Asian tour earns SZSO a good reputation
SZSO, a young orchestra founded in 2016, kicked off its Asian tour on June 18 at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore before heading to Malaysia, Taiwan and Japan. Over the past two months, more than 7,000 audiences in five cities watched the performances and gave favorable comments.[MORE]

     Young performers win high acclaims

SZSO is composed of 71 performers from 19 countries and regions. Aged 30 in average, they received high acclaims from both their peers and audiences during the tour for their superb skills and exquisite artistry.

"It is hard to believe that such an excellent performance was given by a group of young people. They are rising stars," said Woon Wen Kin, music director of Penang Philharmonic Orchestra, when he was telling his feelings about SZSO's performance in Malaysia.[MORE]

     SZSO Asian tour makes music a diplomatic language

In the fourth leg on Aug 12, SZSO gave a show at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The event, however, was not just an art show, but also one to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between China and Japan. Music therefore became a language for diplomatic exchange.

Actually, the Singapore leg of the tour was of similar 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," Chen said.[MORE]

     SZSO is "growing up"

Xu Zhong, SZSO principal conductor who led the performances in Taiwan and Japan, shared his views on SZSO's overseas performances in an interview, saying, "Overseas performances can help the orchestra grow up at a fast speed. They are good chances for the young artists to enhance their expertise and broaden their horizons."

It is definitely true, as the achievements from the concluded overseas performances have proven. For the same purpose, SZSO is negotiating with several parties for the next overseas tours.[MORE]