Schumann Symphony Spectacular: Symphonic Fantasy

I attended SSO's Schumann Symphony Spectacular at the Esplanade Concert Hall yesterday at 7.30pm.
It was a wonderful performance from SSO and guest Conductor, Okko Kamu.  The Pianist for the night, Dang Thai Son performed Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op.11.
It was a brilliant and lyrical performance. Dang Thai Son, played with brilliance and clarity in the running passages. It was clear, lyrical and the melody flowed effortlessly.
 
Dang Thai Son later performed an encore piece, Nocturn in E-flat by Chopin.
 
SSO than ended the performance with Schumann's Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120.
Do catch upcoming performances by SSO at the Esplanade Concert Hall. It is worth the time catching world renowed artiste performing. It will certainly inspire and motivate you.
 
Have a great weekend. Will keep this blog updated with worthwhile performances in town. Stay tuned.
 
Sat, 30 Jan 10, 7.30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall
 
Okko Kamu conductor
Dang Thai Son pianoSCHUMANN - Manfred: Overture, Op. 115
CHOPIN - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
SCHUMANN - Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

The first of Chopin's two concertos to be published, the Concerto in E minor, was premiered in Warsaw by the composer himself, in one of his farewell concerts before leaving Poland for good. Though structured as four movements, Schumann's Fourth Symphony draws on many of the same melodic ideas throughout, thus befitting Schumann's original conception of the work as a "symphonic fantasy".

Open Rehearsal: Sat 30 Jan, 9.30am-12pm - Esplanade Concert Hall
for Subscribers, Friends of SSO and ticketholders

Concert Duration: approx. 1 hr 50 min (inclusive of 20 min intermission)

 

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