Two national Chinese orchestras and three conductors to present the annual combined-orchestra concert Dauntless Spirit 2018

Singapore, 14 February 2018 (Wednesday)  The Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra (SNYCO) will perform alongside with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) in its annual concert Dauntless Spirit 2018 on 17 March 2018 (Saturday), 8pm, at the SCO Concert Hall. SNYCO members will perform a programme of masterpieces by renowned composers in this annual concert, and will be conducted by three conductors: SNYCO Music Director Quek Ling Kiong, SNYCO Advisor Tsung Yeh and SNYCO Associate Conductor Moses Gay.


In the first segment of the concert, SNYCO Music Director Quek Ling Kiong and SNYCO Associate Conductor Moses Gay will lead the youth orchestra to perform Zhao Ji Ping’s Flying Apsaras, Rao Yu-yan’s Hymn of Mount Li and Wang Ning’s Festivity.


The second segment features the SCO with two SNYCO members, erhu member Deborah Siok Li Chin and pipa member Chen Xinyu, who will respectively perform Wang I-Yu’s erhu and orchestra piece The Blue Planet – Earth and Zhao Cong’s pipa and orchestra piece Apsaras on the Silk Road. Deborah Siok started learning erhu at the age of 9; and at 15, she has attained Diplomas in Erhu performance from the NUS Centre for the Arts and in the NAFA-CCOM Chinese Instrumental Exams. Chen Xinyu is a local pipa prodigy who has clinched multiple top prizes in various pipa categories in the biennial National Chinese Music Competition hosted by the National Arts Council since the tender age of 8.


In the final segment under the baton of SNYCO Advisor Tsung Yeh, the combined orchestra SNYCO and SCO will present Peng Xiu Wen’s Summer Night and Vicissitudes of Life from Symphony Jinling.


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Concert details:

SNYCO & SCO Annual Concert – Dauntless Spirit 2018

Date: 17 March 2018 (Saturday)

Time: 8pm

Venue: SCO Concert Hall (Singapore Conference Hall)

Ticket Price: $25, $15 (before SISTIC fees)



The Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra (SNYCO) is made up of more than 90 talented musicians between the ages of 11 to 26. SNYCO is managed by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra Company Limited, and is under the purview of the National Arts Council and supported by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth since 1 April 2015. SNYCO is under the music directorship of Quek Ling Kiong with Tsung Yeh as the advisor and Moses Gay as the associate conductor. Only the finest musicians are selected to be members through the rigorous auditions held each year. As a National Project of Excellence recognised by the Ministry of Education, SNYCO strives to nurture aspiring musicians into future pillars of Chinese music in Singapore.


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