For the first time in two years since the circuit breaker, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is returning to the stage with the full orchestra for selected pilot concerts, as it tunes up to open at full capacity. This March and April, expect a line-up of brilliant performances at Victoria Concert Hall and Esplanade Concert Hall, featuring local and international luminaries alike.
To the delight of classical music fans, beloved events by the SSO are returning this month. First up is Music in the Meadows at Gardens by the Bay on March 12, which will bring a gorgeous symphony of sound to the outdoor garden venue. The Temasek Foundation SSO Concert for Children: The Conductor's Spellbook will also be weaving its magic through the story of a young Tony Stradivarius who finds a book of spells to enchant instruments of the orchestra.
You'll also want to catch some of Singapore's brightest young musicians, including the young local talents of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO). They will be taking the stage in SNYO in Concert: Mozart Jupiter Symphony on March 17, a clarinet performance led by conductor Joshua Tan and SNYO in Concert: Bernstein Serenade on March 18, where members of the SNYO will be joined by violinist Kailin Yong. Later in April, acclaimed violinist Chloe Chua will join the SSO to bring the musical poetry of Vivaldi to life, and take on the iconic 12th concerto from Pietro Locatelli’s The Art of the Violin, nicknamed “The Harmonic Labyrinth”.
The symphony of sound doesn't stop there. Secure tickets to watch international guests too, including violinists Ray Chen and Stefan Jackiw, the Stradivari Quartet from Switzerland, Georgian-French pianist Khatia Buniatishvili, British classical pianist Stephen Hough, and Italian conductor Fabio Biondi.
To find out more about SSO's exciting line-up for March and April, visit sso.org.sg.