Singapore orchestra seeks to expand with resident composer, online store

Posted on: July 17, 2012

In Tuesday’s (7/17) Singapore Straits Times (subscription required), Akshita Nanda writes, “The Singapore Chinese Orchestra has appointed a resident composer for the first time. For the next two years, veteran musician Law Wai Lun will writes new music for the ensemble, mentor budding composers and act as musical adviser to SCO music director Yeh Tsung. His appointment was announced yesterday at the Singapore Conference Hall. … A graduate of Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music and a noted composer of film scores for Chinese movies in the 1980s, Law has over the last decade become better known for music with a distinct South-east Asian flavor—the so-called ‘Nanyang-style.’ … To attract new audiences, the SCO has revised its Friends of The SCO programme to offer free membership and more discounts, while also launching an online music store via its website, www.sco.com.sg. The store has free and paid audio downloads, while an app for Apple and Android devices, also featuring free music and live updates, goes live on Aug 8.”

Posted July 17, 2012