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RTM Orchestra Performs in UMS

RTM UMS Outreach ProgramTHURSDAY, 18 JUNE – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) through Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage (FKSW) under the Music Programme in collaboration with Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) Kuala Lumpur and Sabah will hold a workshop on 25-27 June.

The collaboration will feature teaching staff consisting six professionals from RTM Orchestra Angkasapuri Kuala Lumpur, four musicians from Kombo RTM Sabah, two UMS alumni with vast experience in the field of music who will impart invaluable knowledge to participants of the workshop.

The inaugural workshop which will be held at UMS will highlight a number of instruments such as the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, electric guitar, drums, violin, viola, cello, double bass.

According to the Head of Music Programme FKSW UMS cum Workshop Coordinator, Roslee Hj. Wahid, such programme is a rare opportunity and golden opportunity for musicians, especially students in music and local musicians.

“UMS had before this collaborated with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) in organising such programmes, but the concerns from MPO management with regard to the recent earthquake had resulted in their sudden decision to withdraw from performing in this concert. However, with a lot of efforts put forward, ultimately UMS manage to get RTM to jointly work together towards the success of organising this Orchestra Workshop this time,” he said.

“I would like to thank Dato’ Mokhzani who had helped in signing up the top musicians of RTM Orchestra KL and RTM Sabah to jointly ensure the success of this workshop in realising the aspirations of Music Programme of FKSW and not to disappoint the expectations of our participants,” he added.

The public is also invited to the concert which will feature performances by students of the Music Programme of FKSW UMS and the combination of workshop participants under the supervision of the Director of RTM Music, YBhg. Dato’ Mokhzani Ismail, throughout the workshop.

In addition to the orchestra, contemporary Gamelan music presentation and the choir group will also be making a presentation at the concert which will be held at the Dewan Resital (Recital Hall) UMS.

For musicians who would like to participate in the workshop, please contact Syuwari (013-8507712) and Jenn (011-23680198) as soon as possible. – ZMD (fl)

Source: FKSW

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