The first half of the 2022/23 season brims with top musical talent from all over the world, who will grace us with classics from greats like Schubert, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and more.
Headlining the season is Canadian virtuoso violinist James Ehnes, who returns to the Victoria Concert Hall on October 23 with a rare full-solo violin recital paying tribute to Bach, Paganini and Ysaÿe. Other international stars will be lighting up the stage for VCHpresents, including soprano star Evelina Dobračeva, who will be honouring works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Verdi, Puccini and Rimsky-Korsakov on October 16. On November 29, catch a powerhouse performance by pianist Andrew Litton – now the music director of the New York City Ballet, and previously a Principal Guest Conductor of the SSO – alongside his wife violist Katharina Kang Litton.
In November, the crowd-favourite Baroque Festival returns with enchanting classical pieces. Led by Baroque specialist Peter Hanson, VCHpresents Baroque Festival: The Aroma of Music promises a lively night filled with celebrated pieces like J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata and Handel’s famous Water Music Suite.
Catch our very own Singapore Symphony musicians in performance too. On August 30 and 31, SSO’s Associate Principal Violist Guan Qi presents a stirring programme of pieces whose composers have been inspired by their homeland, including Singapore. Or indulge in the music of Schubert and Beethoven at the Victoria Concert Hall on October 26, followed by Schubert’s famous Trout Quintet and Mendelssohn’s popular Piano Trio No. 1 brought to life on December 11.
Don’t miss beautiful organ concerts too – with tickets going for just $5. On August 21, Singaporean organist Phoon Yu pays homage to legendary Belgian-French composer César Franck. Closer to Halloween, Singaporean organist Loraine Muthiah will bring the spook with haunting tunes. And to close the year sweetly, don’t miss the festive programme performed by Singapore’s leading handbells ensemble Ministry of Bellz, together with organists Yap Wai Hoong and Evelyn Lim.
To find out more about the programmes, visit sso.org.sg/vchpresents.