Paavo Järvi at the Concertgebouw
Opening the concert with Mozart's Piano Concerto in C-minor, Víkingur Ólafsson makes his Royal Concertgebouw debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra under the baton of Estonian-American conductor Paavo Järvi. Masterfully weaving together texture and colour, Ólafsson brings his own magic and character to the piece. With his nuanced variations of timbre and dynamics from whispering virtuosic runs, to powerful chords, to light and playful melodic sections, Ólafsson creates an exciting palatte of sound that you'll find being drawn into constantly. In between these two monumental works, Ólafsson creates a little space for the listener with a solo piano arrangement of part of Bach's Organ Sonata No. 4. Creating a pocket of intimacy in bewteen the Mozart and Schumann, Ólafsson serenades the audience with a subtle, yet powerful rendition of the Adagio. Following Ólafsson's moving piano solo, the orchestra returns with Schumann's Third Symphony, "Rhenish". Inspired by a trip to Rhineland with his wife, Clara, Schumann composed this symphony, emmulating their euphoriuc experiences of the place and reflecting parts of the journey. This exciting five-movement symphony incorporates folksong-like melodies against thick textural landscapes. Throughout the work, Schumann transports us to different scenes in nature and architectural wonders like the Cologne Cathedral which is rumoured to have inspired the fourth movement.
Singapore Symphony Orchestra presents Holst's The Planets
Ascend beyond the firmaments in Holst’s universally loved classic, The Planets, an awe-inspiring orchestral extravaganza that’s a guaranteed eye-opening experience for any listener.
Season Opening Gala: New Beginnings
Relive our Season Opening Gala, New Beginnings, as a new era for the MSO begins under the baton of our new Chief Conductor, Jaime Martín. Brought to you by our Premier Partner, Ryman Healthcare.
MSO Presents: Concerto for Drumkit and Orchestra
Live from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, David Jones and the MSO perform Joe Chindamo's Concerto for Drumkit and Orchestra.
MSO Presents: Melbourne Ensemble at the Iwaki Auditorium
Join the MSO's ensemble-in-residence for an intimate performance of Mozart, Schubert and Telemann.
Masterclass with Emily Sun | Music and Ideas
Join violinist Emily Sun as she works with the next generation of musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music. This masterclass will offer artistic and technical learnings for violinists, but also insights and BTS knowledge for audiences.
Juan Diego Flórez at the Salzburg Festival
Join world-renowned tenor Juan Diego Flórez and pianist Vincenzo Scalera on a journey through some of history's most loved vocal music.