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Ones to Watch Series: Aurora Orchestra- Music of the Spheres



String Quartet No.8, Op. 59
II. Molto adagio (Si tratta questo pezzo con molto di sentimento)

New Work (World Premiere)

Violin Concerto, ‘Concentric Paths’

Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551 (From Memory)


In this concert, the Aurora Orchestra explores celestial sounds and the cosmic order in an eclectic programme enriched by choreography and illustration.

For the Greek philosophers and their later admirers in the Renaissance, music was of profound importance, woven into the fabric of the cosmos as elemental sounds produced by the stars and planets themselves. This enduring concept of the ‘music of the spheres’ provides the starting point for what promises to be one of Aurora's most visually spectacular Orchestral Theatre adventures, with elements of design, lighting, projection and illustration placing the orchestra inside these ancient visions of our solar system.

At the heart of the concert is a memorised performance of Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’ Symphony, the composer’s final and arguably greatest single musical achievement. This most perfectly-crafted expression of symphonic form is presented here entirely from memory: a thrillingly direct and communicative performance style pioneered by the Aurora Orchestra in recent seasons as the first orchestra in history to play whole symphonies without the aid of sheet music.

The programme also includes the world premiere of a new work by Max Richter created especially for this project, and Thomas Adès’ Violin Concerto ‘Concentric Paths’, a soaring modern masterpiece performed by Pekka Kuusisto – one of the brightest stars in today’s musical firmament.

Photo credit: Nick Rutter

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Early Bird Sales
7 Jan 2019, 9am - 9 Jan 2019, 12am

Other Channels:
7 Jan 2019, 10am -  8 Jan 2019, 8pm

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9 Jan 2019, 12am

Other Channels :
9 Jan 2019, 10am




Approximately 2 hours
(with 20 minutes interval)

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10% Discount for Group Booking (min 10 tickets)
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Intersections: Conservatory Orchestra Pre-Tour Concert
Qian Zhou violinLikie Low (BMUS1) erhuSulwyn Lok (BMUS4) zhongruanLee Yuru (BMUS2) percussionChen Zhangyi composerJason Lai conductorCONSERVATORY ORCHESTRAPROGRAMMEV. WILLIAMSFantasia on a Theme by Thomas TallisCHEN ZHANGYIConcerto for Erhu, Zhongruan, Percussion and Ensemble [new work]WALTONViolin Concerto ABOUT THE EVENTAs part of ongoing international partnerships, the YST Conservatory Orchestra will present a concert at the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul on 13 April 2019. Ahead of the performance in Korea, they will present a pre-tour concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall, featuring an eclectic array of music centred around early 20th-century English compositions. In addition, YST Composition faculty Asst Prof Chen Zhangyi, whose compositions have been performed by ensembles such as the London Symphony Orchestra and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, will present a new concerto commissioned for this occasion. Taking the stage as soloist in Walton's virtuosic Violin Concerto is YST Head of Strings Prof Qian Zhou. Principal Conductor Jason Lai, who in 2018 conducted the KNUA Orchestra in Singapore, will lead the YST Conservatory Orchestra.
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Event Date
Fri, 26 Apr 2019


Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$30

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