The Kinta Valley Symphonic Society (KVSS) has a new studio.
Located on the 2nd floor at 158 Jalan Sultan Idris Shah it has been the location where its two orchestras, the Kinta Valley Wind Orchestra (KVWO) and the Perak Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), have been holding their practices since January this year.The KVSS was founded in 2010 with a grant from the SiWu Education Trust Fund which enabled it to purchase instruments to start KVWO, the first and only community wind orchestra, or symphonic band, in Perak.
Its Music Director is the talented Eugene Pook (pic, standing 2nd from right) who has grown the orchestras in size, versatility and quality and has given Ipohites such presentations as “New Worlds, New Beginnings” held last August.
The Society currently has 120 active members and due to its growth, the previously rented premises ran out of space.Work on the new studio started last December and selected materials were used to enhance the acoustics. The studio renovation cost RM40K and was part sponsored by Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad.
The shift to the new studio is another milestone in the progress of the Society which hopefully will provide music education for the community and in turn recruit new musicians.
Those interested to become part of the orchestras or wish to make contributions may call 010-565 0412.