This Chinese New Year, the SMU Chinese Orchestra will be presenting a rat-themed concert, in celebration of the Chinese Year of the Rat. Recounting the common legend of how the rat outwitted the ox to become the first animal in the Chinese Zodiac, SMUCO will be performing classic pieces such as Marriage of the Lady and Ushering The Spring By The Golden Rat.
About SMU Chinese Orchestra
Since its inception in 2009, the SMU Chinese Orchestra strives to be a unique orchestra of excellence under the baton of Quek Ling Kiong, assisted by Heng Xiangle. The orchestra distinguishes itself through cross-disciplinary works and creative programming including a radio show, and collaborations with wushu practitioners, calligraphers and magicians over the years in its performances. In 2014, SMUCO won the Highest Gold Award in the International Chinese Instrumental Music Arts Festival in Taipei.