As 2019 approaches, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra is set to launch an all new concert series. Titled Red Balloon, the series features a host of exciting international guest artistes set to defy genre, and audiences should prepare only to be surprised.
Red Balloon opens mid-January with Reich in 60 Minutes. At the centre of this concert is of course, Steve Reich, one of America’s greatest and most influential living composers, featuring his recent composition, Pulse, as well as City Life. Imagine the mix of street speech, car horns, subway chimes, pile drivers, door slams as the orchestra plays on, creating an electronic cityscape sinfonia. This concert will be conducted by American conductor and composer Brad Lubman, Music Director of the award-winning New York-based Ensemble Signal.
2 weeks later, get ready for Rock in 60 Minutes, as you bear witness to orchestral reimaginations of mothers of invention Daft Punk and Radiohead – expect an explosive, rock-infused, electric, genre-bending night of music, accompanied by the resounding riffs of electric guitarists Nick Omiccioli and Paul Cesarczyk, as conducted by Jacomo Bairos, former Principal Tuba of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and the current Music Director of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra.
Reich In 60 Minutes plays at the Victoria Concert Hall on 12th January 2019, tickets available from SISTIC
Rock In 60 Minutes plays at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 31st January 2019, tickets available from SISTIC
For more information, visit the Red Balloon website here