It seemed like forever had past since my last encounter with Mozart at the MPO. This time, I want to highlight this show The Mermaid, based on one of the most well loved literature, The Little Mermaid. I think this will be quite a light and good one for those who has never been to the orchestra. Why not give it a try on one of the two dates?
Zemlinsky’s Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid) was based by Han Christian Andersen’s fairytale ‘The Little Mermaid’, one of 170 stories from a collection that ranks among the finest achievements in world literature. It is a story of an aquatic creature who longs to acquire a human soul. Her bronze statue, perched on a rock in Copenhagen’s waterfront, has become Denmark’s best known icon.
|The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will present great masterpieces in concerts scheduled on Friday, 4 March 2016 and Saturday, 5 March 2016 at 8.30 p.m. at Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP), KLCC.|
Under the baton of Japanese conductor Kazuki Yamada, the MPO will enthrall its audience with Brahms’ Serenade No.2 in A, a relaxed and intimate world of genial sentiments and warm sonorities, first performed in 1860 by the Hamburg Philharmonic.
Also included in the repertoire list is Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E flat, written in 1796 as a vehicle for a Viennese trumpeter, providing greater freedom in melodic writing for this instrument. For this work, the MPO will collaborate with trumpeter Pacho Flores who is a first-prize winner at prestigious international competitions. Recognized for his outstanding performances and recordings that span all music genres, he has appeared with Osaka Philharmonic, Venezuelan Simon Bolivar Brass Quintet, and the Miami and Tokyo Symphonies. Among the luminaries that he has performed with include Seiji Ozawa, Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle and Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.
Flores will next present an eclectic recital on Sunday, 6 March 2016 at 3.00 p.m., embracing music by ten composers from five countries such as Belgian Charlier, Spanish Pedro, Russian Goedicke, Uruguayan Crespo and Venezuelan Baez, among others.
Friday, 4 March 2016 and Saturday, 5 March 2016 at 8.30 p.m. (with MPO)
Sunday, 6 March 2016 at 3.00 p.m. (recital)
Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS
PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC
Orchestra / Conductor / Soloist
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Kazuki Yamada conductor
Pacho Flores trumpet
Ticket Prices (MPO)
Premium: RM150, A Reserve: RM120, B Reserve: RM90, C Reserve: RM60
Ticket Prices (recital)
RM70 & RM50
Box Office Hours
Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m., 9.00 p.m. on performance nights
Sundays: 12.00 noon to performance time (Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays except when a performance is scheduled)
Telephone Bookings: 03-23317007 Fax Bookings: 03-23317077
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