Bittersweet symphony: MPO survival strategies point to a major overhaul in 2022


The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra seen in a handout publicity image taken at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: MPO

The pandemic doesn't discriminate. The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), with the state-owned oil and gas company Petronas as its main benefactor, is being forced to rethink its operations strategies to meet the challenges of a turbulent economic and social landscape.

“The persistent and unprecedented challenging market conditions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic have made it necessary for the MPO to re-evaluate its business model to remain relevant and viable in the long run, adapting to the changing times and more importantly to the requirements of its audiences, ” read an MPO official statement, released today.

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