- Singapore Symphony Orchestra
The Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), formed in
1979, is a professional orchestrawith 96 musicians. Its current Music Director is Lan Shui. The performing choir of the SSO is the Singapore Symphony Chorusdirected by the SSO's Resident Conductor Lim Yau. The orchestra's current principal guest conductor is Okko Kamu.
Victoria Concert Hall was the home of the SSO until 2002 when the orchestra moved to the new
Esplanade Concert Hall. The SSO performs over 50 symphonic concerts a year. The orchestra has performed in tours in China, Malaysia, Japan, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Greeceand Turkey. It has its first tour in the United Statesin 2005.
The SSO collaborated with the
Houston Balletin 1986, the London City Balletin 1992, and the Singapore Lyric Operain the production of Madam Butterflyin 1994.
To make classical music more accessible to the general public, the SSO has also conducted free outdoor concerts. In 2000, SSO performed at the "SSO Goes Pop!" concert with local pop artistes at the
Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The SSO has just played under maestro Lorin Maazelin a gala concert during the maestro's Asia tour with violinist Lidia Baich(March 2006).
The orchestra's 06/07 season has just been announced. Season highlights include concerts with baritone
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, percussionist Evelyn Glennie, violinists Cho-Liang Lin, Isabelle van Keulen, Lynnette Seah, Kyoko Takezawa, pianists Jean-Philippe Collard, Vladimir Feltsman, cellist Nina Kotova, conductors Gerard Schwarzand Günther Herbig.
* [http://www.sso.org.sg Singapore Symphony Orchestra] - official website
* [http://www.symphonychorus.sg Singapore Symphony Chorus]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Singapore Chinese Orchestra — The Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) is Singapore’s only professional Chinese orchestra. Fact|date=February 2007As the flagship of local performing arts groups, the SCO has the patronage of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. It is located at the… … Wikipedia
Singapore Symphony Chorus — The Singapore Symphony Chorus (SSC) is the performing choir of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO). The SSC performs solely with the SSO, presenting an average of three programmes a year. The SSC was initiated in 1980 under the direction of… … Wikipedia
Eminence Symphony Orchestra — Infobox musical artist Name = Eminence Group Img capt = Img size = 198 Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = Australia Genre = Classical music Film score Video game music Years active = 2003 present Label = Associated acts = URL … Wikipedia
Evergreen Symphony Orchestra — The Evergreen Symphony Orchestra (zh tp|t=長榮交響樂團|p=Chángróng Jiāoxiǎng Yuètuán, abbreviated as ESO) is a Taiwanese orchestra founded by Chang Yung Fa Foundation of Evergreen Group in 2001. The orchestra is featured by bringing up talented… … Wikipedia
Zurich Symphony Orchestra — Symphonisches Orchester Zürich (Zürich Symphony Orchestra) (S O Z) is a symphony orchestra made of up 72 professional freelance musicians, based in Zürich, Switzerland. It was founded in 1981 by its current music director, Daniel Schweizer. S O Z … Wikipedia
Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra — (BHSO) is an amateur orchestra founded in 1986 based in Singapore. The music director and conductor is Yan Yin Wing who prepares musicians from all different backgrounds for concert around four times a year. The BHSO s many guest performers have… … Wikipedia
National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra — The National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra中央芭蕾舞团交响乐团 is a national symphony orchestra aspiring with most vitality and development potential in the Chinese music industry Founded in 1959 under the National Ballet of China, The National Ballet … Wikipedia
China National Symphony Orchestra — The China National Symphony Orchestra (Chinese: 中国交响乐团; pinyin: Zhōngguó Jiāoxiǎng Yuètuán; abbreviated CNSO) is China s national orchestra. It was originally founded as the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of China in 1956 under the baton of the… … Wikipedia
Symphony No. 3 (Mahler) — The Symphony No. 3 by Gustav Mahler was written between 1893 and 1896. It is his longest piece and is the longest symphony in the standard repertoire, with a typical performance lasting around ninety to one hundred minutes. Contents 1 Structure 1 … Wikipedia
Singapore Botanic Gardens — Palm in Singapore Botanic Gardens Singapore Botanic Gardens (Chinese: 新加坡植物园; Malay: Taman Botanik Singapura or Kebun Botani Singapura ) is a 63.7 hectare (157 acre) botanical garden in Singapore. It is half the size of the Royal Botanic Gardens… … Wikipedia