SSO: Performing behind the scenes

Building officer Mohamed Zailani Mohamed Said leads the four-person team that sets up the stage before each SSO concert.
Building officer Mohamed Zailani Mohamed Said leads the four-person team that sets up the stage before each SSO concert.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Pre-concert rehearsals are as important for building officer Mohamed Zailani Mohamed Said as for any musician in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO).

The 57-year-old is part of the four-person team that sets up music stands and chairs before concerts and checks that the stage lighting is bright enough for musicians to read the score.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2019, with the headline 'Performing behind the scenes'. Print Edition | Subscribe