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Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra holding fifth anniversary celebratory concert at Victoria Concert Hall on Aug 30

Singapore’s 2021 Cultural Medallion recipient, Rahimah Rahim, will be part of the performance line-up.

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Published: 24 June 2022, 11:59 AM

In celebration of its fifth anniversary, the Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra (ACSO) — a volunteer orchestra that champions Asian cultural music and symphonic works — will host a concert at the Victoria Concert Hall on Aug 30. 

Known for providing an avenue for musicians to explore uncommon Asian symphonic music, ACSO has remained active during the last two years despite the pandemic, pushing out performances such as ACSO with You Anywhere and Everywhere.

“Now that we are able to come back in larger and fuller settings, we hope to use this opportunity to celebrate a little milestone of ours, our fifth anniversary, with the hope for many years to come thereafter,” said ACSO in its press release. 

The celebratory concert will see ACSO musicians performing commissioned concertos by acclaimed local composers, Edmund Song, Wang Chen Wei and Eric Watson. 

Singapore’s celebrated instrumentalists like Govin Tan, Ralph Emannuel Lin, Yvonne Tay, Niranjan Pandian, Jacky Ng and Azrin Abdullah will be part of the line-up as well. 

Rahimah Rahim — Singapore’s 2021 Cultural Medallion recipient — will also return with ACSO to serenade the audience. 

ACSO added that it has created a space for local conductors, composers and soloists to experiment and craft pieces that are distinctly Asian or Singaporean.

“These experiments and dialogues are essential for the growth of these musicians and the entire music scene,” it said.

Tickets cost $28 and can be purchased online

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