Singapore, 25 January 2021 (Monday) – Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) officially launched the Chinese New Year (CNY) 2021 lineup today, which includes concerts, events, and programmes in the month of January and February 2021. Online viewers and audience members who watch live concerts at the Singapore Conference Hall will all be in for a treat!

Prior to this, there was a soft launch on SCO Facebook page and Instagram account on 12 January 2021. We have received positive feedback. SCO thank all for your kind support!

SCO CNY 2021

New year, new look and new event line up!🌸

Look forward to a host of upcoming online and live events in celebration of the

upcoming Lunar New Year across January and February!

Stay tuned to SCO’s Facebook page for more details about each event and concert!


To usher in the year of Ox with a blast, two months’ worth of SCO festive programmes has  officially began on 22 January 2021 (Friday) and will end on the 15th day of CNY (also known as the Lantern Festival) on 26 February 2021 (Saturday).

#DabaoSCO Series

Ushering in a new year of strength and power, the series of CNY 2021 lineup has commenced on 22 January 2021 (Friday). How can Chinese opera, music and animation complement each other? Don’t miss this #DabaoSCO – Chinese Opera Meets Animation video, a co-production with Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts 华艺节 back in 2009, already shared on SCO’s Facebook page.

First launched on 14 February 2020 (Friday), Singapore Chinese Orchestra released a fresh new YouTube playlist #DabaoSCO where you get to “da-bao” (takeaway) full-length SCO concerts, and enjoy concerts at the comfort of your home! This series feature some of the best past SCO Concerts.

The highlight for this #DabaoSCO series will probably be the 5 February 2021 (Friday)’s Rhapsodies of Spring 2020 concert video. Back then, the two-night concert was sold out and a Matinee show was added, due to overwhelming response. SCO collaborated with Mediacorp Radio Capital 95.8FM DJs to present a radio drama titled Eve of the Wedding Day. The drama unfolds on the night before the wedding day, as the family prepares the Chinese traditional combing ceremony for the bride. Also, dubbed Singapore’s Little Teresa Teng, singer Yuan Jin will sing a selection of Teresa Teng’s evergreen songs.

SCO X SCCC talk: Wednesday Waltz: 3-way Music Conversations (New!)

Fresh from the oven - Singapore Chinese Orchestra and Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) will be organising their first intercultural dialogue titled Wednesday Waltz: 3-way Music Conversations.

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This dialogue is an open and respectful exchange of views between individuals and groups belonging to different cultures that leads to a deeper understanding of the other's perception. In each episode, the half-hour long dialogue will aim to introduce a Chinese instrument along with its counterpart in other local culture, discover the similarities and differences between them and bring the audience members on a journey to explore the diversity of the Singapore music scene.

To kick-start the first episode, SCO Pipa musician Zhang Yin and Guest Artist, President of the Oudists Association of Singapore Azrin Abdullah will explain briefly the origins and development of the two instruments, demonstrate the range of scales and unique techniques of the instruments respectively.

This dialogue session Wednesday Waltz: 3-way Music Conversations will be held on 27 January 2021 (Wednesday) 7.30pm, livestreamed on SCO Facebook and SCCC’s Facebook page. It will be conducted primarily in English. This dialogue is supported by National Arts Council, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Tote Board and Temasek Foundation.

吹拉弹打说华乐 series (New!)

Stay tuned to Mediacorp Radio station Capital 95.8 FM for this brand new series titled “吹拉弹打说华乐”, where guests share knowledge of Chinese music and recommend famous pieces.

The series is ongoing and SCO Music Director and musicians will be featured on Mediacorp Radio station Capital 95.8 FM on 31 January, 7 February, 14 February and 21 February 2021 (Every Sunday), 6.15pm.

Ah De’s Music Trivia (阿德音乐小常识)  series (Highlight!)

During this festive period in the month of February, learn about the less known facts about Chinese New Year songs through this new “edutaining” (educational + entertaining) series named Ah De's Music Trivia - 阿德音乐小常识.

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In 4 short videos, SCO Resident Conductor Mr Quek Ling Kiong will dress up as well-loved character Ah De (阿德). He will share more about Chinese music and narrate original creation and background stories of the 4 popular songs: Full of Joy《喜洋洋》、Dance of the Golden Snake《金蛇狂舞》、Gong Xi Gong Xi《恭喜恭喜》、Nocturnal Peace《良宵》. These songs have also been performed by SCO in the past. Each episode is about 2 minutes long. Ah De's Music Trivia - 阿德音乐小常识 series will be shared on SCO’s Facebook and Youtube page on 3, 10, 17 and 24 February 2021 (Every Wednesday).

Rhapsodies of Spring 2021 concert (Highlight!)

Singapore Chinese Orchestra collaborates with Mediacorp Radio Capital 95.8FM DJs yet again, to present this annual favourite Chinese New Year concert Rhapsodies of Spring. Conducted by by SCO Music Director, Tsung Yeh, the Rhapsodies of Spring 2021 concert will no longer be a live concert performance, but broadcasted on various platforms, to bring festive cheers to all - beyond geographical boundaries.

On 12 February 2021 (Friday) 8pm,  Rhapsodies of Spring 2021 concert will be broadcasted on SCO Facebook page, Mediacorp radio CAPITAL 958 and their Facebook page, as well as 8world Entertainment Life Facebook page, 8world Youtube and 8world CNY Microsite. On 19 February 2021 (Friday), 10.30am, Rhapsodies of Spring 2021 concert will be broadcasted on Mediacorp TV Channel 8.

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As usual, SCO will perform festive pieces to welcome the Chinese New Year, which will include audience’s all-time favourite Li Huanzhi’s Spring Festival Overture《春节序曲》, adapted by Sim Boon Yew. To usher in the year of Ox, SCO will perform Gu Guanren’s A Glimpse of Singapore, Movement II: Chinatown (《星岛掠影》第二乐章《牛车水》). SCO suona Associate Principal Chang Le will be presenting Liu Ying’s Happy Lantern Festival《正月十五闹雪灯》, orchestrated by Zhou Zhongkang. Keeping up the momentum, the orchestra will perform energetic renditions of iconic pieces, such as: God of Fortune Blesses the New Year《财神恭喜太平年》, arranged by Liong Kit Yeng, and Georges Bizet’s Carmen Overture《卡门序曲》, rearranged by Peng Xiuwen.

SCO will then round off the programme with festive performance (Director: Judy Ngo, Text: Tung Ka Wai, Music: Law Wai Lun) with Mediacorp Radio Capital 95.8FM DJs Liang Peng 梁萍, Lu Linxuan吕霖轩, Yeow Seng Yong邱胜扬 and Huang Shujun黄淑君, to get audience members in a celebratory mood.

Arts@SBG: NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the Gardens – Music Oasis, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Bandstand (New!)

Bask in the festive atmosphere of the Chinese New Year! Enjoy a wonderful evening in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Bandstand on 21 February 2021 (Sunday), 6pm as five Singapore Chinese Orchestra musicians present beautiful and uplifting tunes.

The five talented SCO musicians, Han Ying (Zhongruan), Ma Huan (Yangqin), Qin Zijing (Erhu), Xu Xuena (Cello), Zhang Yin (Pipa), will bring you an evening of melodious classics and music to welcome the Year of the Ox! Up to 100 audience members will be allowed, with safe management measures in place. More details will be shared closer to date. The concert will be livestreamed on Singapore Chinese Orchestra Facebook page, NParksBuzz Facebook page and NAC Singapore Facebook page, to allow more people to enjoy the music from the comfort of their homes. 

The concert is part of the Arts@SBG NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the Gardens series, organised by the Singapore Botanic Gardens, sponsored by ExxonMobil Asia Pacific and supported by the National Arts Council. Singapore Botanic Gardens is part of the National Arts Council’s Arts and Culture Nodes Network, an island-wide network of arts touchpoints for people to come together to participate in, enjoy and experience the arts close to where they live, work and play.

Melodic Potpourri concert (Highlight!)

As SCO’s final concert this Chinese New Year, SCO Assistant Conductor Moses Gay will pull out all the stops; boasting a set list of classics and evergreen songs guaranteed to get audiences in a celebratory mood. As the title suggests, Melodic Potpourri includes many different popular melodies from different countries and cultures, and the other pieces are CNY and festive pieces that brings festive moods to the people. This concert is designed to send out CNY atmosphere to everyone around the globe.

Melodic Potpourri concert will be held at the SCO Concert Hall on 26 February 2021 (Friday), 8pm. Admission is free. The tickets can be booked online via SISTIC from 8 February 2021 onwards. Also, the concert will be livestreamed on SCO’s Facebook page.

SCO will be performing festive tunes, such as: Full of Joy, composed by Liu Mingyuan; Festive Celebrations, composed by Lo Leung-Fai; Melodic Potpourri《世界名曲荟萃》, rearranged by Sim Boon Yew; Celebrating the New Year《贺新年》, rearranged by Law Wai Lun, and Huang Yijun’s Blossoms under the Full Moon《花好月圆》, arranged by Peng Xiuwen.


SCO warmly welcome all to find some cheer during the two months of festive programmes. Regular updates on all SCO concerts and events can be found on our website and Facebook page. Do stay tuned for more, see you at Singapore Conference Hall and online too!



About Singapore Chinese Orchestra

Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) is Singapore’s only professional Chinese orchestra. Inaugurated in 1997, the orchestra made up of more than 80 musicians took on the twin role of preserving traditional arts and culture and establishing new frontiers through the incorporation of Nanyang music elements in its repertoire. SCO has impressed a broadening audience with its blockbuster presentations and is fast establishing itself among its counterparts around the world. Known for its high performance standards and versatility, the SCO is recognized through invitations to perform at numerous prestigious events locally and internationally. In line with its vision to be a world-renowned people’s orchestra, SCO continues to inspire, educate and communicate through its music.


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Annex A














#DabaoSCO - 
Chinese Opera Meets Animation







SCO X SCCC talk:

Wednesday Waltz: 3-way Music Conversations





Capital Radio 95.8 FM








Ah De’s Music Trivia Episode 1

阿德音乐小常识 #1






#DabaoSCO - 
Rhapsodies of Spring 2020

春花齐放 2020




Capital Radio 95.8 FM








Rhapsodies of Spring 2021

春花齐放 2021




Capital Radio 95.8 FM






Channel 8


Rhapsodies of Spring

春花齐放 2021




Singapore Botanic Garden, Bandstand


Music Oasis





Capital Radio 95.8 FM






SCO Concert Hall
FB Live



Melodic Potpourri



Online 线上 refers to SCO’s Facebook page and Youtube page.


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