SSO Principal Harpist Gulnara Mashurova takes centre stage in Handel’s Harp Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, a piece originally composed for the harp but later arranged for the organ. The concert also includes Debussy’s Danse sacrée et danse profane, andIntroduction, Cadenza and Rondo for Harp written by Parish Alvars, who is proclaimed as the “Liszt of the harp”!
With exquisite elegance, illuminating beauty and sparkling vitality, Schiff’s interpretations have long established him as one of the foremost proponents of Bach’s keyboard music. This is music-making of the highest order and an evening destined to be one of the great musical events of the season.
Soprano Khor Ai Ming sings a heartfelt selection of songs by 20th century composers. Through the unyielding clarity of a child-like perspective, she will present Leonard Bernstein's I Hate Music! (A Cycle of Five Kid Songs), So Pretty,Piccola Serenata and Peter Pan; songs by Charles Ives, Irving Berlin, Marc Blitzstein, George Gershwin, Kurt Weill and Victor Herbert will also share the limelight.
Following on from Sunday's recital, András Schiff features as soloist in this all-Beethoven programme. He is joined here by his long-term colleague, Gabor Takács-Nagy, Music Director of Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Ong Teng Cheong Professor in Music 2016/17, who will also conduct one of Beethoven's best known symphonies.
Mozart Madness is an evening of sheer hilarity by one of the world’s most inventive entertainers. With impeccable taste and prodigious talent, MozART Group turns the world of classical music upside down without losing the essence of the music we all love. Ingeniously conceived new sounds and situations quickly arise so naturally that a critic remarked that 'Mozart himself would have surely joined in!'
Go along with a standout amongst the most energizing youthful violinists to rise up out of Ukraine, Oleksandr Korniev, as he shows his eagerly awaited presentation in Singapore. He will showcase his abilities in a project of virtuosic solo and joined works by extraordinary violin aces from Wieniawski to Ysaÿe, and additionally Franck's evergreen Violin Sonata, a best quality level of any violin-piano pair. He will be joined by Singapore's own one of a kind achieved specialist piano player Lin Xiu Min. Try not to miss the most astounding violin presentation of the year!
Expect soul-searching lyricism as violinist Ray Chen brings out the unusual beauty of Bruch’s First Violin Concerto. Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, meant to inspire Russians in time of war and to ‘sing the praises of the free and happy man’, closes this concert.
Nyonya refers to the Peranakans who are descendants of the Chinese settlers who married members of the indigenous populations in Malacca, Indonesia and Singapore. In recent years, more people have become curious about Peranakan culture with increased exposure through various mediums, and this concert will showcase this unique culture through music. Renowned Peranakan singer-songwriter Dick Lee will compose an oratorio based on his ancestor – Lee Kan’s story. New compositions in Peranakan culture by award-winning composers Xie Xiang Ming, Simon Kong and Chong Kee Yong will also be premiered in this concert.
Join SSO Associate Conductor Jason Lai for a trio of Discovering Music concerts exploring how composers use stories, plays and poems as an inspiration to write great music. From Shakespeare's plays to Wagner's music dramas, and Tchaikovsky's ballets to Stravinsky's colorful ballets based on folk tales, feast your ears on some incredible music!