SSO 40th Anniversary Gala

SSO 40th Anniversary Gala
18 Jan 2019
Esplanade Concert Hall

Making Music Since 1979
40 years ago, the meditative mysteries of Ives’ The Unanswered Question and the majestic strides of Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto resounded at our inaugural concert in January 1979. We also pay tribute to Leong Yoon Pin (1932 - 2011), the most important of Singapore’s pioneering composers, whose Dayong Sampan Overture was the first Singaporean composition ever played by the SSO. Join us as we celebrate the SSO's 40th birthday!



  1. Lan Shui, conductor
  2. Lim Yan, piano



  1. Leong Yoon Pin
    Dayong Sampan Overture
  2. Ives
    The Unanswered Question
  3. Beethoven
    Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor"
    Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92


Standard Tickets: $98, $78, $58, $38, $25

Admission Advice:

  1. No admission for infants-in-arms and children below 6 years of age.
  2. Latecomers may expect to be admitted after Dayong Sampan Overture (9'). Subject to change at the discretion of the performers.