SSO Pre-Concert Talk: Swan Song
Fri, 7 Nov 08,
6.30pm – 7.00pm
Shanthini Moorthy, Music Educator
Lindberg’s Seht die Sonne, premiered in 2007 by the Berlin Philharmonic, is a glittering work of bold gestures and big effects, while Mahler’s Ninth, being his last completed symphony, is an enormous piece that resonates with intense fervour and emotion. Shanthini Moorthy speaks in detail about these monumental works at this talk.
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.
Fri, 7 Nov 08
7:30pm, Esplanade Concert Hall
Okko Kamu conductor
MAGNUS LINDBERG – Seht die Sonne ASIAN PREMIERE
MAHLER – Symphony No. 9 in D major
Concert Duration (inclusive of 20 min intermission): Approx. 2 hrs 15 min
Herbert von Karajan said of it, “It is music coming from another world, it is coming from eternity…”: Mahler’s final completed symphony came at a time of personal crisis – shortly after he learnt of the infidelity of his wife Alma – and is regarded by many today as his finest. Sadly it was a work whose premiere he did not live to witness.
Pre-concert Talk: 6.30pm – library@esplanade
For ticketing and other information, please visit the SSO website, here.
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