Wednesday, 16 July 2014


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hands the baton
to Maestro Lan Shui at the start of the concert.
This time he chose not to provide the down beat
for the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. 

After Kelly Tang's Capriccio was Haydn's
Sinfonia Concertante, which featured soloists
Lynnette Seah, Rachel Walker, Zhang Jinmin and Ng Pei Sian.

A view of the auditorium foyer.

The spiral staircase to the Circle.

Architectural details of the hall have been retained.

A row of Corinthian columns.

The balconies on the third floor, which used to hold
the ABRSM offices and studios.

Concertmaster for the evening
Lynnette Seah tunes the orchestra for the second half.

A view from the circle of Brahms's First Symphony.

A close-up of Lan Shui conducting.

A standing ovation after the Brahms.

Announcement of an encore:
A Victorian encore for Victoria Concert Hall.
Elgar's Nimrod from Enigma Variations.

Acknowledging the applause
after Dick Lee's Home in Kelly Tang's orchestration.
VCH is truly the home of the SSO.

A final photo for the VIPs. (From L)
SSO Chairman Goh Yew Lin, Lynnette Seah, Minister
Lawrence Wong, Ho Ching, PM Lee, NAC Chairman
Chan Heng Chee, Maestro Lan Shui and Edmund Cheng.

A night view of the Old Vic,
in all its glory.
All I want for Christmas is a
VCH line-drawing paper weight! 

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