Friday, March 13, 2009

How Ironic?

I just came back from a symphony concert at the majestic Petronas Philharmonic Hall, presented by the MPO, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. 

The MALAYSIAN Philharmonic Orchestra. But I could hardly pick a handful of Malaysian musicians in there. It is not a stretch to say that 90% of the orchestra are foreigners. They are called the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Now isn't that ironic?

Then again, how many Malaysian kids get to pursue symphony music as a career and be a part of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, or any orchestra?

Perhaps they should call themselves the Malaysian INTERNATIONAL Philharmonic Orchestra.

Great show nonetheless.


Celestial_star said...


Boonsky said...

Long road ahead before we get the true Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. We'll get there one day.