Let the music do the talking

THE cheering and chattering of the crowd at Jaya One commercial centre in Petaling Jaya took on a romantic mood when soothing strands of violin, guitar and saxophone seeped through the air. A series of sentimental numbers ensued.

The show last Friday was belted out by several members from the National Youth Symphony Orchestra as well as conductor Mayya Musaeva as a prelude to “A Green Symphony”, a concert initiated by members of the Selangor MCA Youth in conjunction with the Environment Week.

The concert to be attended by Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen is slated for June 7, at 6.30pm at the Segi University College Hall in Kota Damansara.

“The main objective of this concert is to showcase our young Malaysian talents in the field of arts and music, and to create awareness among youths the importance of preserving our environment,” said organising chairman Tan Gim Tuan.

Multi-instrumentalist Eizaz Azhar will also be playing solo for jazz and fusion band Funk.

“It is also notable that all individuals involved in this project are below 30 years old,” he added. According to him, apart from the 60-member orchestra, the concert will also feature songstress Candy Cheah who has wowed many with her strong vocal.

Other performances featuring talents in various fields, such as modern dancing, jazz and pop bands, have also been included in the run-up to the concert.

Deputy organising chairman Ray Lee said the concert would be an alternative way to reach out to the masses.

“Many have been said but how many of the messages struck a chord in the hearts of youth? This time around, we let the music do the talking,” he said, adding that the participation of youths in the concert was overwhelming.

For enquiries about the concert, call 019-221 2595, 03- 9543 2201, 03-5541 0814 or visit agreensymphony.blogspot.com or email agreensymphony@gmail.com.