Our Music Our Passion – SCO to raise funds with an evening of fundraising gala dinner and concert on 4 October

Singapore, 18 September 2014 (Thursday) – The Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) will hold its Fundraising Gala Dinner and Concert 2014 on 4 October 2014 (Saturday) at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Hotel. This event will be graced by SCO Patron, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

SCO’s annual fundraising gala raises funds for the development and to fund the operations of the orchestra. Under the baton of Music Director Tsung Yeh, Resident Conductor Quek Ling Kiong and Assistant Conductor Moses Gay, this year’s fundraising gala themed “Our Music Our Passion” will feature young talents, showcasing the spirit of “Chinese orchestra music succession”. Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra member, Megan Tan, will perform the 3rd movement of Liu Xing’s ruan concerto Reminiscences of Yunnan. SCO’s young erhu musicians – Zhou Ruo Yu, Tan Man Man, Hsieh I-chieh, Yuan Qi and Qin Zi Jing will perform Melodies of Yangzhou and Flight of the Bumblebee. SCO sheng musician Zhong Zhi Yue, guan musician Han Lei and ruan musician Han Ying will bring you to the vast grasslands in Grassland Fantasia – a piece originated from a famous Mongolia folk song. The concert will also present Nanyang piece – A Stroll in the Lion City and uniquely SCO’s East-meets-West pieces – Strike Up the Band and Horse and Buggy.

SCO has achieved tremendous rave reviews from 28 June 2014’s Our People Our Music 2014’s mega concert at the National Stadium, and SCO will receive another national recognition at the gala event.

SCO Fundraising Gala 2014 marks the first official event for the new Board of Directors which took effect from 15 September 2014. SCO welcomes two new board members – Mr Paul Tan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of National Arts Council and Mr Wu Hsioh Kwang, Executive Chairman / Chief Executive Officer of Straco Corporation Limited. Under the leadership of Board Chairman Mr Patrick Lee Kwok Kie, SCO will continue to bring the orchestra in realizing its vision as a world renowned Chinese orchestra with a distinctive Singaporean character. The two retired directors are Mr Kwee Liong Keng and Ms Yvonne Tham.

Press and media are cordially invited to SCO’s Fundraising Gala Dinner and Concert 2014 for media coverage.

6.00pm Arrival of guests
6.45pm Guests to be seated
7.15pm Arrival of Guest-of-Honour
             Opening address by fundraising committee chairperson, Mrs Goh Chok Tong
             Welcome address by SCO Board Chairman, Mr Patrick Lee
             Announcement of Singapore Book of Records
             Token presentation to donors
8.15pm Dinner
8.30pm Performance (1st segment)
9.10pm Dinner resumes
9.30pm Performance (2nd segment)
10.30pm End of event

Please indicate your interest of attendance to Ms Pang Ze Shuen at 6557 4037 or zspang@sco.com.sg by 24 September 2014.

Please contact the following media officers for more information, photographs and interviews.

Media Contacts

Pang Ze Shuen
Executive (Marketing Communications)
Email: zspang@sco.com.sg
DID: 6557 4037 / 8404 1944

Koh Mui Leng
Assistant Manager (Marketing Communications)
Email: mlkoh@sco.com.sg
DID: 6557 4047 / 9833 0556