SSO's new director of artistic planning hopes to develop more appetite for classical music in Singapore

Hans Sorensen will oversee Singapore Symphony Orchestra's core programming, taking over from music director Shui Lan, who retired in January. Mr Sorensen's role includes deciding on the concert repertoire as well as bringing in guest artists and conductors.

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SINGAPORE - 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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