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An evening with the Bugs

I am feeling kinda 'cultured' recently. I have been to quite a few performances for the past few weeks, Titiwangsa and Jalan Impian the week before and this week, the ISCA/YA concert and on Sunday, I went to a music school recital.

I must confess I was a little apprehensive before I went but I left the place thoroughly entertained. It was Melvyn Lau who invited me to the concert. Little did I know, he conducted the orchestra.

The concert began with the Orchestra 2, which comprises of mostly the little ones. When I say little I mean LITTLE. They are as young as 5! Wait, wait...............I think I gotta go back a little.

Shannon came to pick me up to go to Securities Commission for the concert. I have never been in his car before. Never been as like with him driving. All I can say is, being in his car is as exciting as being in Julian's car. ( further elaboration will be provided upon request)

Back to the concert. It was called Concert with the Bugs or Concert of the Bugs, well, something like that. The reason they named it Bugs was because it featured entirely of The Beatle's songs. They were specially rearranged by Melvyn's teacher, Vivian Chua.

In Orchestra 2 ( the little people orchestra ) the audience was specially delighted with a very tiny cellist. He must be about 5 or 6 years of age. His cello is of the tinier size. When he finished, he had to carry his own special lower stool off-stage. The double bass was played by this boy approximately 10 years of age. He had to sit on a bar stool to be able to play his instrument.

We later found out that most of these children in the orchestra are actually playing their 2nd instrument. That means, they are already quite proficient with one instrument and this is their 2nd one of which they are going to master. Yup, there are a lot of talented, musical young people here in Malaysia.

Melvyn took the conductor baton like a pro. One can see music flowing through his body. I certainly hope this is not going to be his only time at conducting. But I think he may have to hang up his baton for a bit to concentrate on his coming STPM at the end of the year. Perhaps after that, he may consider starting an orchestra in Metro.

Reader Comments (1)

Yeah I totally agree wif u, go Melvin, If u r reading this... ;)
July 29, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterbenkenobikl

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