Penang Philharmonic was established in 2008 where dedicated music students combine to perform challenging repertoire. The orchestra strives to build a community that enhances the standard of classical music in Penang. Supported by the State Government, the orchestra today is 80 strong, while the chorus has 40 members. The orchestra rehearses weekly and performs a diverse selection of repertoire drawn from over 350 years of symphonic literature. Each year PPO performs about three to four main concerts that feature visiting conductors of high caliber. As well as many smaller chamber performances. PPO is an outlet for Penang’s musically gifted to continue to cultivate their devotion to their art. In addition to ticket sales, PPO rely on the support and generosity of our audience, volunteers, and community partners to ensure that we have the financial resources to present artistically excellent concerts.