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11 Mar 2022

SCO Composer Workshop 2022

11-12 Mar 2022 (F-Sa)
Singapore Conference Hall & Online

Under the guidance of SCO’s Music Director and Composer-in-Residence, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) Composer Workshop offers a stimulating platform for aspiring young composers to gain theoretical and practical experience scoring for the Chinese orchestra.

The workshop begins with seminars on the characteristics and techniques of Chinese musical instruments, as well as composition and orchestration skills. Participants will have the opportunity to consult with the Composer-in-Residence about their drafts. Finally, eight works will be selected to be played by SCO in a reading session.

This programme will be livestreamed on SCO’s Facebook, Official WeChat account and NetEase.

Composer Workshop Day 1 – Seminar and Q&A Session
11 Mar 2022 (F)
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Speaker: WANG Chenwei (CSS Member), SCO Composer-in-Residence
Although the Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, Hakka and Hainanese dialect groups form the majority of Singapore’s Chinese population, their traditional music is unfamiliar to the mainstream Chinese music community in Singapore. This seminar discusses Singaporean Chinese identity and introduces the traditional musical genres of the above dialect groups. Drawing on his new composition Lion City Rhapsody as a case study, the speaker demonstrates how such musical elements can be integrated into Chinese orchestral composition and present a unique Nanyang musical style.Composer Workshop Day 2 – Score Reading*
12 Mar 2022 (Sa)
9:00AM – 1:00PM

Under the baton of Music Director Tsung Yeh, SCO will read the works of 8 selected pieces submitted for the Composer Workshop.

Isaac LIM:《和雨一起玩》Playing with the Rain
CHENG Tzu-Ting:《变幻》Change
LIU Zhiyue:《南诏之舞》Dance of Nanzhao

GU Wei:《华埠之春》Spring @ Chinatown
NG Yu Hng:《春云晓霭》Spring Clouds on a Misted Dawn
MOK Peck Yim:《两个渔夫的传说》The Tale of Two Fishermen

KOH Boon Yew Nathanael:《印象》Impressions
OOI Choong Hean, Matthew:《龟屿岛的传说》The Legend of Kusu Island

*Featuring CSS Members Isaac LIM, GU Wei, NG Yu Hng, MOK Peck Yim and Nathanael KOH!

Composer Workshop Day 2 – Sharing Session
12 Mar 2022 (Sa)
2:30PM – 6:00PM

SCO Music Director Tsung Yeh, Composer-in-Residence Wang Chenwei, SCO Associate Principals and musicians will be providing feedback for selected compositions to improve and composers to share about their respective compositions.