MPO Encounter

The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) Education and Outreach Programme (ENCOUNTER) was established in 1999 with the aim of broadening the appeal of classical music and enriching the cultural and intellectual life of Malaysians through various forms of interactive exposure to classical music and educational engagement.

ENCOUNTER features an exciting schedule of activities, which include MPO Schools' Concerts, MPO Family Fun Days and pre-concert events, as well as master classes and workshops by visiting conductors and musicians at the Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS. It also celebrates and showcases talented local composers through its annual Forum for Malaysian Composers. In an effort to nurture and encourage young Malaysian musicians’ passion and appreciation for symphonic music, it provides the ‘stage’ for each musician to receive professional coaching from  the MPO musicians through the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

ENCOUNTER’s community outreach activities take the MPO experience to schools, hospitals and orphanages around the country, bringing classical music to Malaysians from all walks of life.

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