut of conducting sensation Gábor Káli and pianist Dénes Várjon, SSO’s first outdoor performance since March 2020, and the Brass Ensemble of the SSO third ever concert.

MAY 2021

Remaining true to SSO’s mission in creating memorable shared experiences with music, SSO welcomes artistes across the spectrum, working with industry icons as well as up and coming artistes who are making strides in the classical music world. On Friday, 7 May, SSO will be hosting one of the world’s most promising young conductors, Hungary’s highly acclaimed Gábor Káli for Mozart in Minor. His exceptional conductorship has won him multiple prestigious awards such as the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award in 2018, as well as first prize at the inaugural Hong Kong International Conducting Competition.

Mozart in Minor will also have Hungarian pianist Dénes Várjon, winner of Hungary’s most prestigious cultural accolade, the Kossuth Prize, making his highly anticipated SSO debut three years after his appearance at the Singapore International Piano Festival . The virtuosic duo will bring the audience on Mozart’s fascinating exploration of the depths of feeling and symphonic power with the revered Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491, Mozart Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183, and Symphony, K. 16a “Odense” (attr. Mozart).

The musical journey of Mozart continues as the Hungarian maestros come together again on Friday, 14 May and Saturday, 15 May for Mozart in Major to present an exuberant evening of all Mozart and all major-key programme from Cassation in B-flat major, K. 99 to Piano Concerto No.12 in A major, K. 414, and Symphony No. 34 in C major, K. 338.

Come this Mother’s Day on Sunday, 9 May, the popular SSO Mother’s Day Concert returns to the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Friends and families can partake in musical delight performed by the SSO String Quartet at Botanic Gardens’ Bandstand, where an audience of 100 is allowed due to the prevailing safe management measures. For this special one-day concert, the public will be treated to performances of works by Mozart, Borodin, Haydn, Monti, Delibes, and the ever-popular “The Moon Represents My Heart” by Weng Ching-Hsi. Admission is free but registration is required.

JUNE 2021

The following month will see A 20th Century Fanfare taking place on Friday, 4 June. Conducted by SSO’s Chief Conductor Hans Graf and featuring the Brass Ensemble of the SSO in their third ever concert appearance, the audience will be treated to an intriguing exploration of brass music by four 20th century masters — Dukas, Hindemith, Takemitsu, and Janáček.

Mozart In Minor
Season 2020/21

Mozart In Minor

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Gábor Káli, conductor / Dénes Várjon, piano

Fri / 07 May 21 / 7.30pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

Thoughtful, pensive, imposing – Mozart’s music in the minor keys is a fascinating exploration of the depths of feeling and symphonic power he was capable of. His dramatic “Little G minor symphony” – the one that opens Amadeus – makes a curious comparison with the Mozartian “Odense Symphony”, whose actual composer remains unknown.

Pianist Dénes Várjon, winner of Hungary’s most prestigious cultural accolade, the Kossuth Prize, performs Mozart’s revered 24th Piano Concerto in this concert conducted by Hungarian compatriot and conductor Gábor Káli.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Gábor Káli, conductor / Dénes Várjon, piano

Programme

Symphony, K. 16a “Odense”

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K.491

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Mozart)

Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K.183

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Mozart)
Mozart In Major
Season 2020/21

Mozart In Major

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Gábor Káli, conductor / Dénes Várjon, piano

Fri / 14 May 21 / 7.30pm

Sat / 15 May 21 / 7.30pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

12 May Update: these concerts will proceed as scheduled. However, per latest restrictions, audience size will be reduced to 100 attendees. Affected ticketholders will be contacted and tickets fully refunded. For further assistance, please contact SISTIC hotline at 6348-5555. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Written when he was 13, Mozart’s K.99 is a musical divertimento of assured and soulful elegance. Join us in this delightful all-Mozart, all major-key programme teeming with sparkling concerto inspiration and symphonic exuberance.

We bring together again our acclaimed Hungarian guest artists: the promising young conductor Gábor Káli, First Prize Winner at the inaugural Hong Kong International Conducting Competition and pianist Dénes Várjon, last seen here at the 2018 Singapore International Piano Festival.

Featuring

Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Gábor Káli, conductor / Dénes Várjon, piano

Programme

Cassation in B-flat major, K.99

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Mozart)

Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K.414

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Mozart)

Symphony No. 34 in C major, K.338

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Mozart)
[Cancelled] A 20th Century Fanfare
Season 2020/21

[Cancelled] A 20th Century Fanfare

Brass Ensemble of the SSO / Hans Graf, Chief Conductor / Albert Tiu, piano

Fri / 04 Jun 21 / 7.30pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

In view of the recent update provided by MOH and restrictions on the playing of wind and brass instruments, this concert will be cancelled. SSO will work with its ticketing partner SISTIC to update all ticketholders.

The Brass Ensemble of the SSO is back, live on stage with our Chief Conductor Hans Graf, to bring you on an intriguing exploration of brass music by four 20th century masters. Fanfares heralding mythical majesty and clarion courage frame a shimmering Japanese meditation in the rain and Hindemith’s challenging Op. 49 for brass, solo piano and two harps.

Featuring

Brass Ensemble of the SSO / Hans Graf, Chief Conductor / Albert Tiu, piano

Programme

Fanfare to precede La Péri

Paul Dukas

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

Paul Hindemith

Garden Rain

Tōru Takemitsu (Takemitsu)

Fanfare from Sinfonietta

Janáček Leoš (Janáček)

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 VCHpresents 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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