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NYP Chinese orchestra scores big with K-pop songs

Published on Jan 21, 2013 11:19 AM

In the past few years, Nanyang Polytechnic's Chinese orchestra has garnered a reputation for pushing the boundaries by exploring different genres, including Mandopop and K-pop.

Their renditions of K-pop songs have been so popular, the orchestra managed to sell out its annual K-Attack concert at the 1,600-seat Esplanade Concert Hall two years in a row.

K-Attack's programme includes current chart-topping tunes by Girls' Generation, Super Junior, 2NE1 and TVXQ.

The orchestra's conductor Mike Chiang, 40, says their non-traditional approach to music has struck a chord with young music fans, and sparked interest in teenagers to take up traditional Chinese instruments.

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