The Singapore Symphony Orchestra rounds up the first half of its 2022/2023 season with exciting concerts which will appeal to both the classical music fans and casual listeners. Notable highlights include two Gala concerts – Strauss Four Last Songs and Sibelius Symphony 5 on 14 October will feature Richard Strauss’s famous Four Last Songs conducted by veteran Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste and performed by distinguished soprano Evelina Dobračeva, while Krystian Zimerman In Concert on 7 and 8 December will spotlight renowned Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman. Back after a three-year hiatus is the SSO’s sold-out Babies’ Proms concert on 8 October, which will bring parents and kids on an amazing musical adventure to discover the fun and fantastic world of the orchestra and its different instruments.
Fans of the video game franchise FINAL FANTASY will be thrilled that the SSO is going to perform exclusive arrangements from throughout the gaming series in SSO POPS: A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY on 1 and 2 November, led by conductor-composer Eric Roth. Happening on 13 November is the Concerts for Children: Family Film Favourites presented by Alasdair Malloy which will be an engaging family concert featuring music from The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Toy Story and many more. On 16 November, internet sensation TwoSet Violin will join the SSO for a one-night concert – TwoSet Violin & SSO: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. The sold-out concert will also be livestreamed on the TwoSet Violin YouTube channel and the SSO’s Facebook Page.
Come 4 December, join the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) as they perform two favourite pieces of the concert hall, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique and Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite, in SNYO in Concert: Tales of Fantasy. To end the year on a festive note, the SSO and the Singapore Symphony Choruses are set to present the SSO Christmas Fundraising Concert on 15 and 16 December. This Baroque-themed Christmas programme will feature yuletide tunes from Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Pachelbel’s Canon. The concert on 16 December will also be livestreamed on the SSOLOUNGE platform.