Season 2019/20

Martin Grubinger • The Tears of Nature



Sat / 29 Feb 20 / 7.30pm


Esplanade Concert Hall





Sponsored By

Singapore Airlines

Programme Brochure


Written for the phenomenal Martin Grubinger, The Tears of Nature is a percussion concerto by prominent contemporary Chinese composer Tan Dun, celebrating the human spirit in its endeavour to live, fight and dance with nature. The SSO will also perform Rachmaninoff’s soulful Third Symphony, music of nostalgic melancholy with a tantalising whiff of modernity.

Programme Brochure

Attend This Concert

The SSO invites healthcare workers, public transport and taxi drivers, as well as private-hire drivers in Singapore to this concert, with our compliments. For details, please contact


Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Darrell Ang, conductor (Tan Dun) / Joshua Tan, conductor (Rachmaninoff) / Martin Grubinger, percussion


Tan Dun

The Tears of Nature

- Intermission -

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44



Concert Extras

Pre-concert Talk

6:30 PM | library@esplanade

Open Rehearsal

10am-12.30pm (open to public)


Standard Tickets:

$88, $68, $48, $38, $28, $15

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.

  • You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
  • Latecomers will only be admitted at appropriate pauses during the show or during intermission, if any.

  • No photography is allowed.
  • Unauthorised video recordings are strictly not allowed.

Photographs and videos will be taken at the event in which you may appear. Such photographs and videos may be displayed or published on SSG’s website, social media platforms, publications and publicity materials. By attending the event, you consent to the use of these photographs and videos for the foregoing purposes.

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