SZSO gives performance at Esplanade–Theatres on the Bay

SZSO started its Asian tour in June, and Singapore was the first leg. The performance on July 18 at Esplanade–Theatres on the Bay, a performing arts centre located in Downtown Core near the mouth of the Singapore River, attracted lots of local symphony professionals and enthusiasts.

 "The event is of special significance. It is SZSO's debut in Singapore as well as a celebration for the 24th anniversary of the cooperation between the Chinese and Singaporean governments in the development of SIP. Besides, it is a good chance for us to exchange experience with our peers in the country and help[MORE]

Singaporean audiences feast their ears with renowned Chinese and western music works

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]

SZSO performance opens new page in Sino-Singaporean friendship

SZSO's visit in Singaporean opened a new page in the Sino-Singaporean friendship. Just as SIP Administrative Committee member Sun Yanyan said in her speech, it offered a good chance for Singaporean people to know better about SIP and Suzhou city.

 During the event, SZSO members visited Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at National University of Singapore, where they exchanged experience with the local professionals and tried to seek opportunities for cooperation in performances and talent training.[MORE]

SZSO to tour Taiwan and Japan in August

Suzhou Symphony Orchestra (SZSO) recently announced that they will give performances in August in Taiwan and Japan, the last legs of its Asian tour started in Singapore and Malaysia in June.

As scheduled, SZSO will stage a performance at National Theater & Concert Hall in Taiwan on Aug 10, and then another two at Japan's Suntory Hall in Tokyo and Kobe International House. Renowned Chinese pianist Jieni Wan and Japanese violinist Iwao Furusawa will share the stage during the events.[MORE]