As the sole exclusive hotel, the year-long partnership presents opportunities for the community to delight in live music by Singapore’s flagship Orchestra at the Grande Dame

Raffles Hotel The LawnPhoto credit: Raffles Hotel Singapore

Raffles Hotel Singapore is delighted to announce the beginning of a harmonious partnership with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as its sole exclusive hotel for 2023. Recognised as a national treasure steeped in heritage and provenance, the Grande Dame has long played muse to lovers of arts – from artists, musicians, to writers. Music has invariably been a part of the hotel’s storied history, having hosted a myriad of gala dinners, lavish parties, and triumphant celebrations, where music is a constant that stands at the heart of it all. The partnership is orchestrated to enliven the boundless connections of live music performances that is deeply entrenched in the Raffles ethos and presents a wonderful opportunity for the community to be awed by the arts.

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“The Singapore Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to be able to name Raffles Hotel Singapore as our Official Hotel. Both institutions are icons of our country, with Raffles Hotel Singapore renowned globally for offering hospitality at the highest level.” said Mr Kenneth Kwok, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Symphony Group. “Together, our partnership can now present a unique Raffles experience through guest artists of Singapore’s flagship orchestra that will enable the community to enjoy more world-class musical encounters.”

This first-of-its-kind partnership between Raffles Hotel Singapore and Singapore Symphony Orchestra will encompass public live music performances made available to the community, as well as intimate exclusive performances.

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Public live music performance “Magic Hour @ Raffles, presented by SSO”, will be presented to the community within the picturesque and expansive lawn of Raffles Hotel Singapore. Stringing together an ensemble of musicians to reinvigorate the senses, the community can relish in inspiring and uplifting live music as the sun sets, while being surrounded by lush greenery and the iconic colonial architecture as a splendid backdrop. Four 30-minute performances have been scheduled for 2023, with the first performance to take place on 18 March 2023 as seen here.

Visiting musical artistes and maestros from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra will have the pleasure to reside in the wondrous and charming suites at Raffles Hotel Singapore, offering a serene atmosphere for them to recharge. During the artistes’ residency, a series of exceptionally intimate dining experiences will be specially curated to present a unique opportunity for guests to delight in an intimate dining affair with the artistes as part of our newly launched Suite Serenade stay package. Featuring a two-night stay at the iconic Grande Dame, guests will be able to immerse in the beauty of our national monument whilst dining with a series of musical maestros such as distinguished Austrian conductor Hans Graf, one of today’s most highly respected musicians. Guests will also enjoy VIP tickets to attend the maestro’s performance at the Esplanade Concert Hall during their stay. Details of the suite package are available here.

“Raffles Hotel Singapore is extremely proud to announce the prestigious partnership with Singapore Symphony Orchestra. For over a century, Raffles has always been a strong advocate of arts, music, and culture. We believe that music celebrates differences, defies boundaries and sets the stage for resplendent shared experiences,” said Christian Westbeld, Managing Director of Raffles Hotel Singapore. “This partnership underscores our commitment to being a strong supporter of Singapore’s arts scene by offering a nurturing environment for these musical talents and provide a social space for the community to connect with music. It is also our promise to guests to continue delivering unique experiences, creating treasured memories at the Grande Dame.”

Magic Hour @ Raffles Hotel Singapore

📅 Saturday, 10 June 2023
⏰ 6pm to 7pm
📍 The Lawn, Raffles Arcade (Accessible via North Bridge Road entrance)

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