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Preview: Scottish Fantasy, Elgar Violin Concerto and Shredding with Rachel Barton Pine, Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s Artist-in-Residence


This October and November, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra is joined by violinist Rachel Barton Pine for three concerts spanning music by Elgar, Bruch, and surprise surprise – Metallica!

In two concerts at the Esplanade Concert Hall, Rachel will be treating audiences to a performance of Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy (26th Oct) and Elgar’s Violin Concerto (1st Nov).  Sandwiched in between the two concerts – conducted by Michał Nesterowicz and SSO’s Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton – is a chamber music programme with a difference. A self-professed lifelong metal fan (she’s even been in a doom metal band), Rachel is set to show off an alternative side to her on 27th October at the Victoria Concert Hall, as she leads musicians from the SSO in performances of songs by Van Halen, Metallica and Rush, alongside a selection of classical chamber works.

Rachel Barton Pine performs with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Chicago and Vienna Symphonies, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, and Camerata Salzburg. She has worked with such renowned conductors as Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Neeme Järvi, and Marin Alsop. Her collaborators include leading artists such as Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, William Warfield, and Christopher O’Riley. She has recorded 39 acclaimed albums, including Elgar & Bruch Violin Concertos with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Litton, and Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.

Don’t miss this chance to catch SSO’s very avant garde Artist-in-Residence in action this October and November, as Rachel Barton Pine shows classical music can and does have the space to push boundaries and excite audiences from all walks of life.

Scottish Fantasy plays on 26th October 2019 at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Tickets available from SISTIC

Shredding with Rachel Barton Pine plays on 27th October 2019 at the Victoria Concert Hall. Tickets available from SISTIC

Elgar’s Violin Concerto & Enigma Variations plays on 1st November 2019 at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Tickets available from SISTIC

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