PENANG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PRESENTS

PPO VIRTUAL ACADEMY

Penang Philharmonic Orchestra is excited to launch our very first ‘PPO Virtual Academy’!

Our mission is to foster unity and growth among PPO members, and within the local music community. From January through June, join us in a series of workshops, webinars and master classes featuring renowned conductors and performers who have transformed the face of music on a global scale.

Sessions are open to the public at a nominal fee of RM 10/session; free for PPO musicians.

All are welcome to be a part of this unique opportunity and to experience a shared space of inspiration and motivation.

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AUGUST 2021

A CONVERSATION WITH MALAYSIAN COMPOSERS II WITH KEN HOR & ONN SAN

Join us as we dive into a discussion on various aspects of film scoring and composing for the big screen

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JULY 2021

PLAYING WITH HISTORY: AN EVENING WITH THE WICKED MUSIC PEOPLE

Join the Wicked Music People in an introduction to early music

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JUNE 2021

A Conversation with Malaysian Composers with Dr. Tracy Wong & Vivian Chua

Join Dr. Tracy and Vivian and get a peek into their lives as composers!

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MAY 2021

GETTING TO KNOW OUR MUSICAL HERITAGE WITH SUSANNA SAW

Join Susanna Saw to get to know more about our musical heritage! 

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APRIL 2021

TO JAZZ OR NOT TO JAZZ, HOW TO LISTEN? WITH TAY CHER SIANG

Join Tay Cher Siang for a session of introduction to Jazz!

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MARCH 2021

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE FOR MUSICIANS WITH DR. GOH SHIAN LI - MARCH 7

Join Dr. Goh Shian Li for a session of introduction to Alexander Technique for Musicians!

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MELODY ON PERCUSSION WITH SUN YI - MARCH 28

Join Sun Yi, in exploring melodies on percussion intruments! 

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FIVE DECADES OF SONG: THE YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO SINGING WITH PAUL PHOENIX -

MARCH 21

Join Paul Phoenix, former member of The King's Singers, in exploring five decades of song! 

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FEBRUARY 2021

FUN & CREATIVE MUSICIANSHIP WITH JOKYMBO & JERISON HARPER LEE

Join JoKymbo and Jerison Harper Lee in finding out how to creatively explore approaches to learning, teaching, and performing music!

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INTO THE MIND OF A CONDUCTOR WITH JEBAT KEE

Join Jebat Kee in finding out how and what does an orchestra conductor do, a glimpse into the mind of an orchestra conductor!

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A CONVERSATION WITH PAPAGENA & RINGMASTERS

Join us in conversation with Papagena, a female vocal ensemble from the UK, and Ringmasters, a barbershop quartet from Sweden!

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JANUARY 2021

AN EVENING WITH MARK CARPIO & THE PHILIPPINE MADRIGAL SINGERS

Find out what goes on behind the scenes of one of the world’s most celebrated choirs - The Philippines Madrigal Singers.

 

Hear from their choirmaster, Mark Anthony Carpio on how they continue to build their sublime artistry, passion and commitment to their art.

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PLANNING PRACTICE SESSIONS WITH LOW WEN HONG (LANCE)

Join us as we hear from Lance Low Wen Hong from the Oulu Symphony Orchestra of Finland, who will share on keeping motivated with daily practices, and his experiences with daily practice challenges on Instagram and Facebook.

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