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Since its establishing in 1979, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has been Singapore's lead ensemble, contacting survives traditional music and giving the heartbeat of the social scene in the cosmopolitan city-state.
Notwithstanding its membership series shows, the symphony is all around adored for its open air and local area appearances, and its critical job instructing the youngsters of Singapore. The SSO has additionally acquired a global standing for its symphonic virtuosity, having gathered authentic audits for its abroad visits and numerous effective accounts. In 2021, the SSO secured third spot in the renowned Orchestra of the Year Award by Gramophone.
In July 2022, the SSO named famous Austrian director Hans Graf as its Music Director, the third in the symphony's set of experiences after Lan Shui (1997-2019) and Choo Hoey (1979-1996). Preceding this, Hans Graf filled in as Chief Conductor from 2020, driving the SSO in keeping music alive during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The SSO makes its performing home at the 1,800-seat best in class Esplanade Concert Hall. More close works, as well as effort and local area exhibitions happen at the 673-seat Victoria Concert Hall, the Home of the SSO. The symphony performs north of 60 shows per year, and its adaptable collection traverses all-time top choices and instrumental works of art to invigorating state of the art debuts. The SSO sent off its computerized show lobby, SSOLOUNGE, in 2021. Crossing over the melodic customs of East and West, Singaporean and Asian artists and authors are consistently exhibited in the show season.
Past Singapore, the SSO has acted in Europe, Asia and the United States. In May 2016 the SSO was welcome to perform at the Dresden Music Festival and the Prague Spring International Music Festival. This effective five-city visit through Germany and Prague likewise incorporated the SSO's second execution at the Berlin Philharmonie. In 2014 the SSO's presentation at the 120th BBC Proms in London got basic praise in the significant UK papers The Guardian and The Telegraph. The SSO has additionally acted in China on different events.
The SSO has delivered in excess of 50 accounts, with north of 30 on the BIS name. The latest widely praised collections incorporate a Rachmaninoff box set (2021), Richard Strauss' "Rosenkavalier and Other Works" (2020), and three Debussy plates "La Mer", "Jeux" and "Nocturnes". A Four Seasons collection and a total Mozart Violin Concerto cycle with Chloe Chua and Hans Graf will be delivered soon.
The SSO has likewise worked together with such extraordinary specialists as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Joe Hisaishi, Neeme Järvi, Okko Kamu, Hannu Lintu, Andrew Litton, Lorin Maazel, Martha Argerich, Ray Chen, Diana Damrau, Stephen Hough, Janine Jansen, Leonidas Kavakos, Lang, Yo Ma, Gil Shaham and Krystian Zimerman.
The SSO is important for the Singapore Symphony Group, which additionally deals with the Singapore Symphony Choruses, the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, and the VCHpresents ambiance music series, the Singapore International Piano Festival and the biennial National Piano and Violin Competition.
The mission of the Group is to make noteworthy imparted encounters to music. Through the SSO and its associated performing gatherings, we spread the affection for music, support ability and improve our different networks.