Season 2020/21

A Gift to the Universe - Celebrating Bach III


Thu / 04 Feb 21 / 7.30pm


Esplanade Concert Hall





A Gift to the Universe - Celebrating Bach III

Dedicated to SSO founding patron

Dr Goh Keng Swee


Some 22 billion kilometres away in space, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 lies among other earthly sounds and music on the Golden Record, carried by the Voyager space probes since they left Earth in 1977. Bach’s legacy is humanity’s future. Likewise, Singapore’s young shining star of the violin, Chloe Chua. See her live on stage with SSO violinist Ye Lin in the universally loved Double Violin Concerto. A present from a small, distant world, a token of our music, thoughts and feelings – a gift of music to the universe.

This concert is dedicated to the late Dr. Goh Keng Swee, founding patron of the SSO.

FORMAT: This will be a live concert held at the Esplanade Concert Hall.


Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Darrell Ang, conductor / Chloe Chua, violin* / Ye Lin, violin*


J.S. Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047

J.S. Bach

Concerto in D minor for Two Violins and Orchestra, BWV 1043*

J.S. Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049

Duration: approximately 1 hr (with no intermission)


Programme Brochure

Concert Extras

Pre-concert Talk

Watch our Pre-Concert Talk by organist, Isaac Lee on:


Ticket sales will begin on 7 Jan 2021, 10am.

Standard Tickets: $28, $48, $68, $88^

^before booking fees: $3 for tickets $20.01 to $40, $4 for tickets above $40

Discounts and Promotions

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  • Through all SISTIC channels
  • Full-Time students with valid student pass
  • NSF personnel with valid SAF 11B (Military IC)
  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD) with valid concession card
  • Concession tickets are non-transferable. Please note that random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry
  • Patrons unable to present proof of eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full price tickets
  • Valid from 7 Jan 2021 onwards
  • Valid for Cat 3 - Cat 4

Admission Advice

  • Children must be age 7 and above to be admitted into the hall.
  • Children under 7 will not be admitted into the hall, even with a ticket.
  • Please bring along proof of child’s age, such as a student concession pass, as random checks may be conducted at the venue.
  • Parents or guardians of children admitted are strongly encouraged to purchase aisle seats.
  • We reserve the right to ask parents to bring children out of the hall should they be disruptive during the performance.
  • No admission without a ticket.

  • To ensure sufficient time for admission and safe distancing, please arrive at the venue at least 30 minutes before the start of the concert.
  • All tickets holders are required to check in to SafeEntry through either scanning the QR code using the TraceTogether App on their phone, or by presenting their TraceTogether token to be scanned. Latecomers will only be admitted at suitable breaks, if any.

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