In its first visit to the country, SZSO staged a list of well-known Chinese and western music works, bringing about a great audio-visual feast to the Singaporean audiences.
In the event, SZSO artists performed three suites of the ballet Romeo and Juliet by former Soviet composer Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev and No. 2 Symphony by Zhu Jian'er, a Chinese composer dubbed the "father of Chinese symphony" and famous for his genius in integrating Chinese elements into western-style symphonies.
The Romeo and Juliet suites are widely known around the globe, while No. 2 Symphony boasts subtle incorporation of ethereal and sad tone created by musical saw in collaboration with other musical instruments, both receiving high comments from the audiences.[MORE]