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PostSubject: Using Music to Reach Out   Wed 27 Feb 2008 - 7:28

The New Straits Times 25 Feb 2008

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The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra plans to use music to reach out to children with Down's Syndrome. RADIN SRI GHAZALI takes a look at the workings of the programme.

A child gets enthusiastic with his musical instruments and music undoubtedly can help the human soul.

With this is mind, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) has initiated a programme called Encounter – Discovery & Learning Through Music (an MPO Education and Outreach Programme).

“Encounter” introduces Malaysians of all ages and walks of life to classical music in a lively manner and offers such music ato the less fortunate.

The programme also aims at instilling passion and interest in the younger generation to fulfil their dreams of becoming orchestral musicians and arts performers.
“We do not consider the programme as an act of charity. It is a responsibility that we need to fulfil for the betterment of the society,” said Encounter-MPO Education and Outreach manager, Soraya Mansor during Encounter’s visit to Kiwanis Down’s Syndrome Foundation Centre recently...

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PostSubject: Re: Using Music to Reach Out   Wed 27 Feb 2008 - 19:37

Thanks for that link - one of our very dear friend's family is from Malaysia - in fact at one time his cousin was events manager for MPO - so it was especailly good to read this story - Hannah loves her Uncle R.
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