By Abdul Razak Hussin
Pix by Abd Raai Osman
BANGI, 28 Nov. 2011 - Students who took part in an Orchestra Workshop for Public Institutions of Higher Learning (IPTA) showed their musical playing talents at an orchestra presentation at the Chancellor Tun Abdul Razak Hall at the UKM campus here today.
The orchestra presentation was conducted by Senior Fellow UKM, Dato’ (Dr) Johari Salleh and Mohd Adzan Mohd Fadzil, an officer from UKM Cultural Centre. The students joined up with a number of musicians from the RTM Orchestra and wowed the audience with their prowess.
The IPTA Orchestra Workshop which began on Thursday ending last Sunday was organised under the RTM Rhythm Programme with the cooperation of the Malaysian Universities Culture Council (MAKUM). It was held to discover and promote students’ creativity in playing musical instruments.
Participant at the workshop which was also conducted by Dato’ Johari were guided on the intricacies and techniques of playing musical instruments used in an orchestra presentation. Participants were drawn from students who know how to play musical instruments that are used in an orchestra.
Among those who attended the concert were UKM Vice Chancellor, Prof Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin, Chairman of MAKUM, Prof Mohd Fadzil Abdul Rahman; Deputy Vice Chancellor of Sultan Idris Educational University (UPSI), Dato’ Paduka Dr Junaidi Abu Bakar and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students’ and Alumni Affairs) UKM, Prof Ir Dr Othman A Karim.