Sharing values through traditional arts

That is what SCO executive director Terence Ho aims to do as NMP

Mr Terence Ho hopes to "be the voice for the traditional arts" and aims to use the arts to bring people of different races, religions and backgrounds together.
Mr Terence Ho hopes to "be the voice for the traditional arts" and aims to use the arts to bring people of different races, religions and backgrounds together.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) executive director Terence Ho, 49, remembers crying for an entire day and night when his parents did not let him take violin lessons.

"'Where to get the money for violin lessons?'" he recalls his mother saying. His parents were small-business owners.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 25, 2018, with the headline 'Sharing values through traditional arts'. Subscribe