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Preview: SNYO Pre-Tour Concert – Journey of Friendship by Singapore Symphony Orchestra


Prior to their concert tour to Guangzhou and Hong Kong, the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) will treat our local audiences to their tour programme this December at the Esplanade!

Conducted by SNYO Principal Guest Conductor Peter Stark (set to take up an appointment as Special Term Professor to the Zhejiang Conservatory in Hangzhou in 2019). the concert opens with the world premiere performance of Bloom by young Singaporean composer Lee Jia Yi, newly commissioned by the SNYO. The programme will also feature Elgar’s signature Enigma Variations, alongside Arutiunian’s thrilling trumpet concerto. Considered one of the most popular trumpet concertos of the 20th century, it will be performed by world-renowned trumpeter Pacho Flores.

Flores, who was trained in the ground-breaking Venezuelan System of Youth and Children Orchestras (El Sistema), has received top recognition for his versatile performances, recitals, and recordings as a soloist. He has held the Leading Trumpet position in the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Saito Kinen Orchestra from Japan, and the Symphony Orchestra of Miami, under the musical direction of several renowned Maestros. Pacho is also the Founding Director of the Latin-American Trumpet Academy in Venezuela where he fosters a promising generation of young talents, and is a Deutsche Grammophon exclusive artist.

Come catch the orchestral stars of tomorrow come December as they showcase their talents at the Esplanade Concert Hall.

SNYO Pre-Tour Concert – Journey of Friendship plays on 6th December 2018 at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Tickets available from SISTIC


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