SSO’s free community concerts are making a long-awaited return this March. The first SSO free concert to take place this year will be on 19th March at 12.30pm and 21st March at 4pm, at Victoria Concert Hall. Both concerts will be conducted by Joshua Tan and will include performances of works by Grieg and Tchaikovsky. Registration for the 150 tickets available for each performance will open on 5th March at 10am.
Later in the year, the SSO’s much-loved Concerts for Children series makes its much-anticipated debut online, on Saturday 29th May, with a programme designed for youngsters and adapted from a local storybook: ‘Saturday’s Surprisingly Super-Duper Lesson’.
The online show tells the story of Aish, who’s cooped-up in a classroom doing a maths problem, when something extraordinary happens: her doodles come to life! This specially tailored concert will introduce children to classical music through storytelling, keeping them engaged with narration, illustration, animation and music performed by the SSO. Recommended for children aged 4 and above.
March also sees the return of a popular SSO online series for children: Musical Soundbites. Conductor Jessica Gethin returns for a second series of her weekly online video series, following the success of her first series exploring Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals, which was launched as part of the SSO’s extensive digital season during last year’s Circuit Breaker. This time she’ll be introducing children to Elgar’s Enigma Variations over the course of four weeks. Musical Soundbites: Enigma Variations will be released every Sunday from 14th March at 3pm on the SSO YouTube and Facebook pages and will be free to watch.
More information on upcoming concerts and tickets available here