Music is the universal language which offers a common bond among all people. It evokes emotions and rekindles vibrant memories. Music allows us to celebrate and preserve our cultural heritage and to explore the realms of our imagination, expression and creativity, resulting in a higher level of awareness and perception.
At the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) our Encounter outreach activities focus on helping the wider community to appreciate and enjoy classical music.
As part of Encounter’s most established and successful programmes, the MPO musicians continue to visit secondary schools, colleges and universities to share their love of music with the young and young-at-heart through live performances and demonstrations.
The MPO community outreach programme offers short informal recitals and special music presentations to community groups and institutions such as hospitals, orphanages, senior citizens’ homes, community centres, centres for the disabled and rehabilitation centres.
Workshops and masterclasses
Gain a better understanding of how music is performed and interpreted at the Encounter masterclasses and workshops. These specially organised activities bring you face to face with some eminent musicians – both visiting artists and the MPO principals – who share their experience, knowledge and technique.
Explore how music is made through these events. Each session covers aspects such as the composing process, the conductor’s interpretation and the musician’s artistry input. These varied Music Appreciation sessions are intended to entertain, inform and deepen appreciation of classical music, music-making as well as offering a unique opportunity to interact with the presenters.
Here’s a perfect opportunity for you to see conductor, soloist and orchestra in action in a genuine concert rehearsal. These rehearsals are intended for secondary school and college students.