Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

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Location

Completed in February 2001, the centre was officially opened on 12 October 2002. The building was designed by two architectural firms working in conjunction: by DP Architects (DPA) of Singapore and the London-based Michael Wilford & Partners (MWP), although the latter left the project in May 1995. The design consists of two rounded space frames fitted with triangulated glass elements and sunshades, which balance outward views with solar shading.The unique architectural design has been said to have an appearance similar to either a durian (a tropical fruit) or the eyes of a fly. Hence, the building is colloquially known to locals as "the big durians".

Music Program

Dausgaard Conducts Mahler's Tenth

Hélène Grimaud Plays Ravel

BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTOS, NOS. 1 & 4 - WITH STEPHEN
HOUGH

Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2

VCH Chamber Series: Bach Cello Suites with Jan Vogler

Concerts for Children: Emily Saves the Orchestra

Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

Concerts for Children: Jason's Short Guide to Music History

Brahms' Piano Quartet

VCH Organ Series: The Philharmonic Winds & Margaret Chen

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