Pre-Concert Talks

Don't worry if you don't know anything about classical music! Come with an open mind and allow the conductor and musicians to take you on an amazing journey. You can learn more about the music you'll be hearing at our free Pre-Concert Talks which are helmed by music specialists.
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Fri, 24 Mar 17 
6.30pm 
library@esplanade 

Petrushka • Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Speaker: Dr Albert Tiu
Associate Professor for Piano at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

Associate Professor of Piano at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Albert Tiu, will share with you his personal reflections and observations on the monumental D-minor Piano Concerto of Johannes Brahms.

 
Sat, 1 Apr 17 
6.30pm 
library@esplanade 

Messiaen's Turangalîla

Speaker: Dr Joyce Koh
Vice Dean and Senior Lecturer at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

The talk will highlight the dazzling orchestration of Olivier Messiaen’s epic symphonic work, Turangalîla-symphonie, and how he expresses the erotic Tristanesque love-death theme through an extreme range of textures and colours.

 
Sat, 15 Apr 17 
6.30pm 
library@esplanade 

Robert Spano • Titan

Speaker: Dr Tony Makarome
Performer and Associate Professor at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

 
Thu, 20 Apr 17 
6.30pm 
library@esplanade 

Tan Dun • Farewell My Concubine

Speaker: Dr Eleanor Tan
Vice Dean & Senior Lecturer at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

 
Fri, 28 Apr 17 
6.30pm 
library@esplanade 

SSO Gala: Masaaki Suzuki Conducts Mozart

Speaker: Dr Katherine Wallace
Choral director, performer and Assistant Professor at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

 
Fri, 5 May 17 
6.30pm 
library@esplanade 

Debussy and Dvořák

Speaker: Lin Juan
Assistant Conductor of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra

 
Fri & Sat, 19 & 20 May 17 
6.30pm 
VCH Music Studio @ L3 

SSO Gala: Beethoven Violin Concerto • Crusell Sinfonia Concertante

Speaker: Chua Yi Fang
Head of Department (Aesthetics), 
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)