Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Green Symphony Finale




Well done to all the violinist!You simply the best.Group picture with the strings musician after 'A Green Symphony' concert.The concert attended by 1000 strong crowd held in-conjunction with the World Enviroment Day and jointly organised by MCA Youth Selangor, CMG, Pro-Star,Segi University College and Mama Treble Clef Studio.The concert entiltle 'Movie Spectacular' had attracted many music lovers from around Klang Valley.This is some testimonial from the audience.

"I been to many orchestra before but I never felt this excitement before specially the Star Wars theme song, is amazing!Two thumbs up!", said Ms Lai from Damansara.

"A once in a lifetime concert ,world class musician with wonderful theme song", said Mr Hisham Ali from Ampang.

"Normally I went to Orchestra with my wife I feel sleepy but this concert brings me excitement ,you guys have jazz,rock and classical!",said Mr David Lee from Rawang.

"A variety of music that keep the crowd entertain,we enjoy it"- Ms. Azy from Cyberjaya

"Free and easy , a very organised concert with contemporary feel,"-Ms Ling Lee Min from Kuala Selangor

Friday, June 12, 2009

Oskar Musaev singing 'Believe' from The Polar Express Soundtrack


Wonderful voice!Oskar Musaev singing 'Believe' from The Polar Express Soundtrack during 'A Green Symphony' concert in Segi Unversity College recently.The song 'Believe' written by Glen Ballard and Allen Silvestri was nominated for Best Original Song at the 77th Academy awards.It was sung at the 77th Academy Awards show by original performer Josh Groban with Beyonces Knowles.It gained a Grammy Award in 2006.Mr. Oskar, I dont think you sounds like Josh Groban but you sounds better than him with your own style.
For the concert,it ends with a memorable experience when everybody seems to be overwhelmed by the acoustic sounds of the music.I personally feel very touch with the commitment and passion shown by all musicians.My daughter ask me to buy the Phantom of the Opera and Jurassic Park DVD after the concert.You see ,how influential is the music.Music is powerful.Your music had generate positive energy to all people .Your music had brings happiness to all the audience on that night.This the right way ,when everybody let go the ego and enjoy the music.Music belong to each and everyone, nobody has the highest authority nor a power to disrupt or discontinue the music in whatever circumstances.Few second like few hours, remember the movie 'Titanic'? The last part when the ship completely sink?Remember 5 musicians still playing cello and violin untill the last moment and yet giving their best performance to all panic prestige people running upside down?You think this only happen in movie,I don't think so...I think we have this kind of musician out there.A Green Symphony's musician is part of them.Finally, after 3 months of preparation,this concert's over with success.You guys keep up the good work,one day you will become a shinning star.A heartfelt thanks to all who make this happen , Dr Kow, GT.Tan, Allicia Lim, Mayya, Oskar, Eizaz, Kevin Tew, Dato Chia, Wong, William, Buck, Alice Wong, Sook Luan, Jasmine, Mr Tan , Chee Seng, San San , Dato Kayoom , Dato Azhar Mansor, Datin Sarah, Jason Kok, Mandy Kaw, Mr Quah, Mee Ling, Leng Li, Retallick , Zurah and many many more.I salute you.Thank you for your unconditional support towards this concert.Together we make music education accessible to every Malaysian.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Dr Kow Cheong Wei 高祥威 -MCA Selangor Youth Chief as VVIP


Dr Kow Cheong Wei 高祥威 -MCA Selangor Youth Chief


Bugera Tube Head Guitar Amplifier sponsored by Ultimate Music



2008 3 channel reverb tube 4 6l6 4 12ax7's efects loop line out with level 4 button footswitch (clean, crunch, lead, fx loop/boost) interesting that there is a no footswitchable reverb. 120 TUBE watts, clean stays clean no matter how loud you go. Crunch is in the marshall jcm area very usable love the way the tubes break up on this channel very 80's at high gain settings.Lead is way over the top i st the gain around 5.5, 6 and get sustain for days. Good thing is the active eq on the distorted channels makes the amp very versitile ,play lamb of god to Cream between the crunch and the lead, no mesa but also better than any randall, marshall SOLID STATE or peice of crap 6 (line 6) .Bugera is relatively new to the scene and they came strong.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Performance by UM band -摇篮手 (The cradle of the hands)


Performance by UM band -摇篮手 (The cradle of the hands) .They going to jam 2 songs
1.无了不作(None of the no) 2.出走 (Flee, run away) .The band members are Cheong Kar Hui -drummer ,Jason Law- Guitarist and vocal ,Ang Chee Chow-Keyboardist , Hooi Yuan Teng -vocalist.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Stagg Saxophone sponsored by ER Studios


Eb Alto Saxophone w/ high F# key in lightweight, wear-proof nylon soft case featuring: outer compartment for small accessories, w/ pouches for pen & mobile phone - inner compartment for music scoresheets - inner pouch for Walkman/iPod w/ cord port to thread headphones outside - 2 ergonomic, slip-proof S-shaped transport straps w/ zippered cover for protection - Lush, padded interior - Stormflap to protect main zipper against rainfall - Outside reflector holder - Easy-grip rubber zipper pullers - Injection-moulded easy-grip plastic handle - Dim (LxWxD): 610 x 265 x 160 mm / 24 x 10 6/16 x 6 3/16.


A Green Symphony Orchestra presentation

1. STAR WARS, JOHN WILLIAMS (ARR. CHARLES SAYRE)

2. STAR TREK @THROUGH THE YEARS (ARR. By CALVIN CUSTER)

3. JURASSIC PARK , JOHN WILLIAMS (ARR. BY CALVIN CUSTER)

4. SELECTION FROM WEST SIDE STORY (ARR. BY J.MASON) L. BERNSTEIN

5. SELECTION FROM SOUND OF MUSIC,O.HAMMERSTEIN

6. CONCERTO FOR DOUBLE BASS, A.CAPUZZI, Soloist- Dahlia Nazir Neniel
(double bass)

7. MINUTE WALTZ, A.SEROV, Violin duet-Retallick Liu Yi and Wong Lu Ee

8. OBLIVION, A.PIAZZOLA (
ARR.BY M.OLIVARES),
Soloist- Mustaqim Abdullah (trombone)

9. CONCERTO DI ARANJUES, THEME FROM GUITAR CONCERTO, J.RODRIGO Soloist – Eizaz Azhar(saxophone

10. BELIEVE(FROM POLAR EXPRESS), ALAN SILVESTRI , Soloist-
Oskar Musaev

11. I WANT TO SPEND MY LIFETIME LOVING YOU, JAMES HORNER, Duet -
Oskar and Candy

12. MOVIE SPECTACULAR (ARR. BY J.BOCOOK
)

Deputy Education Minister is the VVIP



Good News! Dato Dr. Wee Ka Siong, our very own Deputy Minister of Education of Malaysia has confirmed that he will be attending 'A Green Symphony ' charity concert organised by the MCA Selangor Youth on the 7th of June 2009. We are calling all music lovers and educators throught Malaysia to join us and make this concert a memorable event for everyone. Thank you!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Map to Segi University College

Shure SM58 Mic Sponsored by CMG


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Sonor Force Drum Kit-Sponsored by Mama Treble Clef Studio



The Sonor Force Drum set is designed for intermidiete and beginners taking their first steps into the drum community.12-ply Beechwood Shells (African Bubinga veneer) Hardware included a bass drum tom-mount system, a double tom stand, snare stand, nylon-strap bass drum pedal, hi-hat stand, boom cymbal stand, double cymbal boom stand, straight cymbal stand. The Signature hardware is as heavy-duty as you can find. The stands have a lot of interchangeable parts, and can easily be converted from double-cymbal to cymbal-tom stand, etc. . . All of the mounts are the same so you have numerous configuration options. They have large handles for tightening/loosening. The teeth in the rotating parts of the stands are massive and would be extremely hard to strip or damage. The normal configuration is 14x10 snare, 12x12, 13x13, 14x14, 15x15 toms, 22x20 bass drum. They can have a very powerful, deep sound and tune very well. My typical heads are Evans G2 batters and evans resonant bottoms with a superkick 2 kick head and remo powerstroke 3 resonant on the bass. The snare is snare-side and a remo renaissance ambassador batter.The sound quality of these drums is terrific. They have a very powerful sound and were mainly used by heavy rock bands back in the '80's. The deep, thick shells make for plenty of thunder. They tend to be on the warmer end of the sound spectrum. The configuration doesn't allow for a lot of highs, but mostly mids and low end. Overtones are not a problem on these drums. They tune very easily; trying to get a higher pitch doesn't give great results.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Freeze for the enviroment!Freeze for Green Symphony







The MCA Youth Selangor organized an event called Freeze For Green in conjunction of the Green Environment Day as well as the “A Green Symphony” musical concert that will be coming this June 2009. Special thanks to all Club8858 members that joined us that day, as well as other volunteers that sacrificed their time for this special event. It was a fun day especially I saw people freezing and cannot move, really cute and funny. Thanks to the MCA Youth Selangor Chief - Dato Dr Kow and other committee members that make this event a success. For more information pertaining to MCA Youth Selangor as well as A Green Symphony that will be shown on the 7th June 2009.





Green Symphony Roadshow and public awareness at Jaya 1


A Green Symphony, a musical concert that will be shown this coming 7th June 2009, did a Publicity & Awareness Campaign in Jaya One, Petaling Jaya. The main objective of the campaign is to create awareness to the public about this event. I’m sure the show will be a great show & those who will be joining, will definitely enjoy themselves there.



The campaign was pretty happening & hot yesterday. 8TV crew members also came to make the campaign more merrier with some contest going on in Jaya One and if you win the contest, you’ll get some prizes, cool? Yea, it is..
The performance started by Mdm Mayya Musaeva on keyboard and 2 violinist. Then there was a brass band that played few songs and followed by Mdm Mayya Musaeva by playing the violin. She played superb sound with the violin.



It was indeed a fun & exciting preview with with the musicians. If you’re keen to join the musical concert, do visit the “A Green Symphony” official blog now and get your ticket. The cheapest ticket for the night is only RM10!! The concert will beheld at Segi College, Kota Damansara, 7th June 2009.




Later on, the last performance by Eizaz Azhar and the band made the entire place even high & hot by playing funky & modern music . It was all about musical and the entire lead musician was Eizaz Azhar. He played the saxophone & clarinet yesterday and everyone enjoyed the show.
Article and picture courtesy of Gabriel Lai

Friday, May 15, 2009

A Green Symphony roadshow at Jaya 1

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Performance by the members of the orchestra.This wonderful sound of the tuba,trombone,trumpet makes everybody stand still and enjoy the evening.Well done to all musician!

Green Symphony Roadshow at Jaya1


THE cheering and chattering of the crowd at Jaya One commercial centre in Petaling Jaya took on a romantic mood when soothing strands of violin, guitar and saxophone seeped through the air. A series of sentimental numbers ensued.
The show last Friday was belted out by several members from the National Youth Symphony Orchestra as well as conductor Mayya Musaeva as a prelude to “A Green Symphony”, a concert initiated by members of the Selangor MCA Youth in conjunction with the Environment Week.
The concert to be attended by Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen is slated for June 7, at 6.30pm at the Segi University College Hall in Kota Damansara.
“The main objective of this concert is to showcase our young Malaysian talents in the field of arts and music, and to create awareness among youths the importance of preserving our environment,” said organising chairman Tan Gim Tuan.
Multi-instrumentalist Eizaz Azhar will also be playing solo for jazz and fusion band Funk.
“It is also notable that all individuals involved in this project are below 30 years old,” he added. According to him, apart from the 60-member orchestra, the concert will also feature songstress Candy Cheah who has wowed many with her strong vocal.
Other performances featuring talents in various fields, such as modern dancing, jazz and pop bands, have also been included in the run-up to the concert.
Deputy organising chairman Ray Lee said the concert would be an alternative way to reach out to the masses.
“Many have been said but how many of the messages struck a chord in the hearts of youth? This time around, we let the music do the talking,” he said, adding that the participation of youths in the concert was overwhelming.
For enquiries about the concert, call 019-221 2595, 03- 9543 2201, 03-5541 0814 or visit http://agreensymphony.blogspot.com or email agreensymphony@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Junk jamming T-Square song

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Check out this video for their rehersal for the upcoming concert at Segi University

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Green Symphony Orchestra Profile


The Green Symphony Orchestra consists of many young musicians age from -16-26 ,based in the Klang Valley and is under the baton of Mdm Mayya Musaeva. These talented young individuals will be playing popular orchestral themes from the movies, such as Jurassic Park, Hollywood Blockbusters, Broadway hits such as The Phantom Of The Opera and featuring soloists playing the Double Bass Concerto, Oblivion (trombone) and the Concerto de Aranjuez (alto saxophone).

Monday, May 4, 2009

Candy Cheah and JUNK Performing at "A Green Symphony"



Candy Cheah is a popular Malaysian artist who will be performing at "A Green "Symphony" with the orchestra, singing popular numbers such as "The Phantom Of The Opera" and "I Want To Spend My Lifetime Loving You". Candy Cheah is one of Malaysia's very talented female singers and grabbed the once in a lifetime Gold Medalist for Best New Artiste. Let us all catch her unforgettable performance at "A Green Symphony" on the 7th of June, 2009!



The band JUNK consists of 5 young musicians from different backgrounds, coming together for a shared love of the music they play, jazz-funk - hence the name JUNK. The band enjoys the style of fusion groups such as the Chick Corea Elektric Band, Fourplay, Return To Forever and especially so for Japanese jazz fusion bands particularly T-Square, Casiopea and Dimension. An instrumental group, the band maintains a healthy balance between easy listening, jazz and progressive music, something very few youth bands play. The JUNK lineup consists of:

Siang Xi: Keyboards, Piano
Eizaz Azhar: Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Choong How: Bass Guitar
Brett Lee: Drums & Percussion
David Chin: Electric & Acoustic Guitar

Much is expected from this young band in the future, and keep the fire burning! Catch them in action on these dates:

8th May 2009, 8:30pm - Jaya One Shopping Centre
15th May 2009, 8:30pm - One Utama Shopping Centre
7th June 2009, 7:30pm - SEGi College Kota Damansara (A Green Symphony)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Theme
A Green Symphony Concert

Date
7th June 2009 (Sunday)

Venue
Segi University College, Kota Damansara

Time
6.30pm - 7.30pm (variety of performance)
8.30pm -9.30pm (a green symphony orchestra)

Dress code
smart and casual (no slipper)

Guest of Honour
Dato Dr. Wee Ka Siong
Ticket selling at RM10 per person.For further enquiry please call 03-9543 2201 /03-55410814/ 03-55410884

Friday, April 24, 2009

Green Symphony Commitee Members


The official commitee members for "A Green Symphony' Concert presented MCA Youth Selangor.We are glad to have a very united and commited commitee comprimising musician , graphic designer , divers , politician , businessman , lawyer , photographer , artist manager and many more.We having our weekly commitee meeting at MCA SS3 Petaling Jaya , where we discussing the latest development in this project.Everybody seems to be very excited towards this project and they look so serious in completing their task.We all amazed by their commiments and passion about this project.For all music lovers out there , you are welcome to join us and become our commitee from time to time.for enquiry you can email us or leave a message in the C-Box.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Green Symphony Poster


WoW! Check this out, a very simple and nice poster created by our commitee Wong Chee Shing , Adora Chloe George and Tay Ei Chi.In this recent week, all commitee members having difficulties choosing the design of the banners and posters designed by this three freelance designers.Eventually all is so creative and colourful,very hard to choose.We all amazed by their works.
In this project, we can see some many talented and skillful youngster in Malaysia where is still hidden.We at MCA Youth Selangor will always play an important role to bring out all this talented guys under one roof and groom them to become the future leader in the society.Keep up the good works!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Eizaz Azhar performing during the World Stars Road to Hollywood Reality TV Show




Multi-instrumentalist Eizaz Azhar will be performing for the Green Symphony Concert this upcoming June with the Orkestra Simfoni Remaja and his band, JUNK. Eizaz managed to reach the semi-finals of the Road To Hollywood competition and will be playing a selection of fusion and classical songs during the concert to create awareness for the environment.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Concert Objectives and Programme




































The objective of the Green Symphony concert is simple;

- To create awareness on how our lifestyle is affecting the planet
- To showcase young local talents
- To create an exciting event for the youth of today to enjoy

The concert will be held in SEGi College Kota Damansara from 6:30PM onwards. There will be a variety of different shows ranging from hip-hop dances to local bands and of course the stars of the show, the National Youth Orchestra and its members.

Awareness of the planet and our current living conditions have been spoken of ever since the early 80s, but in recent years this matter has escalated to different level altogether. The facts are simple; 1) there are not enough resources on this planet to sustain continued human growth and increasing quality of life, and 2) If we want to avoid catastrophic war, suffering, and global shortages of energy, we need to start looking to space seriously for solutions.

Global warming is a real threat whatever its causes are. Most say it’s too much CO2 in the air and some say it’s the sun but all in all it's a combination of different factors. Perhaps there are certain things that we can’t control but there are those that we can. One thing we can do is to help spread awareness about global warming. There are many ways to do so and we can start with our own homes. I remember my wife telling our maid not to burn rubber. I keep on telling my kids to recycle what can be recycled. I myself wasn’t spared from being lectured as I remember a good friend calling my attention when I threw a paper airplane and just left it on the ground.

Another good way of spreading awareness is to make use of current events that are either directly or indirectly linked to global warming. One such issue is the current global rice shortage. I personally use it to tell my kids how global warming resulted into drought and eventually into a worldwide diaster. If you want to take things a bit further, you can also start your own earth awareness blog and post your thoughts and ideas there. Blogging is an effective tool in spreading the word worldwide and so we must all use it. Joining online communities is another.

By know, I’m sure you already know that there are many ways to spread global warming awareness. Sometimes it just needs a little imagination and some effort, be it talking to the kids, changing your lifestyle habits or spreading the mesage via a concert.

The Green Symphony project is just that - to create awareness and a better future for our children.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Solo Performers

Clockwise From Left
Conductor: Mdm Mayya Musaeva
Saxophone & Clarinet: Eizaz Azhar
Double Bass: Dahlia Diyana
Violin: Liu-Yi Retallick
Violin: Wong Lu Ee
Trombone: Mustaqim Abdullah

Orchestra Members List

1st Violin
Liu-Yi Retallick(Soloist)(Wong Lu Ee-Concert Master), Phuah Xin Li, Nur Izwani Ismail, Ahmad Munir Mahzair, Nasirah Nur Ibrahim, Azam Fadley Alias, Melody Kan Xuan Yun, Jessica Lim, Corliss Lee Ching Yi

2nd Violin
Dania Munira Che Salman (Principal), Lam Xin Ning, Lina Mustafa Fuzer, Khairul Aziem, Wong Sue Zann, Siti Nur Dalila Zulkifly, Kumuthamalar a/p Sangaran, Tan Wan Qien, Joel Wong U-Joe, Nor Liyana Abd Halim, Joyce Lee, Ayesha Hassan, Wong In Nuen

Viola
Danial Arif Bahar, Radzi Hashim

Cello
Siti Nur Fazlina Zulkifly, Natalie Too Ru Jie, Philene Tan

Double Bass
Dahlia Dayana Ahmad Nazir (Principal), Mohd Azizi Azman, Mohd Fazli Zulkifly

Flute
Derrick Yeow Choon Beng (Principal) Nur Izwana Ismail, Muhammad Faliq Auri

Oboe
Mohamad Khairul Ridzuan Abdullah, Syaiful Rijal Anas Shaid

Clarinet
Eizaz Azhar (Principal), Huzir Shamsul Bahrin, Nadia Siska

Bassoon
Alang Fong Tuen Vern

French Horn
Chong Chiew Han, Illi Diyana Mohd Isa

Trumpet
Umar Aziz, Rozainie Hashim, Sharir Sharis Ismail

Trombone
Mustaqim Abdullah, Tay Kai Yee, Tan Wei Kien

Harp
Sarah Ong Ee Ling

Timpani/Percussion
Kee Poh Choo, Muhammad Farhan Mohd Safiruddin, Mohd Syafieq Zulkarnai

Event Management Committee

The Organizing Committee will be as follows, along with contact number and
e-mail address :

Dr. Kow Cheong Wei -H: 0122972198 E: cheongwei66 at yahoo.com
G.T. Tan - H: 0122106522 E: tangimtuan_gt at hotmail.com
Ray Lee Voon Leong - H: 0192212595 E: rayrocker at yahoo.com
Mr.Kuah - H: 0126250715 E: lianshing at gmail.com
Ms. Mandy - H: 0122818843 E: mandykaw at gmail.com
Mr.Jason Kok - H: 0193300399 E: hckok at yahoo.com
Mr.Tan - H: 0128330809 E: rijiago at yahoo.com
Aaron Log Soon Yik - H: 0123690686 E: alsy_84 at yahoo.com
Wong Chee Shing - H: 0126919573 E: col_conception at yahoo.com
Raven Tay - H: 0122076012 E: raventay at hotmail.com
Danny Cho - H: 0122871003 E: dannycho33 at yahoo.com
Goh Chee Sheng - H: 0166264134 E: cs_goh at yahoo.com
Bryan Lai - H: 0122775512 E: yitsun at hotmail.com
Nicholas Gan - H: 0123208338 E: n3kie at hotmail.com
Victor Yap - H: 0122995945 E: braderkau at hotmail.com
Paul Tan - H: 0123268877 E: pautsp at gmail.com
Perry Tan - H: 0137338383 E: tanyushang at hotmail.com
Michael Choong - H: 017-3545150 E: kahwei at yahoo.com