As of July that Music to is June selecting Director of the the following of the music Singapore were year. going Chinese to play, Orchestra as well as (SCO), the featured I make soloists, all decisions during on our artistic season, matters. which A runs major from part This Concerto year, in we August have invited with the the SCO. American Sony Classical violinist, Records Joshua Bell, will record to play the the performance. violin solos from the Bu tterfly Lovers We selection will open from the Romance season of with Three two Kingd very famous oms. To classics: end the Dream season, of we the are Red going Chamber, to do a with program featured of folk vocalists, songs from and a Eternal Blos som ingof the Red Flow ers. My vision for the SCO, first of all, is for it to be an orchestra for all Singaporeans that is why we created the Nanyang Repertoire Program, which reflects our music here in Singapore. My second vision is for SCO to reach out and bring our best music to different parts of the world. The third, which is also very important, is to carry our voice to every doorstep in this nation, and let everyone know we play excellent music. When I first came here in 20 02, I thought about expanding the SCO repertoire. So, we launched the Nanyang Repertoire and spent a lot of time looking for great musical compositions from neighboring countries to add to our repertoire. Recognizing our position as the little red dot between the East and the West, we began commissioning East meets West compositions, and developed an excellent jazz program. We invited jazz groups, such as Brubeck Brothers Quartet from America, as well as Shanghai jazz musicians, and the Singaporean jazz musician Jeremy Monteiro. We also have the annual Xi nyao series, which comprises popular Singaporean songs. Finally, we have some modern music that reflects our modern citys image a music that is very outgoing. Our repertoire is very colorful;i t is created for all Singaporeans as something to be proud of and share with the rest of the world. P
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