An orchestra is the convergence of musical talents playing a diverse and colourful range of instruments, from string to wind and percussion, to produce one coherent piece of music.
The Purple Symphony is perhaps one of the best expressions of what an orchestra is. Founded in 2015 with 83 members aged 4 to 58, it is Singapore’s first musical ensemble celebrating inclusion and diversity by bringing together musicians with and without special needs. They are joined by members of SMU Chinese Orchestra (SMUCO).
We speak to Ng Rui Jun and Wong Jun Ying from SMUCO to find out more about what joining the Purple Symphony means to them.