Sunday, September 23, 2012

Expressions (Part 2)

Expressions - Moving Souls in Symphony,  a concert with fusion of orchestra & dance was successfully held on 21 September 2012 with the aid and support from the organising team, sponsors, dance clubs and of course, guest players!

No no, it's a misconception when people thought that we (TUSO) are music students.
As a matter of fact, there's no music faculty in Taylor's University while all of us are studying courses e.g. business, mass communication, pre-u, architecture, tourism and hospitality and so on.
It is not easy to gather music enthusiasts (especially orchestra players) from Taylor's to form a orchestra.
Therefore, I've personally invited a few guest players in enhancing the orchestra.
Take a glimpse into the world behind the scenes in order to acknowledge the many professionals who played indispensable roles in the successful completion of this concert and they are (names are arranged in random manner):

(from left) Faris, me, Andrew & Wei Han

Andrew Ng Wen Hao
Violin soloist of the night who plays the Carmen Fantasy
If you are a MPO/ MPYO concert go-er, you may be able to recognise him  :)
Ah yes, he is brother of James Ng, the principal cellist of MPYO.
Needless to say, be amazed by his profile (flip to page 12!) as shown in the programme booklet.
They are music prodigies!

 (from right) Liko & How Keen

Yong How Keen
Professional oboist from RTM Orchestra
You may often see him playing in RTM Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), KLPac Symphonic Band, MPYO too.
Ah ha, he's one of the founding members of High Winds Ensemble from MPO and a music lecturer from UiTM.
Besides, he's a reed maker in which many local oboists are highly-sought after.
Some people are indeed, so surprised that he was playing with us in the concert!
We're honoured to have him regardless of his uber hectic schedule.

Faris Romzy
Principal French Horn player from UiTM Orchestra and National Youth Symphony Orchestra.
He's also a full time music student from UiTM who plays in KLPac Symphonic Band, KLPac Orchestra and Istana Budaya too.

Aizat Adli
Violist from UiTM orchestra
President of La Bella Orchestra

Nigel Ang Zhou Tien
Violist and violinist from Sunway University Ensemble (SUE) and SPO
One of the founding members from KLPac Orchestra who teaches violin and viola
Actively engage in TUSO's funtions since last year

Gerald Lim Fang Jun
Flautist from KLPac Symphonic Band who learns flute with Mr Takahisa Ota
Ah yes, he was the one being interviewed on behalf of KLPac Symphonic Band and played the solo piece on NTV7 on the first day where he came to our rehearsal.


Arthur Lam
Principal Double Bassist from Selangor Philharmoinc Orchestra
Appreciate for spending time with us regardless of having a very tight working schedule and your guidance on playing double bass.
Feel so sorry after knowing your double bass was hit by the door at Taylor's :(

Yap Sheac Yee
French Horn player from PJ Philharmoinc Orchestra


Chris Wong Ken Lun
Principal Euphonium player from KLPac Symphonic Band
Helped us in last year's concert as a Tuba player


(from left) Chun Yeen, Ken Lynn, Kyle, me & Ailee

Kyle Low Kyle Yi
Cellist from Selangor Phiharmonic Orchestra (SPO)

Lee Ken Lynn
Cellist from SPO and PJ Philharmonic Orchestra
A music teacher who teaches violin and cello

Karen Lock May Yin
Violinist from MPYO, SUE and SPO
She's also a FTCL holder who teaches piano and violin
Helped us during last year's concert too

Chan Chun Yeen
Cellist from SPO and SUE

Yoo Ai Lee
Violinist from SPO and SUE who teaches violin
Ex-president of SUE, helped us in last year's concert as well

Diane Sim
Violinist from SUE who teaches violin
Thank you for spending time with us before leaving to UK and helped us once again in this concert


Robin Kim Seong Shik
A very committed and good violinist from Monash University
Joined TUSO since the very first practice of TUSO in 2012 (not for concert rehearsal!)

Phua Kien Han
Violinist from SUE who teaches violin too
Actively engage in TUSO's functions since last year
 
Low Young Pin
Violist from SPO


beloved guest players & Sunny (founder + conductor + ex-president)

Indeed, I'm very grateful to have all of you in making essential contributions for the success of this concert.
Some even shared your thoughts and gave suggestions on improving not only on the music playing, setting up and even managing the orchestra.
It's a blessing to be friend with all of you.
Debts are not usually very pleasant, but I am delighted to acknowledge all that I owe to all of you.
Thanks for your guidance and particiption!
 

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