Festival highlights

Norwegian string ensemble 1B1 includes staff and students from the University of Stavanger.
Norwegian string ensemble 1B1 includes staff and students from the University of Stavanger. PHOTO: 1B1 AND PETER ADAMIK
Singaporean pianist Nabillah Jalal and German ensemble Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg (above).
Singaporean pianist Nabillah Jalal and German ensemble Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg (above).PHOTO: FRIEDRUN REINHOLD
Singaporean pianist Nabillah Jalal (above) and German ensemble Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg.
Singaporean pianist Nabillah Jalal (above) and German ensemble Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg.PHOTO: SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

MYTHS & LEGENDS: MOTHER GOOSE AND THE TALES OF 1001 NIGHTS

The star-studded opening concert features selections from Gounod's Faust by Li Ao and Rossini's La Cenerentola by Vasilisa Berzhanskaya. Also hear Ravel's Mother Goose Suite and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, performed by members of the storied Chamber Orchestra of Europe with the Singapore International Festival of Music Orchestra, under the baton of Darrell Ang.

A pre-concert performance features Ukrainian violinist Aleksey Semenenko and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory senior lecturer Kerim Vergazov on the piano playing Grieg's Sonata No. 1 and Paganini's I Palpiti.

Where: Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place When: Oct 13, 6.30 (pre-concert performance) and 8pm Admission: $32 to $72 from Sistic

THE SEASONS FEATURING NANCY YUEN AND 1B1

Singapore Lyric Opera soprano Nancy Yuen performs Wagner in a pre-show event before a concert of Vivaldi's Four Seasons by young Singapore musicians and Norwegian string ensemble 1B1. The group, which includes staff and students from the University of Stavanger, is known for exquisite playing and performing without sheet music.

Where: Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place When: Oct 14, 6.30 (pre-concert performance) and 8pm Admission: $32 to $72 from Sistic

BAROCK LOUNGE: OUTER SPACE

Think classical music is old-school? Think again as German ensemble Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg fuses baroque music with electronic lounge in this concert presented by the Goethe-Institut Singapore.

Where: The Arts House Chamber, 1 Old Parliament Lane When: Oct 14, 11pm Admission: $36

PORTRAIT OF A COMPOSER/ IKAN GIRL

The festival's resident composer, Syafiqah 'Adha Sallehin, presents her newest work for chamber ensembles, as well as Ikan Girl, music written for a dance performance with rising troupe The Bhumi Collective.

Where: The Arts House Chamber, 1 Old Parliament Lane When: Oct 21, 7.30pm Admission: $36

PORTRAIT OF A VIRTUOSO/ IKAN GIRL

Syafiqah 'Adha Sallehin plays the accordion with pianist Nabillah Jalal in a contemporary recital, followed by a reprise of Ikan Girl.

Where: The Arts House Chamber, 1 Old Parliament Lane When: Oct 23, 7.30pm Admission: $36

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 27, 2016, with the headline 'Festival highlights'. Print Edition | Subscribe