Music flourishes best within a vibrant network of ensembles and schools, and aficionados and dreamers, like the one emerging in Penang.
But music education often takes a backseat to the sciences. A balance must be carved and opportunities created for those who wish to pursue musical careers – to which these passionate few can attest.
It would be difficult to discuss Penang’s classical music scene without mentioning Datuk Woon Wen Kin, founding president of the Penang Symphony Society, established in 1981, and leader of the Penang Symphony Orchestra (PSO), Penang Wind Orchestra (PWO) and Penang Junior Orchestra (PJO).
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