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Guide to the Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Lan Shui © Singapore Symphony Orchestra
We preview the 2017-18 season

From Brahms to Bernstein: A rich and varied season

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra's season includes core classical favourites, starry soloists and forays into lesser-played repertoire for the musically curious.
Since its founding in 1979, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has been Singapore’s flagship orchestra, touching lives through classical music and providing the heartbeat of the cultural scene in the cosmopolitan city-state. In addition to its subscription series concerts, the orchestra is well-loved for its outdoor and community appearances, and its significant role educating the young people of Singapore. The SSO has also earned an international reputation for its orchestral virtuosity, having garnered sterling reviews for its overseas tours and many successful recordings. The SSO makes its performing home at the 1,800-seat state-of-the-art Esplanade Concert Hall. More intimate works and all outreach and community performances take place at the 673-seat Victoria Concert Hall, the home of the SSO. The orchestra performs 100 concerts a year, and its versatile repertoire spans all-time favourites and orchestral masterpieces to exciting cutting-edge premieres. Bridging the musical traditions of East and West, Singaporean and Asian musicians and composers are regularly showcased in the concert season. Since Lan Shui assumed the position of Music Director in 1997, the SSO has performed in Europe, Asia and the United States. In 2014 the SSO’s debut at the 120th BBC Proms in London received critical acclaim in the major UK newspapers The Guardian and Telegraph.
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SingaporeSSO Gala • La Bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Lan Shui; Singapore Symphony Chorus; Singapore Symphony Youth Choir; Singapore Symphony Children's Choir

SingaporeDiscovering Music! - Everyone is a Soloist!

Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Jason Lai

SingaporeSSO Gala • Kavakos Plays Shostakovich

Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky
Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Lan Shui; Leonidas Kavakos

SingaporeChristian Blackshaw plays Beethoven

Beethoven, Bruckner
Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Claus Peter Flor; Christian Blackshaw

SingaporeSSO Chamber Series: The Glory of Baroque

Vivaldi, Corelli, Rameau, Handel
Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Peter Hanson
Music Director Lan Shui © Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Music Director Lan Shui
© Singapore Symphony Orchestra