SSO Pre-concert Talk: Ode to Leningrad
Sat, 29 Nov 2008
6.30pm – 7.00pm
Ode to Leningrad
Open Stage, library@esplanade
Speaker: Natalia Kumkova, Soprano
Russian soprano Natalia Kumkova tells the story of the 900-day Siege of Leningrad during World War Two, and how it became the inspiration for one of Shostakovich’s most memorable masterworks.
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.
Ode to Leningrad
Sponsored by Conrad Centennial Singapore
Sat, 29 Nov 08
7:30pm, Esplanade Concert Hall
Gunther Herbig conductor
Marc-André Hamelin piano
MENDELSSOHN – Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 ‘Leningrad’
Concert Duration (inclusive of 20 min intermission): Approx. 2 hrs 10 min
The brilliance, energy, and warmth of Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto reveal the extraordinary gifts of a composer in the fine flush of maturity – at the age of only twenty-two. One of his most massive creations, Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony was dedicated to the city of Leningrad and was, in its time, a musical symbol of resistance to and condemnation of the Nazi regime.
This concert is not available for birthday voucher redemption.
For ticketing and other information, please visit the SSO website, here.
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