SSO's 40 years of inspiring the nation

As the home-grown orchestra celebrates its remarkable achievements, music lovers say it can do more to expand its repertoire and support Singaporean composers

Trumpeter Lau Wen Rong hated music lessons as a child. Then he heard the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) play when he was seven and fell in love with classical music.

Now he is one of the youngest and newest members of the orchestra and will play at its 40th anniversary gala concert on Jan 18 at the Esplanade Concert Hall.

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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 'SSO's 40 years of inspiring the nation'. Print Edition | Subscribe