The Selangor Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is a professional orchestra in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. The orchestra serves as a platform for Malaysia’s accomplished professional classical musicians, showcasing the accumulated growth of the Malaysian classical music scene. The founder of the SSO is Eugene Pook, who is also Music Director and Conductor.
The SSO gathers the most accomplished Malaysian musicians, forming the majority of around 80 musicians, to partake in its music making, with the aim of giving back to the community that helped the musicians flourish. The SSO is very honoured to have the support of YAM Tengku Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah to be its Royal Patron.
The annual season calendar of the SSO consists of a few full orchestra concerts, chamber music series, and education and outreach projects. The SSO aims to perform the core orchestral repertoires, all music is carefully selected by its music director & conductor to accommodate today’s discerning public in order to appeal to audiences from all walks of life. The SSO will also price its tickets at a most affordable level; the goal is to reach out to as many audiences as possible.
The SSO is registered independently as a non-profit organization: “Selangor Symphonic Society” under the laws and regulations of ROS, Malaysia. A group of committee and orchestra management govern the orchestra’ administrative and operation.
President : Dempsey Fernandez
Vice President : David Loh
Hon Secretary: Seck Wai Khen
Treasurer : Ng Pei Wen
Committee: Oh Teik Chye
Committee : Eugene Pook
Orchestra General Manager : Norman Ismail
Orchestra Personnel Manager : Mervyn Peters
Orchestra Librarian : Chong Koi Min