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SSO - Ray Chen Plays Mendelssohn


Fri Oct 17 2014, 7:30pm

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

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Related Artists:

Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Günther Herbig, conductor
Ray Chen, violin

"From the first notes there was no doubt of being in the presence of something special" The Strad

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Shostakovich Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65

25-year-old Taiwanese-Australian violinist Ray Chen, winner of the Queen Elisabeth (2009) and Yehudi Menuhin Competitions (2008), joins Günther Herbig and the SSO for Mendelssohn's last large orchestral work, the Violin Concerto in E minor. One of the first of the great Romantic violin concertos, it has been enduringly popular since its 1845 premiere. German maestro Günther Herbig will also conduct Shostakovich's lesser heard Eighth Symphony of 1943. Together with the Seventh, Shostakovich considered both symphonies his Requiems for those who had suffered during the war.