Since its founding in 1979, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has been Singapore’s flagship orchestra, touching lives through classical music and providing the heartbeat of the cultural scene in the cosmopolitan city-state. The SSO has earned an international reputation for its orchestral virtuosity, having garnered sterling reviews for its overseas tours and many successful recordings. The SSO makes its performing home at the Esplanade Concert Hall, with more intimate works and all outreach performances taking place at the Victoria Concert Hall, the home of the SSO. During Lan Shui’s tenure as music director (1997–2019), the SSO performed in Europe, Asia and the United States. In 2016 the SSO was invited to the Dresden Music Festival and the Prague Spring International Festival. The resulting five-city tour also included the SSO’s return to the Berlin Philharmonie. In 2014 the SSO was invited to début at the 120th BBC Proms in London.
Notable SSO releases on the BIS label include a previous disc of Debussy’s orchestral works, a Rachmaninov symphony cycle, the sea-themed anthology Seascapes featuring music by Debussy, Frank Bridge, Glazunov and Zhou Long, and the first-ever cycle of Alexander Tcherepnin’s piano concertos and symphonies.
For further information, please visit the homepage of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.