Fine-tuning the SSO

Copenhagen has 1.5 million people, compared with Singapore's nearly six million, and supports three professional orchestras. SSO's new director of artistic planning thinks the Republic can do the same

Developing an orchestra is like training a football team, says the Singapore Symphony Orchestra's (SSO) new director of artistic planning.

"It's the same language, the same rules, whether in South America or Europe - that's why players can play in teams around the world and musicians can play in orchestras around the world," says Mr Hans Sorensen, whose appointment was announced in February.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 02, 2019, with the headline 'Fine-tuning the SSO'. Subscribe