SSO SUPPORTERS RAISE $1.1 MILLION IN ANNUAL GALA
Supporters of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra came together to raise $1.1 million at the SSO Benefit Dinner on Saturday, 21 April 2018, held at the Ritz Carlton Millenia.
Over 400 guests attended the gala dinner, which included guest-of-honour, Minister Ong Ye Kung. Themed “Fiesta Latina!”, the event featured performances by the SSO with European operatic star bass-baritone Zoltan Nagy thrilling the diners with crowd pleasers like Quizas, Quizas, Quizas and Cielito Lindo. Korean mezzo-soprano Seia Lee also made a special appearance performing Besame Mucho.
Said Mr Goh Yew Lin, Chairman of the Singapore Symphony Group, “All the things we do require certainty of funding over the longer-term: you cannot budget for an orchestra on a year-to-year basis when contracts with artists have to be signed up to 3 years in advance. The government has long been supportive, but for some of the funding, we first need to raise money from private donors like yourselves to unlock their generosity.”
Funds raised will go towards nurturing music talent and staging a variety of concerts, including this month’s theatrical concert Puccini’s La Bohème, featuring an international and Singaporean cast alongside the SSO. Donations also support SSO ticket subsidies for students and children with little access to concert-going experiences.
High resolution photos from the Benefit Dinner are available below. To download, right click to save file. Captions can be found at the foot of each photo.
ABOUT THE SINGAPORE SYMPHONY GROUP
The Singapore Symphony Group manages the flagship Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony Choruses, the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, and the VCHpresents Chamber Music series, the Singapore International Piano Festival and the biennial National Piano & Violin Competition. The Group also represents the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) in Singapore.
The mission of the Group is to create memorable shared experiences with music. Through the SSO and its affiliated performing groups, we spread the love for music, nurture talent and enrich our diverse communities.