Brahms’ Third at the VCH

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SSO’s Brahms symphony cycle at Victoria Concert Hall continues with Austrian maestro Gunter Neuhold conducting the “free but happy” Symphony No. 3 in F major on January 23 and 24.

In the first half, Christian Blackshaw, who is famed for his Mozart performances, returns with the Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major.

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Since 2008 Gunter Neuhold has been Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Bilbao. From 1981 to 1986 he was Music Director at the Teatro Regio di Parma, where he devoted most of his time to Verdi operas and Chief Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica Arturo Toscanini. From 1986 to 1990 he was Chief Conductor and Musical Director of the Koninklijk Filharmonisch Orkest van Vlaanderen in Antwerp, which achieved an international reputation during this period and toured in Germany, Italy, Great Britain and France. Günter Neuhold was General Music Director at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe from 1989 to 1995. In Karlsruhe he performed a Richard-Strauss-Zyklus and the Ring des Nibelungen. From 1995 to 2002 he was General Music Director and Artistic Director at the Theater der Freien Hansestadt Bremen.

Now “firmly back in the limelight” [Financial Times], Christian Blackshaw is recognised for the passion, range and sensitivity he brings to his extensive repertoire. His hugely acclaimed Wigmore Hall Mozart sonata series concluded in early 2013 and subsequently Wigmore Hall Live issued the first of four volumes of Christian Blackshaw’s complete Mozart sonatas recording. Critics have been unanimous in their praise, describing the “landmark” recording as “captivating” and “magical”.

SSO: Brahms’ Third

Date & time

23 & 24 January 2015 (Friday & Saturday), 7.30pm

Pre-Concert Talk: 6.30pm, VCH Music Studio @ Level 3

Venue

Victoria Concert Hall

Performers

Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Gunter Neuhold, conductor

Christian Blackshaw, piano

Programme

MOZART                     Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K.459

MOZART                     Eine kleine Nachtmusik

BRAHMS                     Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

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