Explore how music is made through these events. Each session covers aspects such as the composing process, the conductor’s interpretation and the musician’s artistry input. These varied Music Appreciation sessions are intended to entertain, inform and deepen appreciation of classical music, music-making as well as offering a unique opportunity to interact with the presenters.

25 November 2017
2.30pm – 4.00pm

Mesmerizing by the sound of Liu Qin and Sape’

Chua Bee Lin
Liu Qin

Rosemary Colony Joel

The Liu Qin is a four-stringed Chinese mandolin with a pear-shaped body. It is small in size, almost a miniature copy of another Chinese plucked musical instrument, the pipa. The range of its voice is much higher than the pipa. Chua Bee Lin, Liuqin soloist performer will present to you the basic skill and techniques in playing Liu Qin and she will perform few numbers of Liu Qin repertoire composed by her maestro in China, Wang HuiRan and Wang HongYi.

Sape’, one of the wonder originated from Borneo Island. Falls under boat lute classification, its look quite similar to guitar. However its feels, way of playing and the organologically are much different. Sape’ produce soul music. The music reminds us of our rainforest peaceful serenity. Rosemary is one of the Kl Sape’ collective member and has her own group named ‘Ilu Leto’ – its means We’re the Ladies. Recently, they perform at the Rainforest World Music Festival at Santubung, Kuching year 2017. She will tell the history of Sape’ and also showcase some of the basic technique in playing Sape’ with some traditional songs along with it.

3 February 2018
2.30pm – 4.00pm

Discovering GuZheng – The Chinese Zither

Heng Xi Ying

GuZheng, a 21 strings Chinese Zither, one of the ancient chinese plucked instrument with a history of over 2500 years. Sara Heng, GuZheng master graduated from Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, will perform several numbers from traditional to contemporary. Throughout the performance and workshop, you will be introduced the history, techniques and the versatility of GuZheng!

31 March 2018
2.30pm – 4.00pm

Middle Eastern Maqam

Raja Zulkarnain Raja Mohd Yusof

Bring your instrument (any!) and learn to play Middle Eastern music, based on the melodic concept of Maqam. The workshop will introduce Maqam theory and scales, principles of improvisation, typical rhythms and ensemble pieces arranged for the group selected from Arabic music repertoire. Raja Zulkarnain, a writer of an Award Winning Book GAMBUS Spesifikasi dan Cara Bermain. He specializes in the Gambus (Arabic Lute) and Middle Eastern music.

Admission Fee:
RM10 per person for public.

For school groups, please call the Encounter Hotline. Individual bookings may be made at the Box Office.

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+603-2331 7007

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+603-2331 9298/9176