4,000 miles apart, two orchestras unite in concertOrchestras
The Melbourne and Singapore symphony orchestras will give a joint concert on August 6, Singapore’s independence day.
The two orchestras, conducted by Brett Kelly in Melbourne and Joshua Tan in Singapore, will perform Lumen Prime Aurore, a new partner piece by Australian composer Mary Finsterer.
Sophie Galaise, Melbourne’s Managing Director, said: ‘Regardless of distance or the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, it is essential that we maintain connections with our colleagues from around the world. Together, the Melbourne and Singapore symphony orchestras celebrate our friendship, share in the unifying power of music, and provide uplifting moments of joy that defy boundaries.’
Chng Hak-Peng, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Symphony Group said: ‘We are excited to produce another cross-border digital production between the two orchestras. Even if the pandemic prevents any live interactions, this digital collaboration is the two orchestras’ way of staying connected with each other and with our audiences.’