Dear Member,

You and your guest(s) are invited to attend the Singapore Chinese
Orchestra’s concerts on 2 Oct (Fri) and 3 Oct (Sat).

Friday’s concert is entitled Essence of Nanyang.
This starts with a roaring Guangdong piece Thunder Storm and Drought.
Concertmaster Li Bao Shun will perform Tan Dun’s huqin masterpiece Fire
Ritual. Other highlights include two concise and witty orchestral works –
Mahjong Kakis and Izpirazione II – Rambutan (composed by Eric Watson and
Simon Kong Su Leong respectively). The finale is a selection from
symphonic poem Marco Polo and Princess Blue by composers Liu Yuan and
lyricist Wang Yi Yan. This will feature established tenor Warren Mok and
well-acclaimed Chinese soprano Wu Bi Xia.

Saturday’s concert is entitled Ruan Lingyu’s The Goddess – A Silent Flim
Its world premiere at the Huayi Festival 2014 received an enthusiastic
response. First released in 1934, The Goddess depicts the selfless love of
a mother. It was legendary Chinese actress Ruan Lingyu’s most
representative work. Now, the film is set afresh to music by Singapore
composer Law Wai Lun and Hong Kong composer Lincoln Lo. Ruan Lingyu’s
realistic portrayal of a mother coupled with SCO’s picturesque
orchestration effectively portray the beauty of humanity and life.

Venue: SCO Concert Hall

Tickets are complimentary courtesy of the SCO.
You may attend both concerts but registration closes by 1pm 1st Oct.
Please keep me on copy when you reply to the Secretariat at with your name, designation, organisation and
press club number for ticket collection.

Have a fruitful week!

Warm regards,
Carol Foo


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