Tsung Yeh

Mu­sic Di­rec­tor

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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

View the video in­ter­view with Mr. Tsung Yeh on www.port­fo­liomagsg.com.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the SCO and its 2018 Con­cert Sea­son, log on to www.sco.com.sg

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