As part of their chamber series, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra presents three concerts over one weekend this May. Start the weekend with the SSO Strings playing Schubert’s Death and the Maiden and other fine works in his final years filled with deep sorrow and stark drama. The slow movement from his Piano Trio, D. 929, exudes bleak, inevitable loss amidst its inexorable momentum. THe programme will end with Dvořák’s infrequently heard Quintet No. 2 for string quartet and double bass, a work full of his melodic trademarks, signifying his burgeoning maturity as one of Czech people’s greatest composers.
On Saturday, watch as the SSO Woodwinds take on Temptation of the Saintly Pot, performing a canteen cantilena as depicted by a troupe of zany kitchen utensils in Martinů’s jazz ballet, La revue de cuisine, written during his time in Paris. Enjoy a delectable evening featuring a completely French-inspired programme, which also includes the pleasant wit of Jean Françaix’s Dixtuor, and enjoy the sparkling inspiration of Madame Louise Farrenc, whose music was praised by Joseph Joachim and Schumann.
Finally, end the weekend with the Brass Ensemble of the SSO, performing a recital of brazen fanfare and clarion chorales, with music specially prepared for brass from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Expect thrills, thunder, oomph and bizarre with the second to none brass ensemble, and come on down to the Victoria Concert Hall this May for a taste of what great chamber music can sound like.
Death and the Maiden plays at the Victoria Concert Hall on 17th May 2019. Tickets available from SISTIC
Temptation of the Saintly Pot plays at the Victoria Concert Hall on 18th May 2019. Tickets available from SISTIC
Brass Ensemble of the SSO plays at the Victoria Concert Hall on 19th May 2019. Tickets available from SISTIC