Monday, May 04, 2009

Music delights



On 26 Apr 2009, I visited the Singapore Botanic Gardens to catch an outdoor concert performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO). The concert is sponsored by CIMB in celebration of the SSO's 30th birthday.

Earlier in Apr 2009, I had attended an outdoor concert by the Singapore Chinese Orhcestra at the same venue, and it was very clear that there was more audience attending the concert by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. I wonder if it was due to the better weather or the better publicity. Whatever it is, it is a joy to be out in the open-air to listen to music. Many of the members of the audience brought along champagne and food to have a picnic in the park while listening to the concert.

There will be another concert at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage. Details are as follow:

17 May 2009 (Sunday)

4.45 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Philharmonic Youth Winds
Adrian Chiang conductor

6.15pm - 7.15pm
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Lim Yau conductor
Programme:
GERSHWIN - An American in Paris
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Fantasia on Greensleeves
IRVING BERLIN - A Dance Tribute to Irving Berlin
MASCAGNI - Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
KANDER, JOHN - Chicago (from the film “Chicago”)
TCHAIKOVSKY - 1812 Overture, Op. 49

Admission is free.

4 comments:

EastCoastLife said...

I have yet to attend an outdoor concert. Will try it one day.

oceanskies79 said...

Eastcoastlife: You could consider it one day. Do bring along a ground sheet or mat. It will help you get some nice spots to sit down on. :)

The good thing is that prepare for a picnic.

Jammie J. said...

That venue reminds me of the Hollywood Bowl... people who attend events there (also an outside venue) will often make a day of it and bring along picnic lunches and such.

It sounds like you had a wonderful time!

oceanskies79 said...

Jammie: Thanks for sharing about the Hollywood Bowl. I think I had caught a quick glimpse on it on one of the You-Tube videos.

It is quite enjoyable and more informal to listen to outdoor concert. :)