12 Jan 2024 (Fri) -
21 Jan 2024 (Sun)

$14.40 - $98.00


12 Jan 2024 (Fri) - 21 Jan 2024 (Sun)
Orchestra Concert Symphony

Date and Time

21 Jan 2024 : 17:00 - 19:00

12 Jan 2024 : 20:15 - 22:00

Location / Links

Esplanade Concert Hall,Victoria Concert Hall

$14.40 - $98.00


Event Details

"Absolute virtuosity, almost blinding in its incredible purity” (L’ape musicale)

Altenburg Arts and the Orchestra of the Music Makers (OMM) are proud to jointly present virtuoso violinist KEVIN ZHU, hailed for his "awesome technical command and maturity" (The Strad), who returns to Singapore in January 2024 for two evenings of spectacular music.

First, on Friday 12th, a recital opening with two works of staggering difficulty for solo violin, Bartók's Sonata for Solo Violin and Bach's Chaconne. He is then joined by pianist Akira Eguchi in a French selection by Massenet, Debussy and Messiaen, and themes from Bizet's Carmen in a dazzling fantasy by Waxman with fireworks aplenty.

With OMM on Sunday 21st, Zhu will perform Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1, a thrilling virtuosic showcase after a hauntingly eerie opening. Music Director Chan Tze Law will also lead the orchestra through the enchanting harmonic landscapes of Ravel's La Valse, before concluding with Tchaikovsky's famous last symphony, "Pathétique". Stretching across its exhilarating march and lushly romantic melodies is an astonishing musical concept that the Russian composer described as having put his whole soul into.

Come join us as we explore the depth and range of human emotion through these monumental staples of the classical music repertoire!


Friday, 12 January 2024, 8.15pm, Victoria Concert Hall
French Flair & Fireworks • Violin Recital by Kevin Zhu

BARTÓK – Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117
BACH – Chaconne, from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
MASSENET – 'Méditation' from Thaïs
DEBUSSY –Violin Sonata in G minor, L. 140
MESSIAEN – Louange à l'Immortalité de Jésus, from Quatuor pour la fin du temps
WAXMAN – Carmen Fantasy

Sunday, 21 January 2024, 5pm, Esplanade Concert Hall
Kevin Zhu plays Shostakovich • Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

RAVEL – La Valse
SHOSTAKOVICH – Violin Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”

Orchestra of the Music Makers
Chan Tze Law, conductor
Kevin Zhu, violin

(Programmes subject to change at the artists’ discretion)

Admission Rule

Rating/ Age Limit

Rating: General
No admission for infants in arms and children below 7 years old
Children 7 years and above must purchase ticket for entry
Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance

Late Seating Advisory:

You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time
No admission will be allowed into the venue once the performance has commenced
Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance

Photography / Video Recording Rules

Photography, Video recording or Audio recording is not allowed for this event

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