SSO Benefit Gala Dinner: Rhapsody With The Symphony
Performing favourites from Tchaikovsky, Brahms and even the likes of Queen, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra's (SSO) Benefit Gala Dinner, which was held at the Ritz Carlton Millenia last March, awed guests who were in attendance that evening.
The evening kicked off with classical tunes from Swan Lake, led by maestro Joshua Tan at the helm of the national orchestra. Shortly after, they were joined by British violin virtuoso Charlie Siem, who took to the stage with lively renditions of classical dance pieces including the likes of Habanera, composed by French composer Georges Bizet, and the fourth tune from Johannes Brahm's famous set of Hungarian Dance compositions. Homegrown veteran jazz singer Alemay Fernandez also serenaded with an electrifying version of Queen's famous Bohemian Rhapsody backed by the SSO, which was a great hit amongst the crowd that evening. Raising a total of $1.16 million from ardent supporters for the orchestra's future performances, the fundraising gala ended with standing ovations all round and tremendous success overall.