Wednesday, February 26, 2014

FREE SSO and Children's Choir Concert at Paragon: 1 March 2014, 3pm

Step out of the Gucci store for a moment at 3pm and enjoy this free concert by the SSO and its associate children's choir. Here's more information:

A gift of music at Paragon; SSO and SSCC to give free concert on 1 March 2014

Come on down to Paragon on Orchard Road on March 1, and be in for a musical treat as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir bring you a free performance in the SPH Gift of Music series. This will be the orchestra’s first time performing in the Paragon Shopping Centre. The concert will feature familiar favourites such as music from the movie Star Wars and the opera Carmen, as well as well-loved songs such as Summertime and When You Believe from The Prince of Egypt.

The Second Prize winner of the 2008 Dimitri Mitropoulos International Competition, Singaporean conductor Joshua Tan has won numerous awards and scholarships, including the Shell-NAC Arts Scholarship, SSO/MOE Scholarship and is the first-ever recipient of the Charles Schiff Conducting Prize from the Juilliard School. He received the Young Artist Award of Singapore in 2011. After a successful stint as Resident Conductor of Beijing’s National Center for the Performing Arts Orchestra from 2009 to 2012, Joshua was appointed Associate Conductor of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Director of the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra from the 2013 season.

The Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir gave its debut performance in 2007 at the SSO's Christmas Concerts and have performed with the SSO in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Berlioz’s Te Deum and Orff’s Carmina Burana as well as in the Christmas concerts every year.

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SPH Gift of Music Series: SSO @ Paragon

Date & time
1 March 2014 (Saturday), 3.00pm

Main Atrium
Paragon Shopping Centre
290 Orchard Road

Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Tan, conductor
Singapore Symphony Children's Choir
Lim-Quek Soo Hiang, conductor

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