West Side Story

West Side Story

21 January 2017
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Joshua Tan, conductor
Kam Ning, violin

New Work commissioned by the SSO

Violin Concerto

West Side Story: Symphonic Dances

Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances to West Side Story is the perfect piece to set the mood for the weekend, and Joshua Tan opens the concert with an exciting new work by Singaporean composer Zechariah Goh. A ‘body through which the dream flows’ was how John Adams described his Violin Concerto. Listen out for the endless solo voice of the violin creating unique colours in this masterpiece.

"The concerto requires feats of focus and strength from the violinist" – John Adams

Pre-concert Talk: 6.30pm at library@esplanade

Open Rehearsal: Sat, 21 Jan, 9.30am, Esplanade Concert Hall

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