The SCO Music Oasis concert comes alive at the Jubilee at the Botanics, a weekend of musical discovery
Singapore, 6 May 2015 (Wednesday) – Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) returns to Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens on 30 May 2015 (Saturday), as part of Jubilee at the Botanics, a weekend of musical discovery, to celebrate Singapore’s golden jubilee.
Presented by Temasek, “Jubilee at the Botanics: A Weekend of Musical Discovery” consists of two free concerts by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO). The concert series takes a fresh approach to music, combining two of Singapore’s very best orchestras over one weekend bringing audiences on a journey of musical discovery
Mr Terence Ho, Executive Director of SCO, added “We’re delighted to partner with Temasek to present this gift of music to the SG50. With the uniquely Singapore concert programme, we hope to bond Singaporeans with the beauty of our music at the lawn of our national gardens.”
This commemorative concert celebrates the nation’s jubilee year with a selection of uniquely Singapore programme. SCO will perform pieces such as Phoon Yew Tien’s The Forge Ahead, Law Wai Lun’s Prince Sang Nila Utama and Singa; medley of TV theme songs including Strive from “The Awakening, Good Morning, Sir! From “Good Morning, Sir!”, Kopi-O from “Coffee Shop”, I Can Endure the Hardship from “Stepping Out”; Axi People Dancing Under The Moon rearranged by Peng Xiu Wen, Unforgettable 90s, local award-winning young composer Wang Chen Wei’s Confluence; and Singapore’s favourite classic national theme song – Dick Lee’s Home. Local singer, Tay Kewei, will host the concert and will also sing Home. This concert will be conducted by Assistant Conductor Moses Gay. Admission is free.
Mr Gary Ang, Managing Director of Strategic & Public Affairs of Temasek said, “As we celebrate SG50 in Singapore, we are glad to partner with Singapore’s two leading orchestras to present Jubilee at the Botanics, a series of two concerts over a weekend. Through this event, Temasek hopes to bring families and friends together, and have the community connect through the love for music in Singapore’s iconic Botanic Gardens.”
Have a date with us, come with your family and friends, along with your picnic baskets, to the Singapore Botanic Gardens and have an enjoyable Saturday evening with us!
Temasek presents Jubilee at the Botanics: A Weekend of Musical Discovery with the Community – SCO Music Oasis Series: Uniquely Singapore
Date: 30 May 2015 (Saturday)
Venue: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens
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About Jubilee at the Botanics
Jubilee at the Botanics is a weekend of Musical Discovery at the Botanic Gardens on 30 and 31 May. Consisting of two free concerts by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) – on 30 May and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) on 31 May, the concert series takes a fresh approach to music, combining two of Singapore’s very best orchestras and bringing together the best of music from the east and west. Brought to the community by Temasek, Jubilee at the Botanics aims to bring together friends, families and different members of the community to connect through the love of music.