On August 21, 2013, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), under the direction of Associate Conductor Joshua Tan, gave its debut concert at the newly opened ITE College Central’s campus in Ang Mo Kio. “It was a pleasure hosting the SSO at ITE HQ & College Central. This is very much in line with ITE’s “authentic learning” pedagogical approach,” said Dr Ang Kiam Wee, Principal of ITE College Central.
Two days later, performing in front of an audience of 500, the SSO also entertained Dunman High School students and faculty performing well known classical pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Stravinsky.
The SSO Campus concerts, funded by Temasek Education Foundation, are open to the public free of charge, and are part of efforts to make classical music readily available to the youth and the wider community. “The SSO’s campus concerts in Dunman High School expose our students to quality art presentations. We hold such concerts on Friday evenings, so that they can enjoy popular classical pieces, as the weekend approaches “said Mr Kevin Gan, Vice-Principal of Dunman High School.