MESSAGE FROM THE PATRON

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It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP) 2019 Season, home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO).

This season we continue to look forward to exciting performances by local and international artists as well as by our own MPO.

Firstly, I would like to congratulate Sareen bin Risham on his appointment as the new DFP and MPO Chief Executive Officer. I believe under his leadership and guidance, both DFP and MPO would be able to continue growing and enriching lives through music.

Over the years, DFP and MPO has elevated the appreciation of classical music by creating an alternative entertainment for Malaysians which appeals to all age groups and musical tastes. Through its various activities under the Education & Outreach Programme (ENCOUNTER), the MPO has been able to give back by making classical music accessible to all walks of life. Furthermore, the establishment of the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) reflects the MPO’s continuous commitment in nurturing young local talents.

I especially would like to thank our main donor PETRONAS, our sponsors, partners and concert patrons for their continuing support of DFP and the MPO.

Let us all continue to enjoy the beauty of music and splendid performances at DFP!

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