To stage a substantially exciting Chinese orchestral concert, the number of musicians involved can vary from a minimum of 20 to as many as 100. The larger the touring group, the more versatile and entertaining the programming can be.
The most splendid performance is, of course, by a full orchestra. With Chinese orchestral music composition taking flight in the late seventies and eighties, many large-scale symphony-like orchestral works were composed for a full Chinese orchestra. Undeniably, a full Chinese orchestra has the dexterity to present a fascinating array of repertoire. For SCO, the full orchestra consists of 70 over musicians.
It is also possible for an ensemble to be on tour. The ensemble can be a scale-down version of a full orchestra comprising several key instruments from each section or from a particular section alone. The number of ensemble members can range from 7 to 45.
Solo performances by our musicians can also be arranged.
Most importantly, the SCO can tailor the concert programme and touring size to meet the needs of the festival organizers. For more information, please contact:
Loh Mee Joon