The Kinta Valley Symphonic Society (KVSS)/Malaysian Philharmonic (MPO) Music Camp Project 2013 performed at the National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM) recently. About 25 stroke victims were present as MPO musicians Sun Yuan (viola), Steve Retallick (cello), Chia-Nan Hung and Martijn Noomen (violin) performed the String Quartet No.14 by Mozart.
KVSS, a non-profit organisation in collaboration with the MPO Outreach and Education Division, held the concert for NASAM and the Salvation Army Children’s Home as an effort to spread joy and musical knowledge to the less fortunate through music.
The Music camp project, was opened to members and interested musicians, which saw them having weekly rehearsals, a series of workshops, two outreach programmes, a chamber concert by the MPO musicians and culminated with the ‘Be Spirited Away’ concert on July 20 which played to a full house.
Designed to fine-tune the performing skills of musicians and to attract and recruit new members to increase the size of the Kinta Valley Wind Orchestra (KVWO) and the Perak Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), the music camp was a huge success.