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Music Is: SSO announces live events in March and April

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The Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) welcomes its Principal Guest Conductor back for two programmes taking place this March. On 5th and 6th March at Victoria Concert Hall, Andrew Litton joins musicians of the SSO on the piano to perform two great chamber works: Schubert’s Trout Quintet and Mahler’s rarely performed Piano Quartet. The concert marks the first time Maestro Litton is appearing with the SSO since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic: he conducted the orchestra’s last performance at the Esplanade, in March 2020, before arts venues were closed.

Later in the month, on 10th March, he conducts the orchestra at Esplanade Concert Hall in ‘Fête Musicale – A Musical Celebration’. The evening’s programme includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Ravel’s G Major Piano Concerto – for which he will also be the soloist for the evening.

The SSO also announces the long-awaited return of the T’ang Quartet to the VCHpresents chamber music series, the ensemble’s first appearance for the series since 2015. On 3rd and 4th April, musicians of the SSO are joined by the T’ang Quartet for works by Strauss, Shostakovich and Brahms. On 14th April, our Mandarin series, VCHpresents Intimate Moments 乐享时光 returns with ‘Duo! – Chan Yoong-Han & Zhao Tian’. The two SSO violinists join forces to perform music by Schubert, Wieniawski, Glière and much more. The concert is presented in Mandarin and supported by Lianhe Zaobao.

The Trout Quintet plays on 5th and 6th March, Fête Musicale: A Musical Celebration on 10th March, VCHPresents Chamber: T’Ang Quarter & SSO on 3rd and 4th April, and VCHpresents Intimate Moments 乐享时光: Duo! – Chan Yoong-Han & Zhao Tian on 14th April. More information on upcoming concerts and tickets available here

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