Thursday, April 5, 2012

SSO Carmina Burana - Free Open Rehearsal 10 May 2012

The SSO seldom gives out freebies so its great that this one is on offer: a free open rehearsal on Thursday 10 May, one day before the actual performance. Scroll down for details:


11 May 2012 (Friday), 7.30pm
Pre-Concert Talk: 6.30pm,
Library @ Esplanade
Open Rehearsal: Thur 10 May, 6.30pm-10.15pm (Open to members of the public on a first-come-first-served basis) (Ed: emphasis by The Mad Scene)
Esplanade Concert Hall

Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Lim Yau, conductor
Son Jihye, soprano
John Zuckerman, lyric tenor
Markus Eiche, baritone
Singapore Symphony Chorus
Hallelujah Chorus
The Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir

STRAVINSKY Apollon Musag├Ęte (30’)
ORFF Carmina burana (65’)

Carl Orff’s 1936 setting of 24 medieval poems from a 12th-century collection has become a popular staple of the choral repertoire, not least because of the extraordinary popularity of one movement, “O Fortuna”, used in films, television series and even beer advertisements.  

On May 11, this glorious masterpiece will be performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, joined by soprano Son Jihye, lyric tenor John Zuckerman, baritone Markus Eiche, the Singapore Symphony Chorus, Hallelujah Chorus, The Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir.

Conductor Lim Yau will open the concert with Stravinsky’s neo-classical ballet in which the god Apollo is visited by three muses representing poetry, rhetoric and dance.


Or perhaps you would prefer to fork out cash to attend the final product instead? Then check out the Events Page for ticketing details.

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