Brunei Music Society
The Brunei Music Society is a voluntary group arranging public concerts by performing musicians and supporting the development of musical activities in Brunei Darussalam.
Types of programme and performers
The concerts are mainly of Western classical music performed by visiting artists. However concerts of Asian music and modern light Western music are also presented, and a "young musicians of Brunei" concert held in most years. (A full archive of past concerts is available on the society's website.) Performances are usually held in the Orchid Garden hotel in Bandar Seri Begawan (the capital), but it is sometimes possible to arrange a second concert at the Panaga Club, in Seria, the oil-production area (Brunei Shell) in the West of Brunei.
Accommodation and transportation for artists
Accommodation is arranged in the hotel where performances are held, and members of the committee host the visiting artists, offering them an opportunity to visit the interesting sights of the country, and, if time permits, explore the pristine tropical rainforest. Artists who wish to may also visit local schools to perform or to conduct master classes.
The society arranges transportation for artists coming into Brunei, usually with the assistance of local businesses, regional airlines and/or the Embassy of the artist's home country. Artists interested in performing are encouraged to contact the concert organiser, using the updated email address on the website.
Residents of Brunei can become members of the society, to get priority booking and be informed of upcoming activities by email. Contact with the membership secretary is available on the society's website. Brunei Music Society