So the Singapore Symphony Orchestra's long-awaited BBC Proms debut finally took place, on Tuesday 2 September 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall. The national orchestra was proud to fly the national colours at the world's greatest music festival leading up to SG50 next year, and did so with such brilliance and panache that it is hard to deny that this has been the orchestra's greatest moment in its short 35 year history.
Here are some photos, post-concert at RAH's Verdi Restaurant, hosted by SSO Chairman Mr Goh Yew Lin.
|Pianist Andreas Haefliger and cellist Steven Isserlis|
vie for SSO Chairman Goh Yew Lin's attention
while composer Zhou Long (far R) looks on.
|Proud to be Singaporean are |
Pianomaniac and the Franks.
|Andreas Haefliger meets Helen and Debbie Franks.|
|SSO musicians with former SSO Associate Conductor |
Darrell Ang, bassist Karen Yeo with her daughter Kirri-Anne.
|Seeing double: Twin cellists|
SSO Principal cellist Ng Pei Sian with his brother
Ng Pei Jee (or is it the other way round?)
|Our glorious ones: Soprano Yee Ee Ping|
with violinist Kam Ning.
|Our greatest piano duo:|
Toh Chee Hung & Dennis Lee.
|SSO Music Director Lan Shui meets an admirer.|
|A selfie with Lan.|
|Ths BIS connection: Recording engineer Robert Suff |
with pianist Yevgeny Sudbin.
|One for the road: Pianomaniac with violinists|
Kam Ning and Foo Say Ming, and flautist Roberto Alvarez.
|A greatest evening for the SSO.|