SSO Pre-Concert Talk: Birds of Paradise
Fri, 12 Sep 08,
6.30pm – 7.00pm
Birds of Paradise
Leng Sher Lyn, Music Educator
Think you know much about Bernstein? Being a composer of three symphonies, two operas and five musicals amongst numerous other pieces, Bernstein is the first American conductor who has managed to achieve world wide acclaim.
Join Leng Sher Lyn as she paints you a better picture of two of his renowned works, Serenade and Suite from Candide.
SSO Pre-Concert Talks
Want to know interesting facts about the music and composers to be performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra? Join our speakers one hour prior to selected concerts as they pour their passion and energy into bringing music alive for the novice and the experienced music lover alike.
Our talks are informal, informative and interactive. Get the most out of your concert-going experience by attending the concert after each pre-concert talk!
Admission to all Pre-Concert Talks is free.
Birds of Paradise
sponsored by Singapore Airlines
Fri, 12 Sep 08
7:30pm, Esplanade Concert Hall
RESPIGHI – The Birds
MESSIAEN – Oiseaux exotiques
BERNSTEIN – Serenade
BERNSTEIN – Candide: Suite
Concert Duration (inclusive of 20 min intermission): Approx. 2 hrs
Respighi’s charming suite Gli Ucelli (“The Birds”) is based on a selection of lesser-known 17th-century keyboard music and evokes birds as diverse as the hen and the nightingale, while Messiaen’s fascination with birdsong was the chief inspiration for the array of brilliant orchestral colours found in Oiseaux exotiques (“Exotic Birds”). Bernstein’s music for the “comic operetta” Candide was an instant success following its premiere in 1956, despite critics’ lukewarm reception of the show itself.
For ticketing and other information, please visit the SSO website, here.
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