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SPH Gift of Music goes to Seng Kang! SPH Classical Experience: SSO @ Seng Kang

9 October 2005, Sunday, 6.30pm
Open field infront of Seng Kang CC, opposite Compass Point
Free Admission

3 October 2005, SINGAPORE - Following the success of the SSO at the Park concert on Sept 18 in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival at Botanic Gardens, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra will bring its repertoire of popular classics to the Seng Kang neighbourhood for the very first time this coming Sunday. This is SSO’s second heartland concert after its performance at Toa Payoh Central in August.

Enjoy the lively overture from Glinka´s opera Russlan and Ludmilla and a march from Prokofiev’s opera The Love for Three Oranges. Then immerse yourself in an irresistible lineup which includes the famous Blue Tango by one of America’s greatest composer Leroy Anderson, the popular Chinese tune Endless Love and a captivating selection of Broadway music, as well as movie tunes by Irving Berlin.

The SSO first performed in the SPH Gift of Music series in May when it launched the series with a May Day concert which attracted 6,000 visitors to catch its performance at the new Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage.

Participate in the lucky draw contest at the concert this Sunday and win goodie bags sponsored by SPH and SSO. Goodies include SSO VCDs and SPH notebooks and note pads.

SPH Classical Experience: SSO @ Seng Kang

Performers
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Lim Yau conductor


Programme

GLINKA Russlan and Ludmilla – Overture
PROKOFIEV March´ from The Love for Three Oranges
ANDERSON Blue Tango
SHOSTAKOVICH General Dance´ from the ballet suite The Bolt, Op. 27
王福龄
(WANG FU LING)
Arr. Phoon Yew Tien
不了情 (Endless Love)
BERLIN
Arr. Tomlinson
A Dance Tribute to Irving Berlin
姚敏
(YAO MIN)
Arr. Phoon Yew Tien
月桃花(Peach Flowers)
BORODIN Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor


About the SPH Gift of Music
Since the series launched in May 2005, audiences have been enjoying surprising collaborations, interaction with the performers and fresh Singapore talent performing alongside established acts.

The key partners collaborating with SPH in this Gift of Music series, which ends in April 2006, are the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and a host of individuals and groups representing some of the most recognised names in Singapore music, as well as carefully-selected overseas acts. Apart from the SPH concerts at the Botanic Gardens, SPH will also bring concerts to the community with performances in the heartlands, public areas and parks as part of its outreach efforts to connect with the community.

The concert series is one of many outreach events which SPH supports as part of its broadening community involvement. Each year, the media group contributes to a diverse range of education, arts and culture, community, conservation, sports and charitable projects. SPH was recently named the top corporate giver in Singapore in a survey carried out by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, and has been bestowed the Distinguished Patron of the Arts award every year since 1993.

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For more information, please contact:

Francis Mah
Asst Manager
Corporate Relations
DID: 6319 1028 or mobile: 9697 8208
Email: mahys@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Main board listed Singapore Press Holdings Limited is the leading media company in Singapore, in the print, Internet and broadcasting platforms. It publishes 13 newspapers in the four official languages and about 80 magazine titles. Everyday, 2.8 million individuals, or 88 per cent of the people above 15 years old, read one of the SPH publications. Its Internet Business Unit manages the online editions of SPH’s major newspapers and magazines, which together enjoy over 300 million pageviews a month. SPH also owns a 20% stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40% stake in MediaCorp Press Pte Ltd, which publishes free newspaper Today. SPH operates two entertainment radio channels, UFM 100.3 FM in Chinese and WKRZ 91.3 FM in English, under a joint venture company UnionWorks with NTUC Media, and owns an 80% stake in SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore´s largest LED network media company.