Bring classics into your lives with 15 Classical musical events happening this November.

Let's bring you back to the golden era of when music was at its purest form

By Lifestyle Guide

October 5 2018

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop.

Unlike our western counterparts who get to witness nature's spectacles of red, orange and gold leaves in autumn, Singapore is blessed with a series of classical music events in this last month of Autumn as we prepare for the end of year festive season!

Let STYLEGUIDE, together with our international and talented home grown musicians, bring you back to the golden era of when music was at its purest form with 15 classical music events happening this November!

1) 66ACH

Tang Tee Khoon Grand Series’ second project in 2017, 6+6ach, is designed to stretch the music connoisseur in you through 2 monumental Evening Concerts. The event is joint by re-known solo British Cellist Colin Carr who have played with major Orchestra worldwide like Royal Philharmonic and Singapore homegrown solo violinist Tang Tee Khoon, who was the second-ever recipient to loan the Italy 1750 J.B. Guadagnini Violin given by the National Arts Council (NAC). The event will feature the complete 6 Bach Cello Suites and his 6 Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. 

Source: Singapore Gigs

When: 10th & 11th November 2017

Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio

Price: $30 and above

More details: 66ACH

2) Lunchtime concerts at ACM

Join musicians from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music as they bring you on a musical voyage over lunch at the Asian Civilisation Museum with the classical works of Beethoven and Schubert. For those with a taste of pure solid Jazz music, you can look forward to grooving along with Singapore Jazz Legend, Dr Tony Makarome and his Jazz Student on the 17th November whilst grabbing lunch at Privé or Empress for a not so mundane working afternoon.

Source: Asian Civilisation Museum

10 November: Cantiamo - A musical dialogue of vocal compositions by Beethoven and Schubert.

17 November: Jazz- Tap, dance, sing along with Singapore Jazz legend Dr Tony Makarome and his jazz students.

When: 10th & 17th November 2017

Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum

Price: Free

More details: Lunchtime Concert at ACM

3) Beethoven Triple Concerto in C

Written at the end of World War 2, get inspired by Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3 as it captures the heroism and optimism of the war. Watch American Orchestral Conductor Andrew Litton doubles up as solo pianist too, as he partners up with concertmaster Igor Yuzefovich and principal cello Ng Pei-Sian for the chamber-like Triple Concerto in C by Beethoven.

Source: Esplanade 

When: 10th November 2017

Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall

Price: $15 onwards

More Details: Beethoven Triple Concerto in C

4) The Altered State of Mind

Conducted and presented by Alvin Seville Arumugam, travel through baroque and romantic music period via the works of J.S. Bach and Berlioz as The Young Musicians’ Foundation Orchestra (TYMFO) features solo violinists, Kim Kyu Ri and Joey Lau to perform the famous Bach’s Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, and Berlioz’s monumental Symphonie Fantastique over the 2 hour event.

Source: The Expat Living

When: 12th November 2017, 5pm

Venue: Victoria Concert Hall

Price: $18 onwards

More details: The Altered State of Mind

5) Brahms Symphonies. Song of Destiny

Performing about 100 concerts per year, Singapore Symphonic Orchestra brings you Johannes Brahms’ most ethereal and profound masterpieces, The Schicksalslied, a portrait of spiritually blinded mortals and Elysian spirits. The concert opens with music from Malaysian child prodigy Tengku Irfan and ends with Brahms’ Second Symphony, which leaves you suffused with Romantic pastoral sunshine.
Source: Esplanade

When: 17th November 2017, 7.30pm

Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall

Price: $15 onwards

More Details: Brahms Symphonies. Song of Destiny

6) Concert Mirificus

Come down for a night of fun music affair as Novo Winds, with Music Director Mr Tan Beng Wee, brings you an exciting repertoire from Vaughan Williams' English Folk Song Suite, Sparke's Theatre Music, Galante's Mt Everest and a piece title 'Jubilance' composed by our very own local Singaporean composer Benjamin Yeo.

Source: Novo Winds 

When: 18th November 2017, 7.30pm

Venue: Victoria Concert Hall

Price: Enquire for more details 

More Details: Concert Mirficius

7)  5th Anniversary Concert

As it celebrates its 5th anniversary, the kids' philharmonic@sg Orchestra will feature young talents from all three orchestras under its wing. The Seed, junior and Senior Orchestra. Have an exhilarating night of music as they perform The Little Nutcracker Suite and Dance of the Hours, before rounding off the concert with the performance of the Scheherazade by the Senior Orchestra.

Source: SISTIC 

When: 19th November 2017, 7.30pm

Venue: Victoria Concert Hall

Price: $28 and above

More Details: 5th Anniversary Concert

8) VCH Organ Series: Isabelle Demers

Canadian professional organist Isabelle Demers inherits the incredible feat of Niccolò Paganini, the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time as she brings you J.S. Bach’s intricate Prelude and Fugue in D major, an excerpts from Demers’ very own arrangement of Prokofiev’s ballet Cinderella which seeks to transport you right to the doorsteps of the ballroom and Rachel Laurin’s Three Short Studies, Op. 68 before culminating in a scintillating finale from Louis Vierne’s Symphony No. 5.

Source: Singapore Symphony Orchestra 

When: 20th November 2017, 12.30pm

Venue: Victoria Concert Hall

Price: Free

More Details: VCH Organ Series: Isabelle Demers

9) Songs From Above

Celebrating their first anniversary, dine over music as The VOCE Singapore Men’s Choir invites you to an evening of celebration and merry music making at the CHIJMES Chapel as they entertain you with the magic of the male voice. This year’s concert features an impressive repertoire of songs ranging from classical to barbershop. Special guest performers includes the ladies from VOCO Singapore Ladies Choir and the Catholic High School Edward Becheras Junior Choir.

Source: Voce Singapore Men's Choir Facebook Page

When: 22nd November 2017, 7.00pm

Venue: Chijmes

Price: $15

More Details:  Songs From Above

10) Duo Recital: Presented by Joanne Wong and Shawn Neo

Watch local classical musician Joanne Wong and pianist, Shawn Neo as they perform a selection of classical works that are rarely showcased over their Duo Recital. Classical selection includes Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dances No. 1 and 5 arranged by virtuoso violinist Joseph Joachim, Aaron Copland’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Edward Elgar’s Sonata in E minor for Violin and Piano and William Kroll’s Banjo and Fiddle.

Source: Esplanade 

When: 22nd November 2017, 7.45pm

Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio

Price: $18

More Details: Duo Recital: Presented by Joanne Wong and Shawn Neo

11) Singapore Lyric Gala (SLO) Concert: Unrequited Love

In this annual concert conducted by Jason Lai, be drawn into a heart-stirring evening of jealousy, passion, and unrequited love from opera classics and favourites such as Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and Verdi’s Aida. The event is joint by  renowned singers world wide such as Jessica Chen and Kee Loi Seng from Singapore, Ying-zing Chong from Malaysia and Pham Kanh Ngoc from Vietnam. The gala concert will also feature rising stars from the SLO hailing from Singapore, China and Japan with even rounding up with the performance from the Singapore Lyric Opera Chorus and the Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir.

Source: Families For Life 

When: 23rd November 2017, 7.30pm

Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall

Price: $40

More Details: Singapore Lyric Gala (SLO) Concert: Unrequited Love

12) 7th Singapore Lieder Festival- The songs of Maurice Ravel

As we mark the 80th Anniversary of Maurice Ravel’s death, a master of orchestration who also holds a reputation as a composer of vocal music, the Sing Song Club seeks to celebrate the genius of Ravel’s vocal music with two evenings of his works for voice and piano. Join the Sing Sing Club at the Victoria Concert Hall as you marvel or simply enjoy the works of Ravel with your friends and loved ones over the 1.5 hour event.

Source: The Sing Song Club

When: 24th & 25th November 2017, 7.30pm

Venue: Victoria Concert Hall

Price: $20

More Details: 7th Singapore Lieder Festival- The songs of Maurice Ravel

13) SSO Babies’ Proms

Ever seen a kid conduct the SSO? Looking to introduce your little ones to the world of classical music concerts? Have a musically fun-filled afternoon by joining the ever-popular SSO Babies’ Prom for a unique concert experience where you and your little one are not expected to sit still or quietly in the concert hall!
Source: SISTIC

When: 25th November 2017, 4.00 pm

Venue: Victoria Concert Hall

Price: $32 onwards

More Details: SSO Babies’ Proms

14) China Philharmonic Orchestra and Paloma SO conducted by Long Yu

Conducted by Maestro Long Yu, The China Philharmonic Orchestra and 12 years old violin prodigy Paloma So will be perform in Singapore for the first time at the Esplanade Concert Hall. They will present classic pieces like “Im Abendrot, aus Vier Letzten” by Richard Strauss, “Violin Concerto No.3 in B Minor, Op.58” by Camille Saint-Saëns, and “Symphony No.6 in B Minor Op.74” by Tchaikovsky, including a special encore piece toward the end of the performance.

Source: SISTIC

When: 26th November 2017, 8.00 pm

Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall

Price: $78 onwards

More Details: China Philharmonic Orchestra and Paloma SO conducted by Long Yu

15) String a Legacy

A concert not to be missed, String a Legacy brings you the performance from Min Lee, Singapore's internationally acclaimed violinist and her 12-year-old protégé Samuel Tan. This gala concert will see this extraordinary mentor-mentee pair entice you in a night of music with pieces like Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and the Wieniawski / Gounod Faust Fantaisie. The pair will be presented alongside the Wolfgang Sinfonietta Orchestra, led by Maestro Juan Felipe Molano in their inaugural concert as they will be playing Grieg’s Holberg Suite and their very own arrangement of Beethoven's Ode to Joy.

With Min Lee’s  belief of music and arts as an enduring legacy which every child should have equal access to, all net proceeds will go towards The Business Times Budding Artists Fund to nurture the artistic talents of disadvantaged children and youth in Singapore.

Source: SISTIC

When: 27th November 2017, 8.00 pm

Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall

Price: $25 onwards

More Details: String a Legacy