Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), The Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) and Kedah Chinese Assembly Hall will once again collaborate to organise the Red Sonata Fiesta International Arts Festival 2019 (RSF2019), a Chinese arts and music competition in conjunction with the 36th Malaysia Chinese Cultural Festival.
This was announced by UTP Director of Centre for Student Development Associate Professor Dr Nurlidia Mansor and The Federation of Chinese Association Malaysia Deputy President and The Kedah Chinese Assembly Hall President YBhg Datuk Cheng Lai Hock at a press conference in SJKC Keat Hwa (K) Alor Setar, Kedah recently.
RSF2019 is a yearly event that provides a platform for Chinese orchestra enthusiasts to showcase their talents and skills. Furthermore, it is an avenue to spark and heighten the young generation's interests, especially primary and secondary students, in traditional Chinese music, particularly Chinese Orchestra.
With regards to RSF 2019, UTP would like to invite students from the primary, secondary and higher institutions, as well as the public to participate in the competition. It is divided into three categories namely Dance Competition, Chinese Orchestra Ensemble Competition and Choir Competition. It will be held on 6 – 7 September at various locations in Alor Setar Kedah.
At UTP, students are given various opportunities to participate in sports and cultural activities and performing arts. This is in line with UTP's aim to produce well-rounded graduates, who are not only outstanding in academic but who are also innovative and creative.
One example is the UTP Chinese Orchestra which encourages talented young musicians to explore and share their love of Chinese traditional music. It also seeks to diversify UTP's musical community through orchestral performances and activities.
Through event like RSF2019, UTP's Chinese Orchestra is set to inspire young people to play music together to bridge cultural and musical differences.