Slowly but surely, Singapore is carving for herself an indelible niche in the international classical and contemporary musical arts scene, with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) being one of the many world class acts born from the government's continual push to develop the city as a global arts hub.
Fresh from its successful six city tour of London and Germany, the SSO can be deemed to hold its own with the very best, judging from a sell out performance at the world renown Berlin Philarmonie, earning rave reviews from the The Times and Sueddeutsche Zeitung, as well as recording the first ever complete cycle of Tcherepnin's six piano concertos and four symphonies.
If you are looking to immerse yourself in Bach's choral preludes or Rachmaninoff's piano concertos, you will be heartened to know that the SSO plays regularly at the Esplanade Concert Hall located at City Hall, and also at its old home, the Victoria Concert Hall, which is within walking distance from Raffles Place. A glance at the programme guide also reveals that the SSO guest performs at the Conservatory Concert Hall in the National University of Singapore from time to time.
Music lovers will revel in the fact that ticket prices are not exorbitantly priced, with the cheapest ticket usually slightly above ten dollars, and more expensive ones just above a hundred dollars, if you carry a deeper wallet. The difference in prices are due to the various seating arrangements, classified into different categories, while booking tickets are a breeze with the option of using the ticketing website SISTIC, or via the phone.
With an exceptional pedigree and background, the SSO has proven time and again to captivate audiences both local and worldwide. So, just take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the city and book your tickets, all for a night of unforgettable charm and musical extravaganza.
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Singapore Symphony Orchestra