Celebrating EU-ASEAN Friendship with a SSO Concert
02/10/2018 - 09:37
The Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and the European Union (EU) in Singapore celebrate EU-ASEAN friendship with a special concert this Saturday, 6 October. The concert at Victoria Concert Hall also commemorates the 100th birthday of the SSO’s founding patron, the late and former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Dr Goh Keng Swee.
The concert is the EU’s first music collaboration in Singapore and will be conducted by Swedish-French maestro Sofi Jeannin.
Titled “Music for Kings and Queens”, the performance will showcase music from Baroque masters Handel and Purcell. Jeannin is Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers, and Music Director of la Maîtrise de Radio France. The performance will also feature the Singapore Symphony Chorus with members from Europe including Austria, France, Germany and Poland; and from Southeast Asia, most notably Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.