National Symphony Orchestra musicians are bringing classical cheer to PPV centres


National Symphony Orchestra musicians at a recent WTC PPV live performance (from left): Joey Young (violin), Zaleelah Borhan (violin), Koay Paik Hoon (viola), Chia E Man (cello). Photo: NSO

If world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma could put on an impromptu classical concert in a waiting room at a vaccine centre in the United States earlier this year, it shows you that classical music can be as spontaneous and accessible as any other music genre.

To lift spirits and to inject a bit of song into a decidedly unmusical outing, a few homegrown classical musicians have picked up their instruments and joined the fight against Covid-19. They have been making their rounds at various vaccination centres (PPV) in recent weeks, including at the WTC PPV in Kuala Lumpur.

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