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Singapore Chinese Orchestra's new shows are not just 'dong chiang dong chiang'

Singapore Chinese Orchestra's upcoming season will see collaborations with US jazz group and overseas Singaporeans

Published on Aug 5, 2014 12:48 PM

In Singapore Chinese Orchestra's signature crossover style, their 2014/2015 season will open next week not with a traditional Chinese concert, but a collaboration with renowned American jazz group the Brubeck Brothers Quartet.

However, while embracing both the East and the West, the orchestra's focus this year will be on Singapore, with the spotlight thrown on local musicians, conductors and composers.

Among other things, the orchestra will play with London-based Singaporean violinist Kam Ning and have collaborations with two veterans of the local Chinese music scene, conductor Tay Teow Kiat and composer Phoon Yew Tian.

Music director of the orchestra Yeh Tsung says that after the "smashing success" of last season, this year's line-up will be "quite different". Highlights of the previous season included the Our People Our Music concert in June at the new National Stadium and a tour of China in May.

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Where: Singapore Chinese Orchestra Concert Hall, 7 Shenton Way

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