WATCH: Stirring 'Sejahtera Malaysia' by National Symphony Orchestra wind quintet

National arts institution Istana Budaya - which remains shut due to pandemic restrictions - is rolling out a daily online programme to get the celebratory mood going for Merdeka Day on Aug 31.

The Semarak Merdeka Istana Budaya 2021 programme gathers the Istana Budaya community in a spontaneous setting, with musicians/performers recording works remotely. The series features spirited online performances from members of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia, while archival shows remind us of how much on-site performances are missed.

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