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Grammy Award-winning violinist will showcase his genre-bending style with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra

Published on Jun 27, 2014 7:34 PM
Violinist Mark O’Connor will play with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra three of his own compositions which will be adapted for Chinese instruments. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE CHINESE ORCHESTRA

Grammy Award-winning violinist Mark O'Connor will showcase his unique genre-bending style of music when he makes his Singapore debut with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra on July 5.

This is the first time the 52-year-old will be playing with a Chinese orchestra.

"It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. From an artistic standpoint, I am very curious as to how it all works," the American musician says in an e-mail interview.

O'Connor is well-known for his virtuosity in multiple genres, says Tsung Yeh, music director of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, who had invited him to play with the group.

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Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

When: July 5, 7.30pm

Admission: Tickets at $28, $38, $48 and $68 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to