SCO celebrates its 15th Anniversary at Fundraising Gala Dinner & Concert 2012 – Dazzling Reverberations

Singapore, 2 July 2012 (Monday) – The Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO), our country’s national and sole professional Chinese orchestra, is celebrating its 15th anniversary. It is organising a Fundraising Gala Dinner & Concert titled Dazzling Reverberations to celebrate this event with its partners and donors. It will be held at Resorts World Sentosa, Central Ballroom, on Saturday 7 July 2012.

This special event will be graced by our Patron, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. In addition, SCO’s newly appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors, Patrick Lee and our Honorary Chairman, Robin Hu, will host many prominent Singaporean leaders and friends of the Orchestra.

To date, this fundraising event has garnered an amount more than the set target of $500,000, with more than 50% pledged by new donors. General enquiries on donations from the public are still coming in progressively. All proceeds will go into the development and operational cost of the SCO.

Other than the six-course fusion Chinese dinner by Resorts World Sentosa, guests can look forward to a grand feast of spectacular music performances led by Music Director Tsung Yeh. One of the highlights will be a performance of the first movement The Sun from The New Millennium of the Dragon Year, the robust percussion masterpiece by Kuan Nai Chung. This piece coincides with the year 2012, which is also the Year of the Dragon, will be played as a best wish for SCO’s future endeavours. The two performing soloists Duan Fei and Tan Loke Chuah are SCO’s Associate Principals for Percussion.

The Orchestra will also perform Fang Xiao Min’s Impressions of Guangdong and Stone-slab Waist Drums from Tan Dun’s masterwork Yellow Earth. Our special Taiwanese guest performer, the famous Ms. Tang Na, will serenade guests with four golden tunes. The evening will be concluded with Dick Lee’s heart-warming Home.

We would sincerely like to invite our friends from the media to cover the SCO Gala Dinner & Concert 2012 at Resorts World Sentosa, Central Ballroom.

Programme:

  • 6.15pm – Arrival of Guests
  • 7.00pm – Guests seated
  • 7.30pm – Arrival of Prime Minister
  • 7.35pm – Opening speech & token appreciation
  • 8.30pm – Dinner commence
  • 9.00pm – SCO Performance
  • 9.20pm – Dinner resumes
  • 10.00pm – SCO performance with guest singer Tang Na
  • 10.30pm – End of event

Please note:
The above information is free for publication. Interviews with General Manager Terence Ho, Music Director Tsung Yeh or Chairman of the Board of Directors Patrick Lee can be arranged upon request. Press Kit with fundraising information and details will be provided on the day of dinner.

Please kindly RSVP your attendance with Ms Toi Liang Shing or Ms Pang Ze Shuen latest by 5 July 2012 (Thursday).

Media Contacts

Toi Liang Shing
Executive (Marketing Communications)

Email: lstoi@sco.com.sg
DID: 6557 4020 / 9620 8280

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