This was the first time I heard the National University of Singapore Chinese Orchestra (NUSCO) perform in concert, and am very impressed by what the students have achieved. This runs alongside the accomplishments of the other NUS ensembles that I am more familiar with (namely the Yong Siew Toh performing groups, the NUS Symphony Orchestra and NUS Guitar Ensemble). If anything, it makes me very proud to be an alumus of this august institution.
Under conductor Lum Yan Sing, the orchestra produced a terrific sound, and even if it does not approximate the lofty reaches of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, there is much to be proud of. This very well programmed concert was lit up by the presence of three excellent young soloists, whose virtuosity added to the lustre of the evening. I hope to hear more from this very promising young orchestra.
|Someone suggested this caption to me: Paganini in pyjamas!|