Will the Pandemic Raise Awareness of Penang’s Need for a Proper Concert Hall?

By Cheah Mi Chelle

December 2020 FEATURE
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THE PENANG PHILHARMONIC Orchestra (PPO) held its last publicised concert on March 1 before its plans for the year ahead was forced to be on a momentary interlude due to the MCO imposed on March 18. That was with soloist Foo Mei Yi.The orchestra has had to adapt to the New Normal, holding meetings and conducting rehearsals through platforms like Zoom. Likewise, on its Facebook page, PPO has been profiling its individual musicians and showcasing recordings of short performances.These musicians...

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Cheah Mi Chelle

is a copywriter and a Bachelor’s and Master's graduate in English and Related Literature. A huge fan of sentient robot fiction, she loves volunteering with children and is interested in various topics such as the study of emotions, embodiment, and the relationship between image and text, particularly in comics and graphic novels.