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 is part of the 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