Singapore Chinese Orchestra


Inaugurated in 1997, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) is Singapore’s only professional national Chinese orchestra. Made up of more than 80 musicians, SCO occupies the Singapore Conference Hall, a national monument gazetted in 2010. With Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as its Patron, SCO takes on the twin role of preserving traditional arts and culture and establishing its unique identity through the incorporation of Southeast Asian cultural elements in its music.

2021 marked SCO’s 25th anniversary. A line-up of concerts and programmes that reflected the past, present and future of SCO were presented. These included: a three-part Virtuoso Series, featuring three concerts, three pre-concert talks, post-show dialogues and eight webisodes, together with a tribute concert for Pioneer musicians from the People’s Association Chinese Orchestra to SCO, and the SCO25 Gala concert. Two commemorative books were released, featuring eight virtuoso musicians. The English and Chinese books were titled SCO Hidden Gems - Celebrating Singapore Chinese Orchestra’s Silver Jubilee and 《名家·华韵》.

With its vision to be a world-renowned people’s orchestra, SCO has widened its outreach by performing regularly at various national parks, communities and schools. It is with this vision that SCO continues to inspire, influence, educate and communicate through its music.




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20 – 22 May, Fri – Sun, 8pm