Watch the world's first Chinese Orchestra digital concert

Violinist Joshua Bell with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, under the baton of music director Yeh Tsung during a performance held at the Esplanade Concert Hall on April 9, 2016.
Violinist Joshua Bell with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, under the baton of music director Yeh Tsung during a performance held at the Esplanade Concert Hall on April 9, 2016. PHOTO: SINGAPORE CHINESE ORCHESTRA

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) has collaborated with Lianhe Zaobao digital platforms to present the first Chinese orchestra online digital concert in the world.

The Strings Fantasy concert, to be held on Nov 26, will be broadcast in high definition via the Zaobao digital platforms.

The concert is headlined by internationally renowned violinist Lu Siqing - the first Asian to win the Paganini Violin Competition - and acclaimed cellist Qin Li-Wei, who heads Cello Studies at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

SCO will present pieces by celebrated composers Zhao Ji Ping and Chen Gang such as Zhuang Zhou's Dreams and The Sun Shines on Tashkurghan, with the orchestra's music director Tsung Yeh as conductor.

The concert will also feature The Celestial Web, a symphonic poem by Singaporean artist Tan Swie Hian and music by local composer Law Wai Lun.

SCO's executive director Terence Ho said SCO is "indeed very honoured to partner with Zaobao digital platforms in launching the first ticketed Chinese orchestra online digital concert; it enables SCO to reach out to the community and the world with its music."

Ms Han Yong May, Chinese Media Group Digital Editor of Singapore Press Holdings Limited, gave affirmation to the contribution of the SCO in the arts industry,calling SCO a "Singaporean brand that makes us proud".

Over the years, Lianhe Zaobao has also been sponsoring the SCO community series concerts under the Singapore Press Holdings Gift of Music programme.