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Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

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2013|14

Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS


Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP) is home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) and is Malaysias concert hall devoted specifically to classical music. Located in the PETRONAS Twin Towers, it was officially opened on 17th August 1998 by the patron of the MPO, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Haji Mohd Ali and former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Designed by Cesar Pelli, the hall takes its inspiration from the traditional shoe-box shape of the great 19th century European concert halls with the magnificent Klais Pipe Organ providing a spectacular backdrop to the halls stage and platform. The hall seats 920, which includes box seats, 20 luxurious corporate suites and a royal suite. Acoustics experts Kirkegaard and Associates have incorporated unique acoustical devices into the design to maximize the halls natural qualities, leading Yuri Temirkanov, Chief Conductor of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, to remark that its beautiful, the sound is warm, woody and kind its one of the best halls Ive played in. Celebrating its 15th Anniversary this 17th August 2013, DFP plays an integral part in the music and cultural landscape of Malaysia and the city of Kuala Lumpur. It attracts audiences and continues to enthrall listeners as it has done since the day it first opened its doors. In addition to stimulating and enriching concerts by the MPO, DFP has hosted some of the worlds leading artists and orchestras. These include the legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, conductors Lorin Maazel, Sir Neville Marriner, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Sir Andrew Davis and Yehudi Menuhin. World renowned orchestras that have performed in this beautiful hall include the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, BBC Symphony, Vienna Symphony, Sydney Symphony and NHK Symphony. As a chamber music venue, DFP has also attracted such eminent ensembles as the Belcea Quartet and Shanghai Quartet. Beyond classical music, DFP has hosted such prominent artists as Harry Connick Jr, the Count Basie Orchestra, Yellowjackets, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Pink Martini, Gotan Project and sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar. In addition, Malaysian artists including Tan Sri S M Salim, Dato Sheila Majid, Dato M. Nasir and Dato Siti Nurhaliza have mesmerised audiences at DFP. Concerts from the energetic Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) and the annual Seni Festival featuring local music and traditional performing art forms continue to be hosted at this venue. Always innovative in its programming, DFP has introduced many new ideas including the first ever Artists-in-Residence (the Borodin Quartet), the crowd pleasing DFP Showcase and DFP Spotlight series which have featured international stars such as Laura Fygi, Zakir Hussain and Larry Carlton in addition to local talents like Noryn Aziz, Rachel Guerzo, Yuna, Aizat, Najwa, Hafiz and many others. DFPs success is also attributed to its exceptional architectural design, superior acoustics and recording studio modelled after that at Abbey Road. Bryn Terfel, the Welsh bass-baritone star said of it: DFP excels in its wonderful acoustics and good lighting that creates a very intimate setting. I only wish I could put the hall in my pocket and take it with me everywhere I perform. It is truly a pearl in the Malaysian musical heritage.

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Contents
Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS 2 Message from the Patron 4 Message from the Chairman 5 Board Members 6 Message from the Music Director 7 Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra 8-9 Subscriber Privileges 10 The Concert Series: A Guide 11 Legacy 12 Age Of Elegance 13 Discovery 14 Family Fun Day 15 Pops 16 Great Violin Concertos 17 The World of Gustav Mahler 18 MPO Specials 20 DFP Showcase 21 DFP Seni Fest & DFP Spotlight 22 Artist Biographies 26 & 31
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Season at a Glance

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2013/14 Season Calendar 32-45 Concessions 46 Seating Plan 49 Booking & General Information 51 Concert Dress Code 52 Corporate Hospitality & Sponsorship 54 Acknowledgement 55

All details are correct at time of printing. Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS reserves the right to vary without notice the artists and/or repertoire as necessary. Copyright 2013 by Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (Co. No. 462692-X). All rights reserved. No part of this brochure may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the copyright owners.

Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Bt Hj Mohd Ali

M E S S AG E F R OM T H E PAT R ON , M A L AYSIA N P H I L HA R M ON IC OR C H E ST R A

This new 2013/14 Season of the MPO marks another important milestone, as we celebrate the 15th year of the opening of Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP), home of the MPO. It was on 17 August 1998 that MPO gave its maiden performance in the beautiful DFP. Over the years we have seen a steadily growing audience amongst the young and old, a testimony of the quality and variety of MPOs mesmerising music. I am indeed delighted and proud to learn that this new seasons opening Gala concert will feature the world premier of a new composition by our child prodigy, Tengku Ahmad Irfan, who will also perform Prokofievs Piano Concerto No. 2, one of the most technically-difficult concertos in the piano repertoire. As a walk down memory lane, the MPO will perform Strauss Don Juan, which was played 15 years ago at DFPs inaugural concert. Together with the Great Violin Concertos series, featuring leading violinists and works of Shostakovich, Mozart and Brahms, to name a few, and the continuing popularity of POPs/ Special concerts, the MPO promises to deliver yet another exciting and not-to-be missed season.
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I believe the MPO has done well in promoting and developing our talented Malaysian youths. Through the MPYO, more new musical talents have been unearthed and the platform provided for their artistic nurturing and enhancements. Although the rigours of training are there, I believe that the experiences are rewarding. With the continuing gracious support of MPOs main donor PETRONAS, and our loyal sponsors, supporters and friends, I am sure that we will be able to sustain and share the wonders and joys of MPOs music to the community at large, not forgetting those for whom such simple joys of music are not easily accessible nor savoured. Please join me in welcoming the 2013/14 Season of the MPO and let us all indulge in the new Seasons offerings!

Dato Mohd Medan Abdullah


Welcome to a magnificent and harmonious new season with our very own Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO)! As the MPO celebrates its 15th birthday, I am delighted that we have stayed true throughout the years in our purpose to share the depth, power and beauty of great music. This new 2013/14 Season allows us to once again reimagine the tremendous energy and power of music. Always innovative and looking to broaden our artistic horizon, the MPO has commissioned a new work by a young Malaysian prodigy who will also play one of the most difficult concertos in the piano repertoire. The annual DFP Seni Festival will once again see the MPO collaborating with local artists and crossing musical boundaries by giving traditional performing arts groups the opportunity to play together with the orchestra, thereby realising Malaysian content aspirations. This season will also be Music Director Claus Peter Flors farewell season and we will see him conducting three of Mahlers most popular symphonies. After serving 6 years as Music Director, Maestro Flour will leave an indelible stamp on the MPO. The positive energy of music fills Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS as we continue to showcase a splendid repertoire of international conductors, soloists and musicians with Stphane Denve, Steven Osborne and Carl Davis returning to play in this beautiful hall. This celebration of music would not be possible without the unwavering support and commitment of our beloved Patron YABhg Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Bt Haji Mohd Ali, our main donor PETRONAS, our sponsors, partners, loyal subscribers and all our wonderful audiences. Thank you so much for your support in this journey of appreciating the beauty and energy of music.

M E S S AG E F R OM T H E C HA I R M A N

B oard M embers

CHAIRMAN Dato Mohd Medan Abdullah

Tunku Tan Sri Dato Seri Ahmad B Yahaya

Juniwati Rahmat Hussin

Datuk Khor Chin Poey

M anagement T eam DEWAN FILHARMONIK PETRONAS


CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Nor Raina Yeong Abdullah CEOS OFFICE Hanis Abdul Halim BUSINESS & MARKETING MANAGEMENT Carl Selvarajah Nur Nazlin Azrina Naimuddin Norkertini Nee At Ziafrizani Chek Pa Hisham Abdul Jalil Sarah Ghazi Nurartikah Ilyas Asmahan Abdullah Faizol Ramli MUSIC TALENT DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT Soraya Mansor FINANCE & IT Syakirah Mustapa Mohd Afiq Ibrahim Mohammed Hakimi Mohammed Rosli Norhisham Abdul Rahman PROCUREMENT & CONTRACT Mohamad Firuz Mohamad Ali Lee Kel Len Wan Hasni Hafizah Wan Hassan HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION Hamidah Alias Sharhida Saad Muknoazlida Mukhadzim Logiswary Raman Wan Intan Shahfinas Abas TECHNICAL OPERATIONS Firoz Khan M Yunus Mohd Zamir Mohd Isha Johan Mohd Noh Shahrul Rizal M Ali Dayan Erwan Maharal

MALAYSIAN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA


CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Nor Raina Yeong Abdullah GENERAL MANAGER Timothy Tsukamoto GMS OFFICE Paul Maurice Wei-Liang Pincon ORCHESTRA MANAGEMENT Norman Ismail Shannon Ho ARTISTIC ADMINISTRATION Kartini Ratna Sari Ahmat Adam Tai Tse Han MUSIC LIBRARY Khor Chin Yang Sharon Francis Lihan MALAYSIAN PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA Ahmad Muriz Che Rose EDUCATION & OUTREACH Shafrin Sabri Ahmad Faris Ahmad Khairi

Claus Peter Flor

M E S S AG E F R OM T H E M U SIC DI R E C TOR

Dear Friends & Guests of the MPO, The MPO will be celebrating its birthday on 17 August 2013, exactly 15 years since its inaugural performance on 17 August 1998. The orchestra has played many impressive concerts throughout the past 15 seasons, and we have been fortunate to have the support of a dedicated audience. I know that many of you have been with us from the beginning, and we thank you for your continued attendance. The MPO has commissioned a new work from Malaysian prodigy Tengku Ahmad Irfan to be premiered at the season opening concerts. Irfan, who also recently had one of his pieces performed by the New York Philharmonic, is one of the youngest composer in the world to have works commissioned and performed by major orchestras, and we are extremely proud of him. Last season we brought to you great performances of the complete Beethoven symphonies. This next season we will highlight works of Mahler. In the World of Gustav Mahler series, I will conduct his first, fourth, and fifth symphonies; conductor Hubert Soudant and contralto Sara Mingardo will join together for Mahlers haunting song cycle, Kindertotenlieder. Another highlight of the upcoming season is our Great Violin Concertos series featuring virtuosic violin soloists James Ehnes (Shostakovich Concerto No. 1), Tianwa Yang (Lalo

Symphonie espagnole), Vilde Frang (Korngold Concerto), Tibor Kovc (Bartk Concerto No. 2), Josef pacek (Mendelssohn Concerto) and Liza Ferschtman (Brahms Concerto). We are excited to announce the return of many of your favourite conductors and soloists, including Stphane Denve, Olari Elts, Martin Sieghart, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Robert Levin & Ya-Fei Chuang, Benedetto Lupo, and many more. Performing with the MPO for the first time, we welcome conductors Alondra de la Parra & Kazuki Yamada; pianists Till Fellner & Javier Perianes; and sopranos Karina Gauvin & Kimy McLaren to name just a few. I am also particularly looking forward to performing Beethovens Triple Concerto with the Trio Wanderer. Please take the time to browse through our entire new season. I am confident everyone will find a concert to their liking. The MPO cordially welcomes you to its season 2013/14. Sincerely yours,

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) gave its inaugural performance at Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP), Kuala Lumpur, on 17th August 1998. Over the past 15 seasons it has consistently impressed and inspired audience of all ages. The initial search in 1997 for outstanding musicians involved a worldwide audition tour. The result was a 105-member symphony orchestra made up of musicians from 25 nations a remarkable example of harmony among different cultures and nationalities. A host of internationally-acclaimed musicians has worked with the MPO, including Lorin Maazel, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Mstislav Rostropovich, Jii Blohlvek, Sir Neville Marriner, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Yehudi Menuhin, Vadim Repin, Joshua Bell, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Truls Mork and Simon Preston, many of whom have praised the MPO for its musical qualities and vitality. Conductor Lorin Maazel called it a remarkable and amazing orchestra, and Gramophone critic Andrew Achenbach praised the Orchestra for its immaculate finish and engaging spirit. The 2013/14 Season will be Music Director Claus Peter Flors farewell season; his tenure ends following 6 seasons of over 100 concerts. Following the pioneering work of his illustrious predecessors, Maestro Flor continued to build on the MPOs enviable reputation for musical excellence by presenting the very best in orchestral music to Malaysian audiences. With each new season, the MPO presents a varied programme of orchestral music drawn from over three centuries as well as chamber, contemporary and specially commissioned new music. It also continues to collaborate with local talents including Tengku Ahmad Irfan, Bobby Chen and Foo Mei Yi, to name a few. Touring has become an important element in raising the MPOs international profile. The Orchestra regularly visits the major cities of Malaysia. Internationally, it has been to Singapore, Japan and Korea (2001), Australia (2004), China (2006), Taiwan (2007), Japan (2009) and will tour Vietnam in 2013.

The MPOs mission is to nurture an interest in classical music in Malaysia, a key component of this being the encouragement of home-grown talents. The MPOs Education and Outreach Programme, ENCOUNTER, reaches beyond the concert platform to develop musical awareness, appreciation and skills through dedicated activities that include instrumental lessons, workshops and school concerts. ENCOUNTER has also arranged memorable events in such diverse venues as orphanages, hospitals, rehabilitation centres and community centres, thereby enriching the lives of those less fortunate members of Malaysian society. MPOs commitment to furthering musical interest in the nation has been the creation of the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO), coached by the MPO players and directed by MPYOs Principal Conductor Kevin Field. The MPYO gave its inaugural concert at DFP on 25th August 2007 and followed this with a highly-successful tour of several cities in Peninsular Malaysia. In December 2008, the MPYO undertook a highly-successful tour of Sabah and Sarawak, and visited Singapore in 2009, and Brisbane, Australia in December 2012. In its relatively brief existence, the MPO has already established itself as a recognized recording orchestra. Seventeen CDs have so far been released internationally for the Vox, BIS and Naxos labels. In 2009/10 Season, the MPO collaborated with a local film studio to produce the soundtrack for the movie Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa. In 2013, the MPO will release, in conjunction with DFPs 15th Anniversary celebrations, a new album consisting of specially arranged Malaysian patriotic and local folk songs. As it celebrates its 15th Anniversary this 17th August 2013, the Orchestra remains steadfast in its mission to share the depth, power and beauty of great music. The MPOs main benefactor is PETRONAS and its patron is Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Haji Mohd Ali.

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra


MUSIC DIRECTOR Claus Peter Flor ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR Kevin Field FIRST VIOLIN
Concertmaster

Chia-Nan Hung Anastasia Kiseleva Stefan Kocsis Ling Yunzhi Ionut Mazareanu Tan Poh Kim Yanbo Zhao VIOLA
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DOUBLE BASS
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COR ANGLAIS
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Wolfgang Steike Christopher Brandt


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Denis Simonnet CLARINET


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William Theis
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William Day

Anna Reszniak
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Peter Dani
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Jin Zhenhong
Co-Principal

Ming Goh
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Zhenzhen Liang
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Vira Nyezhentseva Runa Baage Maho Dani Miroslav Dani Evgeny Kaplan Ergys Koni Martijn Noomen Sherwin Thia SECOND VIOLIN
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Gbor Mokny Fumiko Dobrinov Linda Garrett Ong Lin Kern Carol Pendlebury Sun Yuan Fan Ran CELLO
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Joseph Pruessner Raffael Bietenhader Jun-Hee Chae Naohisa Furusawa John Kennedy Foo Yin Hong FLUTE
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Matthew Larsen BASS CLARINET


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Marques Young
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Anthony Wise Bass Trombone


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Alexandar Lenkov Jasen Atanasov


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Hristo Dobrinov Yukako Yamamoto


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Zachary Bond TUBA


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Vladimir Stoyanov HORN


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Rachel Jenkyns PICCOLO


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Brett Stemple

Csaba Krs
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Zora Slokar
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Daniela Rodnite Timothy Peters


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Steven Retallick Gerald Davis Julie Dessureault Laurentiu Gherman Tan Poh Joo Elizabeth Tan Suyin Sejla Simon

Sonia Croucher OBOE


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James Schumacher
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Matthew Prendergast HARP


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Simon Emes
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Laurence Davies
Assistant Principal

Joost Flach

Sim Chee Ghee

Tan Keng Hong

Luisa Hyams
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Niels Dittmann

Graeme Norris Catalina Alvarez

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T he C oncert Series

A Guide | 10 types of concerts.

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Legacy
Listen to some of the worlds legendary and best-loved classical music performed by the MPO partnered with renowned conductors and artists. PAGE 12

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Age of Elegance
Journey across the timeless beauty and romance of the symphonies. Be inspired by Mozart, Rossini, Paganini and Haydn.

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Discovery
Explore symphonic music with some of the most famous orchestral music and promising talents of today. PAGE 14

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Family Fun Day

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Pops

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Great Violin Concertos

Its music for the entire family engaging, educational and a whole lot of fun! PAGE 15

Your favourite music from the movies, musicals and light classics performed by the MPO.

The Great Violin Concertos series features virtuosic violin soloists playing six concertos from the great violin repertoire.

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The World of Gustav Mahler


The World of Gustav Mahler highlights three of the most popular symphonies and a song cycle by the great Austrian composer. PAGE 18

MPO Specials
MPO Specials feature the world premiere of a work by Malaysian child prodigy, Tengku Ahmad Irfan, the Music of Michael Jackson, the annual New Years concert and Disneys Pixar-in-Concert. PAGE 20

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DFP Showcase
A special blend of international and local artists are presented in this eclectic mix of Showcase concerts. PAGE 21

DFP Seni Fest


Annual Festival returns in true style celebrating a fusion of our favorite local artists and traditional art forms.

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3 May 14 Sat 8.30pm

4 May 14 Sun 3.00pm

The Lover and the Rascal


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Robert Levin piano Ya-Fei Chuang piano R. STRAUSS Don Juan MOZART Concerto for Two Pianos POULENC Concerto for Two Pianos R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel It is not often we get to hear a concerto for two pianos. This program doubles the pleasure we hear two concertos each requiring four hands. Mozarts concerto is probably the best-known example of this type, followed by one written by Poulenc nearly two centuries later and inspired by both gamelan music and Mozart. Framing the concertos, we hear two of Richard Strausss most popular tone poems, one depicting a legendary lover, the other a rambunctious rascal.

The Spirit of the Dance


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Kazuki Yamada conductor Benedetto Lupo piano KHACHATURIAN Masquerade SCRIABIN Piano Concerto RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances The spirit of the dance infuses two of the three works on this program. Much of the music Khachaturian wrote as incidental music for Lermontovs play Masquerade is dance music. Rachmaninoffs Symphonic Dances are seldom danced, but their exceptionally brilliant orchestration contributes significantly to making this one of the composers finest scores. In between comes Scriabins early Piano Concerto, with its echoes of Chopin and Rachmaninoff.

24 May 14 Sat 8.30pm

25 May 14 Sun 3.00pm

5 Oct 13 Sat 8.30pm

6 Oct 13 Sun 3.00pm

Late Strauss, Early Bruckner


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor STRAUSS Metamorphosen BRUCKNER Symphony No.3 Late in life, with memories of Allied bombs destroying his native Munich, Strauss poured his sense of loss and grief into the ineffably moving and profound Metamorphosen. Three-quarters of a century earlier, the young Anton Bruckner produced his Third Symphony, which to this day continues to impress with its colossal power, cathedral-like blocks of sound, vast scale and awe-inspiring climaxes.

Lisztomania
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Olari Elts conductor Nareh Arghamanian piano RACHMANINOFF The Isle of the Dead LISZT Piano Concerto No.2 LISZT Totentanz SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.9 Whimsical and fantastic magical and gorgeous, wrote one critic about Liszts Piano Concerto No. 2. In the Totentanz, the pianist pours forth streams of highly virtuosic arpeggios and cascades of glittering double octaves. Be prepared to be impressed! Shostakovichs sparkling Ninth Symphony closes a program that opens with Rachmaninoffs darkly scored Isle of the Dead.

14 Jun 14 Sat 8.30pm

15 Jun 14 Sun 3.00pm

Rachmaninoff Forever
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Stphane Denve conductor Steven Osborne piano RACHMANINOFF Vocalise RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No.2 POULENC Les biches (Suite) ROUSSELL Bacchus & Ariane Suite No.2 This program features two of Rachmaninoffs most popular compositions, the haunting Vocalise and the exhilarating Second Piano Concerto, which may well be the most famous piano concerto of the entire twentieth century, filled as it is with warm, broadly flowing themes in the first movement, midnight beauty in the second and fiery virtuosity in the third. The second half of the program features French ballet music suites from Poulencs Les biches (deer) and Roussels Bacchus and Ariane.

18 Jan 14 Sat 8.30pm

19 Jan 14 Sun 3.00pm

Concerto for Orchestra


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Zoltan Kocsis conductor Kimy McLaren soprano DEBUSSY Marche cossaise DEBUSSY (arr. Kocsis) Ariettes oublies DEBUSSY (arr. Ravel) Danse (Tarantelle styrienne) DEBUSSY (arr. Kocsis) Les Ingnus, Fantoches, Rondeau, Caprice, Le Faune, Fte galante, Nol des enfants qui nont plus de maison BARTK Concerto for Orchestra Zoltn Kocsis, best known as an outstanding pianist, now takes to the podium for a most interesting program combining Bartks best-known orchestral composition, the Concerto for Orchestra (solos for everyone!) with a selection of short, little-known works of Debussy, including Kocsis own arrangements of some very beautiful songs.

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29 Mar 14 Sat 8.30pm

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The Art of the Countertenor


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Bernard Labadie conductor Robin Blaze countertenor HAYDN Symphony No.89 HANDEL Arias for Countertenor MOZART Symphony No.39 Here is a rare opportunity to hear a countertenor in Malaysia. A countertenor is a male singer whose range is that of the female alto voice. The repertory for countertenors is largely that which used to be sung by castratos oratorios and operas of the Baroque period no one wrote more wonderful music for this type of voice than Handel.

A Schubert Soire
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Martin Haselboeck conductor SCHUBERT Rosamunde Overture SCHUBERT Symphony No.8 Unfinished SCHUBERT Symphony No.9 The Great This concert gives us a full program of music by one of Viennas most beloved composers: his two best-known symphonies, plus an overture. Schuberts last symphony is his crowning achievement, a work that Schumann dubbed the symphony of heavenly length it transports us all into a world where I cannot recall ever having been before.

26 Apr 14 Sat 8.30pm

27 Apr 14 Sun 3.00pm

9 Nov 13 Sat 8.30pm

10 Nov 13 Sun 3.00pm

Triple Concerto
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Trio Wanderer Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabdian violin Raphal Pidoux cello Vincent Coq piano WEBER Euryanthe Overture BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.3 Scottish Music by three of the greatest German composers of the early nineteenth century make up this program: from Weber the Overture to his opera Euryanthe, filled with the composers characteristic grandeur and brilliance; from Beethoven the first and still best-known concerto ever written for combined violin, cello and piano and from Mendelssohn his classically-chiseled Scottish Symphony, music of gentle charm, melodiousness and imaginative ideas.

The Maestros Two Hats


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Kolja Blacher conductor & violin BRITTEN Frank Bridge Variations MOZART Violin Concerto No.5 K.219 BEETHOVEN Romance No.1 in G MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.1, Op.11 German violinist and conductor Kolja Blacher wears two hats for his debut with the MPO. His program includes works by two of the great masters of Viennese classicism, Mozart and Beethoven, in which he is both soloist and conductor, and two works by composers who came later (Mendelssohn and Britten) but whose music is often colored by their Viennese predecessors.

Kolja Blacher

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22 Mar 14 Sat 8.30pm

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A Heros Life
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Pablo Gonzlez conductor Javier Perianes piano ROSSINI William Tell Overture CHOPIN Piano Concerto No.1 STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben Who is the hero of Strausss mighty tone poem Ein Heldenleben (A Heros Life)? Is it Strauss himself? Or someone else? No matter. The score is replete with opulent sounds, glowing orchestration, huge climaxes, enormous energy and a veritable kaleidoscope of tonal colors. This Discovery concert offers also a deep contrast between this eruptive music and the tenderness of Chopins First Piano Concerto, featuring pianist Javier Perianes.

Old World and New World Symphonies


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.4 Italian DVOK Symphony No.9 New World Mendelssohns Fourth and Dvoks Ninth are the most famous symphonies by these composers. One is from the Old World Mendelssohns Italian symphony, inspired by the sunny vitality of old Italy; the other is from the New World Dvoks New World symphony, written while the composer was living and teaching in New York.

17 May 14 Sat 8.30pm

18 May 14 Sun 3.00pm

15 Mar 14 Sat 8.30pm

16 Mar 14 Sun 3.00pm

Russian & French Bonbons


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Zhang Yi conductor Edgar Moreau cello BORODIN Polovtsian Dances SAINT-SANS Cello Concerto No.1 FAUR lgie BORODIN Symphony No.2 Making his Asia debut, the young French cellist Edgar Moreau performs the tremendously difficult First Cello concerto of Saint-Sans along with Faurs beautiful lgie. Alexander Borodin was one of the Mighty Five of latenineteenth-century Russian music, the group whose avowed intent was to stamp their music with a distinctly Russian flavor in place of the European style that prevailed at the time. This Russian-ness is heard to great effect in the spectacular Polovtsian Dances and in the Second Symphony.

Brilliant Brothers
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Edmon Colomer conductor Timothy Chooi violin Nikki Chooi violin SAINT-SANS Violin Concerto No.3 BACH Concerto for 2 Violins BRUCH Violin Concerto No.1 TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Overture Two sensational violinists of Malaysian descent, both brothers and both major prize-winners, are the stars in this generous program of solo and double concertos. Together they perform the best-known concerto for two violins (Bach), and individually romantically infused concertos by Saint-Sans and Bruch. Topping off the program is another work drenched in romanticism, Tchaikovskys musical portrayal of the timeless Romeo and Juliet story.

Timothy Chooi

Nikki Chooi

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Fun with Alasdair Malloy


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Laurent Campellone conductor Alasdair Malloy presenter Presenter Alasdair Malloy has been dedicating his time devising exciting and innovative programmes that he presents to audiences of all ages with orchestras around the world. By linking each programme to subjects as diverse as sport, magic, puppetry, pirates and food, coupled with his relaxed and conversational style of presentation, Alasdair leads the audience on an adventure through many musical styles, demonstrating the amazing and surprising sounds of the orchestra.

Creepy Crawly Songs


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Carl Davis conductor Bugs, insects, creepy crawlies... Whatever we call them, theyre miniature marvels who live out their fascinating lives mostly hidden from sight. Combining music by Carl Davis, lyrics by Hiawyn Oram and illustrations by Satoshi Kitamura, our Creepy Crawly Songs concerts are sure to delight young audiences.

12 Apr 14 Sat 3.00pm

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16 Nov 13 Sat 3.00pm

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A Clowns Guide to the Orchestra


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Melvin Tix clownductor Audiences who have experienced the fantastic Clownductor Melvin Tix, the conducting clown, in action know that great music and hysterical laughter await them when he returns to the MPO. His unique ability to introduce the symphony orchestra and to convey the joy of music appeals to audiences of all ages.

Pictures at an Exhibition
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Kevin Field conductor Paul Rissmann presenter Presenter Paul Rissman devises and presents orchestral concerts for people of all ages throughout the UK and abroad. His formula is simple - choose the best possible music and find the most exciting way to introduce the incredible sound of the orchestra to new listeners. Come witness Pauls MPO debut! Rissmann is not just serious, he is passionate about getting children of all ages hooked on music. He is an extremely skilled musician...at the centre of every one of his projects is real music The Scotsman.

10 May 14 Sat 3.00pm

11 May 14 Sun 2.30pm 11 May 14 Sun 4.30pm

Moving Pictures
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Wilson Hermanto conductor These concerts feature screen projections of drawings by talented Malaysian school children, accompanied by the MPO playing the music of Debussy and Ravel. Debussys Childrens Corner was written for his daughter and is a picture of childhood and of his daughters toys. Ravels Mother Goose suite was originally written as a piano duet for two children, Mimi and Jean, 6 and 7 years old.

25 Jan 14 Sat 3.00pm

26 Jan 14 Sun 2.30pm 26 Jan 14 Sun 4.30pm

The Mozart Experience


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Benjamin Northey conductor Magic Circle Mime presenter A street musician is caught playing the orchestras grand piano. Much to her surprise, the conductor does not scold her, but instead offers her the chance to be Mozart. The street musician and her companion must now confront dilemmas and opportunities similar to those faced by Mozart in this musical adventure filled with examples of his greatest music.

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The Music of James Bond


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Michael Krajewski conductor Debbie Gravitte soprano ARNOLD Suite from Casino Royale ADKINS/EPWORTH Skyfall BARRY Theme from Goldfinger JONES Theme from Austin Powers SONDHEIM Sooner or Later from Dick Tracy MANCINI Theme from The Pink Panther

In the Mood for Love: Stephen Rahman Hughes & the MPO
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra David White conductor Stephen Rahman Hughes vocals Vocalist Stephen Rahman Hughes returns to Kuala Lumpur and the MPO for two special Valentines performances featuring romantic hits including Unchained Melody, My Funny Valentine, L.O.V.E., and Frank Sinatra songs. Joining Stephen will be conductor David White, a leading director of musicals, who made his debut performance on Broadway at the age of 23.

30 Nov 13 Sat 8.30pm

1 Dec 13 Sun 3.00pm

Charlie Chaplin: The Gold Rush


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Timothy Brock conductor One of the most beloved of Charles Chaplins films (and Chaplins personal favourite), The Gold Rush is set in the icy wastes of the Alaskan gold fields, and blends action and slapstick comedy together seamlessly. In 1942, Chaplin released a new version of The Gold Rush, taking the original silent 1925 film and adding a musical score which he composed himself. American composer/ conductor Timothy Brock has restored Chaplins original orchestra score, which he will premiere in Malaysia with the MPO, along with a screening of The Gold Rush.

8 Mar 14 Sat 8.30pm

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MPO Plays The Beatles


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Carl Davis conductor The Beatles achieved a level of celebrity and adoration never seen before or since in modern times. They were more than a band. They symbolized an era, an essential part of our collective consciousness of the 1960s a time of hope and magic, of freedom and change, of challenge and conquest. The heart of Beatledom is of course the music. So come hear a selection of Beatles songs. Some of your favorites are sure to be on this program.

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Romeo & Juliet


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor James Ehnes violin SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No.1 PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet Suites James Ehnes, one of the brightest stars of the violin, joins Music Director Claus Peter Flor in Shostakovichs First Concerto, one of their specialties. Darkly introspective, reflective and somber in mood, the concerto invariably leaves audiences profoundly moved. Equally moving is Prokofievs Romeo and Juliet, the most successful full-length, three-act ballet score of the twentieth century. The music contains a wealth of memorable themes, passionate lyricism and compelling rhythmic excitement.

Twentieth-Century Masters
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Tibor Kovc violin BARTK Violin Concerto No.2 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.6 The Hungarian Bla Bartk and the Russian Dmitri Shostakovich were two of the towering figures of twentieth-century music. Both led highly stressful lives, both suffered under repressive political regimes, and both turned out music brimming with fiery emotions and intensity. Bartks Second Violin Concerto features soloist Tibor Kovc, a section leader of the Vienna Philharmonic second violins since 1992.

5 Apr 14 Sat 8.30pm

6 Apr 14 Sun 3.00pm

23 Nov 13 Sat 8.30pm

24 Nov 13 Sun 3.00pm

Symphonie Espagnole
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Kevin Field conductor Tianwa Yang violin LALO Rapsodie norvgienne LALO Symphonie espagnole LUTOSAWSKI Concerto for Orchestra Young Chinese violinist Tianwa Yang makes her MPO debut playing Lalos Symphonie espagnole. (Although titled a Spanish Symphony, it is really a violin concerto, with violin solo and Spanish motifs throughout the piece.) A concerto for orchestra is designed in such a way that every instrument or instrumental group gets time in the spotlight. The example by the great Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski, whose centenary we celebrate this year, is one of the best and best-known. This music is suffused with energy, teems with folk elements, and juxtaposes great sonorous masses.

Fiesta Mexicana
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Alondra de la Parra conductor Josef Spacek violin BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No.3 MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto GINASTERA Dances from Estancia SANTOS Encruzilhada MRQUEZ Danzn No.2 Making her Malaysia debut, the young Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra, heralded as one of the most compelling conductors of her generation, leads the MPO in folk- and dance-inspired music from Argentina (Ginastera), Portugal (Santos) and Mexico (Mrquez), all designed to get your body swaying and your feet moving. The first half of this program presents two of the best-known masterpieces in the repertoire, Beethovens mighty Leonore Overture No.3 and Mendelssohns supremely elegant Violin Concerto.

7 Dec 13 Sat 8.30pm

8 Dec 13 Sun 3.00pm

31 May 14 Sat 8.30pm

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Korngold Meets Brahms


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Martin Sieghart conductor Vilde Frang violin Kodly Dances of Galnta KORNGOLD Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No.2 Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang returns to the MPO to perform Korngolds superb Violin Concerto. Korngold was also a Hollywood film music composer, and like many of Korngolds other serious works in traditional genres, the violin concerto borrows thematic material from his movie scores. The program opens with Kodlys brilliant Dances of Galnta and closes with Brahms sumptuous Second Symphony.

Romantic Favourites
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Liza Ferschtman violin BRAHMS Violin Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.6 Pathtique These two romantic favourites, Brahmss Violin Concerto and Tchaikovskys Pathtique Symphony, were composed just a few years apart in the late nineteenth century. Each is a powerful and profoundly moving musical experience. Brahmss concerto is widely regarded as one of the two greatest ever written for the violin (Beethovens is the other), while Tchaikovskys hyperemotional symphony exudes dark colors, melancholic themes, fiercely defiant outbursts and poignant dissonances.

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Mahlers Fifth
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano HAYDN Piano Concerto in D Major MAHLER Symphony No.5 Mahlers Fifth Symphony is made up of a fascinating, ever-changing, kaleidoscopic of orchestral detail. Virtuosity is demanded from every player. Raging outbursts, heaven-storming triumphs, uncontrollable grief, shattering climaxes and more are found throughout this 75-minute symphony. As a prelude to this listening experience, we hear an example of Viennese classicism at its most refined, Haydns last piano concerto.

14 Dec 13 Sat 8.30pm

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Mahlers Songs
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Hubert Soudant conductor Sara Mingardo contralto BRAHMS Tragic Overture MAHLER Kindertotenlieder SCHUMANN Symphony No.2 Gustav Mahlers grief-laden Kindertotenlieder song cycle features contralto Sara Mingardo. Mahler was fascinated, almost obsessed, with details of orchestration, both in his own works and in those of others. He was a keen judge of what worked and what didnt. To this end, listeners already familiar with Schumanns wonderful Second Symphony should find a wonderful sense of discovery in Mahlers revision of this work.

Karina Gauvin
Photo by: Michael Slobodian

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Mahlers First
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Till Fellner piano MOZART Piano Concerto No.22 MAHLER Symphony No.1 Mozart and Mahler make a perfect pair on symphony programs. Both enjoyed their greatest acclaim and financial success in Vienna, Mozart in the 1780s, Mahler a little more than a century later. If there is one genre in which Mozart excelled consistently above all others, it is the piano concerto. Nearly every work is a masterpiece. For Mahler, it was the symphony. This concert offers a prime example of each. Austrian pianist Till Fellner makes his long-awaited MPO debut.

Mahlers Fourth
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Karina Gauvin soprano MOZART Le Nozze di Figaro Overture MOZART Il Re Pastore and Le Nozze di Figaro arias MAHLER Symphony No.4 Juno Award winner soprano Karina Gauvin performs some of her signature repertoire with the MPO Mozart arias. She also brings her artistry to the finale of Gustav Mahlers transcendently beautiful Fourth Symphony: The fourth movement incorporates a song, Das himmlische Leben (The Heavenly Life), written by Mahler seven years earlier.

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Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Tengku Ahmad Irfan piano JONGEN Malaysia PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2 IRFAN Sahibul Hikayat Fantasy Overture R. STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier Waltzes

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Va Va Voom! From Vienna To Broadway


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Christian Schulz conductor Kimy McLaren soprano OFFENBACH Invocation Vnus from La Belle Hlne THOMAS Overture from Mignon ROMBERG Ballet Music from The Student Prince GERSHWIN Suite from Girl Crazy BERNSTEIN I feel pretty from West Side Story LOEWE I could have danced all night from My Fair Lady Viennese froth, French bon-bons and the best of Broadway come together on this program of excerpts from European operettas and Broadway musicals. The easy, rosy world of operetta often transports both its characters and its audiences to far-off, exotic lands in times past. Expect to hear lots of catchy tunes, foot-tapping rhythms, dances, love duets and sentimental moods in the MPOs traditional annual New Years concert.

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of its inaugural concert on 17 August 1998, the MPO premiers a new work from Malaysian prodigy Tengku Ahmad Irfan. Irfan describes his piece as a fantasy inspired by elements of Malay traditional music. Irfan is also soloist in Prokofievs fiendishly difficult second Piano Concerto; the concert ends with waltzes from Richard Strauss opera Der Rosenkavalier.

12 Oct 13 Sat 8.30pm 13 Oct 13 Sun 3.00pm

The Music of Michael Jackson

7 Jun 14 Sat 8.30pm

8 Jun 14 Sun 3.00pm

Disneys Pixar in Concert


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Since the release of Toy Story in 1995, Pixar has revolutionized the filmmaking industry by being one of the most inventive and distinctive animation companies. Their award-winning films offer an incredible visual and aural experience for audiences of all ages. For the first time, the MPO will perform memorable music, together with visually stunning clips, from some of Pixars famous feature films including Toy Story and Finding Nemo. Presentation licensed by Disney Concert Library Disney/ Pixar.

James Delisco

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Brent Havens conductor James Delisco vocals/dancer From his early years with the Jackson 5 to his mega-hit album Thriller and beyond, Michael Jackson stormed the music industry with hit after hit. Windbornes Music of Michael Jackson takes you through each era of this storied performer from ABC, Ill Be There and Got to Be There through Beat It, Thriller, Rock with You, The Way You Make Me Feel and many, many more. Join conductor Brent Havens and the MPO for an evening filled with fabulous music spanning 40 years of Michael Jacksons influential and celebrated career.

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No group of child musicians has won more renown than the incomparable Vienna Boys Choir, founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498. Six centuries later, the famed Vienna Boys Choir continues to delight music-lovers across the globe with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and a diverse, crowd pleasing repertoire that encompasses Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, beloved pop songs and holiday favourites. Prepare to be enthralled by the gifted musicians with voices of unforgettable beauty.

18 Nov 13 Mon 8.30pm

An Evening with Ottmar Liebert


Grammy Award nominee Ottmar Liebert is one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world and releasing a catalogue of award winning platinum and gold albums. An Evening with Ottmar Liebert is a one of its kind music treat as this Nouveau Flamenco genius will perform with his band Luna Negra at this Showcase concert in Kuala Lumpur.

21 Jun 14 Sat 8.30pm

22 Jun 14 Sun 3.00pm

Quintessence: Ramli Ibrahim and the MPO


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Datuk Ramli Ibrahim and Sutra Dance Theater Three seminal works of Debussy, Ravel and Stravinsky are reenvisioned by Malaysian dancer and choreographer, Datuk Ramli Ibrahim. Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Scheherazade and The Firebird represent a tapestry of romantic and transcendent encounters with the strangely exotic in both dance and music. Datuk Ramli Ibrahim, familiar to Malaysians not only for Indian classical dance but also for his pioneering contemporary dance forays, choreographs to these well-known compositions. Datuk Ramlis choreography, inspired by Asian dance vocabularies will take the audience on a quintessence journey where thecolours and movement of Asian modern danceare infused with exalted sounds of these great composers.

Ottmar Liebert

Mezzoforte

25 Nov 13 Mon 8.30pm

MEZZOFORTE is considered one of Europes most important fusion bands. From Iceland, the bands origin helps you understand its special, immediately recognizable sound. Somewhat separated from the world, artists in Iceland revolve much more around themselves, often developing a more characteristic and emotional style than artists caught up in the hectic rush on the continent. In MEZZOFORTEs case, this splendid Icelandic isolation prompted them to develop unbelievably melodious themes.

Entire generations of musicians grew up with the music of MEZZOFORTE and countless radio and TV programmes used their themes - from the BBC to the weather forecast of the Russian Pacific Fleet. Malaysians are in for a real treat when one of the worlds best instrumental jazz-funk fusion bands performs liveat DFP.

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Malam Melayu Klasik


Badan Kesenian Yayasan Warisan Johor DFP Seni Fest celebrates Malaysia Day with the soothing melodies of Melayu Asli songs resonating in Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS. Listen to the music while being serenaded by Malaysias renowned artists backed by Badan Kesenian Yayasan Warisan Johor in a night full of wonderful nostalgic memories.

MPO Rocks
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra The MPO lets its hair down and rocks the house with the cream of Malaysian rock stars. This much anticipated Classical meets Rock! collaboration will feature our favourite ol skool rockers in full gusto combined with the energy of the MPO.

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Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Kevin Field conductor SPECTRUM is a multidisciplinary initiative integrating ideas from the combination of two or more arts. SPECTRUM will combine dancers and choreogaphers from a variety of backgrounds accompanied live by MPO musicians. MPO Associate Conductor Kevin Field will lead this interactive performance, the likes of which have yet to be seen on the DFP stage.

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MPO and All That Jazz


MPO Jazz Orchestra Allow 3 lovely ladies (Atilia Haron, Elvira Arul and Dina Nadzir) from the Malaysian Jazz scene to take your breath away and make this a truly unforgettable soulful nite with the MPO.

20 Sep 13 Fri 8.30pm

Makyung Raja Besar Negeri Ho Gading


Kumpulan Makyung Kijang Emas, JKKN Kelantan Makyungis a traditional form of dance-drama from the east coastof Malaysia, particularly the state ofKelantan. In 2005UNESCOdeclared Makyung a Masterpiece Of The Oral And Intangible Heritage Of Humanity. Makyung Raja Besar Negeri Ho Gading tells a story of a King from the kingdom of Ho Gading who has seven princes. Often worrying about the future of his kingdom, the King summons his two fortune tellers for their advice about his kingdoms destiny. As the fortune teller begins reading out his premonitions, the King learns that the fate of his kingdom will only be safe in the hands of his youngest son, Raja Bongsu. Jealous and frustrated by the Kings favour of the youngest prince, the eldest prince Raja Sulung leads his brothers in a plot to kill Raja Bongsu. Will he succeed and claim his throne? Find out when The Kumpulan Makyung Kijang Emas JKKN Kelantan translates the story in all of Makyungs demure and grace at the DFP Seni Festival.

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HUJAN
Like their name (HUJAN means rain in English), HUJANs music alternates between light, heavy and torrential storms, a reflection of the many stories, moods and agendas embedded in their songs. Equipped with amazing talents and energetically entertaining live performances, the band continues to blaze the trail with a wave of forward-thinking local independent musicians.

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ROMEO & JULIET


CLAUS PETER FLOR conductor JAMES EHNES violin SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No.1 PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet Suites
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ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES
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TENgKu AHMaD IRFaN Tengku Irfan, 15, started his piano lessons at age 7 and developed an interest in composing shortly after. At age 11, he debuted as a soloist performingBeethoven Piano Concerto WoO4 (and improvising his own cadenzas) with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestraunder the baton ofmusic directorClaus Peter Flor. He has performed with orchestras worldwide with Neeme Jrvi, Darius Mikulski and George Stelluto. He has also performed a four-hands concert with Yoheved Kaplinsky, when he learned and performed a repertoire previously unknown to him in mere two days upon being called at short notice to replace Choong Mo Kang, who injured his hand just before the concert. His composition,String Quartet No. 1 won him the 2012 ASCAP Morton Gould Awardand the2012 Charlotte Bergen Award, and his orchestral piece, Keraian, was recently premiered by theNew York Philharmonic. He has also performed on popular radio programs in the U.S. includingFrom the Top, when he was introduced by Emanuel Ax. Irfanis currently in Juilliard Pre-College taking up double major in Piano and Composition under Yoheved Kaplinsky and Ira Taxin respectively, and studying Conducting with George Stelluto. He is attending high school at the Professional Childrens School. JaMEs EHNEs Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, Canadian violinist James Ehnes has performed in over thirty countries on ve continents, appearing regularly in the worlds great concert halls and with many of the most celebrated orchestras and conductors. His extensive discography embraces more than two dozen recordings of music ranging from Bach to John Adams. These have won international awards and prizes, including a Grammy, a Gramophone, and six Junos. His latest CD includes the Shostakovich concerto we hear him perform live in KL. James Ehnes plays the Marsick Stradivarius of 1715. ROBERt LEViN Robert Levin is Dwight P. Robinson, Jr. Professor of Music at Harvard University. As a pianist he has performed in hundreds of cities on four continents and has made innumerable recordings. Levin is renowned for his restoration of the Classical period practice of improvised embellishments and cadenzas; his Mozart and Beethoven performances have been hailed for their mastery of the Classical musical language. In addition to his performing career, Levin is a noted theorist and Mozart scholar, and his completions of several unnished Mozart works, including the Requiem and the Great Mass in C minor rank among his most important achievements. Ya-FEi CHuaNg Taiwanese-born pianist Ya-Fei Chuang is on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory and gives master classes throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. She has been acclaimed by critics in the United States and abroad for performances of stunning virtuosity, renement and communicative power. Chuang has appeared at numerous international festivals, among them the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw, the Taipei International Music Festival, the European Music Festival in Stuttgart, the Bach Festival in Leipzig, and at the SchleswigHolstein, Ravinia, Sarasota and Tanglewood Festivals. She appears often in concert with pianist Robert Levin. as well as throughout the Americas and Europe on tour. He has made numerous recordings with these ensembles on the Virgin Classics, Dorian, Atma, and Hyperion labels. Labadie is a regular guest conductor with the worlds leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, Amsterdams Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Academy of Ancient Music. ROBiN BlaZE The English counter-tenor Robin is established in the front rank of interpreters of Purcell, Bach and especially Handel. His busy schedule has taken him to Europe, South America, North America, Japan and Australia. He has worked with nearly all the leading conductors in the eld of early music, including Harry Christophers, Stephen Cleobury, John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Christopher Hogwood, Ren Jacobs, Ton Koopman, Gustav Leonhardt and Trevor Pinnock. Blaze has made over fty recordings s a soloist, including the complete Bach cantata series for Masaaki Suzuki on the BIS label, and a series of song recitals with Elizabeth Kenny on Hyperion. His CD of Handel duets with Carolyn Sampson was nominated for a Gramophone Award. MicHaEl KRajEWsKi Known for his entertaining programs and clever humor, Michael Krajewski is Principal Pops Conductor of no fewer than three major orchestras in the U.S. (Houston, Atlanta and Jackonsville) and is much in demand as a guest conductor in many other venues, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Pops and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. He assumes the position of music director of the Philly Pops in the fall of 2013. This highly versatile conductor has collaborated with a wide variety of artists such as utist James Galway, mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, pianist Alicia de Larrocha, guitarist Angel Romero and pop artists Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel and Kenny Loggins, to name but a few. DEBBiE GRaVittE One of the best voices on Broadway (Associated Press), a dynamic Broadway belter{New York Daily News} and were talking mega-talent here! (Rex Reed) are just some of the paeans of praise that have come Debbie Gravittes way. Her varied career has taken her from the Broadway stage to the concert hall (more than one hundred different orchestras) and points in between. Among her awards is a Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Jerome Robbins Broadway). Ms. Gravitte has performed her nightclub act worldwide, has toured with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops, and has appeared with pianist Lang Lang and the Chinese Philharmonic in Beijing. On television she co-starred in the CBS series Trial and Error and NBCs Pursuit of Happiness. LauRENt CaMpEllONE Laurent Campellone is a frequent guest conductor of many of Frances orchestras and opera companies. He also conducts at the Bolshoi in Moscow, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra in Munich, the Bogota Opera and the National Orchestra of Brazil. Since 2009 Campellone has been Principal Guest Conductor of the National Opera in Soa. His vast repertory includes more than fty operas, many of them rediscovered French rarities from the nineteenth century. AlasDaiR MallOy Percussionist, presenter, glass harmonica player, programme deviser, arranger and more Alasdair Malloy is a creative musician crossing many musical boundaries. When not playing with the BBC Concert Orchestra as principal percussionist, his main activity resides in devising special programmes for families and children about bugs, fantastic creatures, mathematics, sports you name it! His outgoing personality, enthusiasm for all sorts of music and a soft Scottish accent combine to make him an extremely popular presenter. He works regularly with many orchestras in Asia, including the MPO.

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OlaRi Elts Estonian conductor Olari Elts is principal guest conductor of both the Estonian National Symphony and the Helsinki Philharmonic. He also regularly conducts other orchestras on four continents, including those in Tokyo, Cincinnati, Melbourne, Frankfurt and London. Eltss strong commitment to contemporary music was made manifest in 1993 when he founded his own contemporary music ensemble, NYYD, which takes its name from the international festival of new music in Estonia. A keen interest in unusual repertory has led to conducting assignments for such operas as Brittens Albert Herring and Marschners Der Vampyr. NaREH ARgHaMaNiaN The Armenian-born American pianist Nareh Arghamanyan belongs to the younger generation of todays nest musicians. In 2008 she won rst prize at the Montreal International Musical Competition, which led to numerous prestigious engagements including with the Vienna Symphony, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the NDR Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg. Recitals in Zurichs Tonhalle and Berlins Philharmonie prompted enthusiastic critical response. Rachmaninoff and Liszt, whose music she has recorded, are among her specialties. BRENt HaVENs Berklee-trained arranger/conductor Brent Havens has written music for orchestras, feature lms and virtually every kind of television. His TV work includes movies for networks such as ABC, CBS and ABC Family Channel Network, commercials, sports music for networks such as ESPN and even cartoons. Havens has also worked with the Doobie Brothers and the Milwaukee Symphony, arranging and conducting the combined group for Harley Davidsons 100th Anniversary Birthday Party Finale attended by over 150,000 fans. He has worked with some of the worlds greatest orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic in London, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony, the San Diego Symphony and countless others. Havens recently completed the score for the lm Quo Vadis, a Premier Pictures remake of the 1956 gladiator lm. Havens is Arranger/Guest Conductor for seven symphonic rock programs the Music of Led Zeppelin, the Music of the Doors, the Music of Pink Floyd, the Music of the Eagles, the Music of Queen, the Music of Michael Jackson and most recently, the Music of The Who! JaMEs DEliscO Crowned The Entertainer by Mr. Las Vegas/ Wayne Newton himself, on the E! Networks reality TV series, James Delisco has proved he is more than worthy of that title. After completing his one million dollar contract at the Las Vegas Hilton, where his show opened to rave reviews, Delisco continues to obtain critical acclaim in every market and venue on his recent world-wide touring. An iconoclastic showroom performer with orgiastic energy, Delisco emanates old school charm with contemporary charisma! His handling of a song is so true to itself and to the purpose of music, to uplift and inspire, that a musical and entertainment revolution is only a matter of time for this enormously talented Artist. Where classic quality meets edgy rock and soul style with undeniable stage presence, Delisco is the future of music and entertainment. JEaN-EFFlaM BaVOuZEt The multi award-winning French pianist JeanEfam Bavouzet is one of the most engaging performers of his generation. He regularly performs with the worlds leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Boston

Symphony and the London Philharmonic. An exclusive recording artist for Chandos, JeanEfam Bavouzet received a Gramophone Award in 2011 for his recording of works by Debussy and Ravel. The Financial Times of London called his CDs of Haydn sonatas landmark recordings. Bavouzet is Artistic Director of the Lofoten Piano Festival in Norway.

the oldest such ensemble in Germany. Two years later he assumed the same position with the famed Bruckner Orchestra in Linz and the Linz Opera, where he undertook a highly acclaimed Mozart cycle. Martin Sieghart regularly guest conducts leading orchestras like the Vienna Symphony, the Tokyo Symphony and the Philharmonia of London. VilDE FRaNg Vilde Frang, a new star in the violin rmament (The Guardian), was unanimously awarded the 2012 Credit Suisse Young Artist Award. She made her debut with the Vienna Philharmonic under Bernard Haitink at the 2012 Lucerne Summer Music Festival. Noted particularly for her superb musical expression as well as her well-developed virtuosity, Vilde has established herself as one of the leading young violinists of her generation. Her most recent CD, of concertos by Tchaikovsky and Nielsen, received the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis and was an Editors Choice in Gramophone magazine. HuBERt SOuDaNt Dutch conductor Hubert Soudant regularly leads Europes most prestigious orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the London Philharmonic, the London Symphony, the Bamberg Symphony, the Vienna Symphony and the Munich Philharmonic. He is equally renowned as an opera conductor, in which capacity he has appeared at the Salzburg Festival, at La Fenice in Venice and the Opra de la Bastille in Paris. Soudant has been music director of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra since 2004. His recordings of the Schumann symphonies (one of which he conducts in KL) have been hailed by the media. SaRa MiNgaRDO Italian contralto Sara Mingardo made her debut in 1987. Since 1989 she has been appearing in the leading opera houses in Italy, including at La Scala, the Teatro Fenice, the Teatro San Carlo and the Teatro Regio. Her highly varied repertory ranges spans four centuries, from Monteverdis Incoronazione di Poppea to Brittens Rape of Lucretia. Sara Mingardo is best-known for her many performances of Handel roles. She is one of the few singers with a true contralto voice, the perfect color for Mahlers songs.

NOVEMBER
KOlja BlacHER Kolja Blacher appears as a soloist with the worlds leading orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He has recorded numerous highly acclaimed CDs, among which is a disc of the Berg and Stravinsky concertos, which won the Diapason dOr award. Blacher plays the Tritton Stradivarius, made in 1730. He teaches at the Hochschule fr Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. Paul RissMaNN Paul Rissmann was born on the Isle of Bute, Scotland and studied saxophone and composition at the Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and RSAMD. Pauls music has been performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Bruckner Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble 360, London Symphony Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra and Scottish Ensemble. His composition BAMBOOZLED! has been performed by over 40,000 children across the globe - from the Barbican Centre in London to Daytona Beach, Florida. OttMaR LiEBERt Ottmar Liebert is one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world and releasing a catalogue of award winning platinum and gold albums. TiaNWa YaNg Chinese-born Tianwa Yang, now living in Germany, has been called an unquestioned master of the violin (American Record Guide) and the most important violinist to come on the scene in many a year (Detroit News). She has performed with numerous orchestras around the world in venues from New York to New Zealand. Yang has been recording since the age of 13, when she recorded the Paganini Caprices. She now records for Naxos, with whom she is committing to disc the complete works of Sarasate.on eight CDs. TiMOtHy BROcK Since the premiere of his Piano Concerto in G minor at the age of 17, Timothy Brock has been an active composer and conductor specializing in concert works of the early twentieth century and silent lm. Brocks association with silent lm began in 1986. By now he has written new or restored original orchestral scores to nearly 30 silent lms. In 1999 he began to restore and reconstruct for live performance the Charlie Chaplin feature lms, the most recent of which is his ninth, The Gold Rush (1925), which received its premiere before an audience of 5,000 at the Piazza Maggiore in 2007. The Chaplin lm-concerts have taken Mr. Brock to many cities around the world.

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CHRistiaN ScHulZ Viennese-born Christian Schulz is Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Mozart Collegium Vienna. Since 2006 he has also been Music Director of the concert series Schwingungen at the Musikverein in Vienna. Christian Schulz works also as a guest conductor with many orchestras in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. In addition, he is a composer and a cellist, having played for years in the Vienna Symphony. KiMy McLaREN The young Canadian soprano Kimy McLaren has already performed with many major conductors and orchestras, including the Montreal Symphony under Charles Dutoit and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra under Jori Hattori. On the operatic stage she has performed with the Opra National de Bordeaux, the Opra National du Rhin and at the Orford Arts Centre in Canada, where she sang Marie in Wozzeck under Yannick Nzet-Sguin to great acclaim. She is a winner of the prestigious International Mozart Festival Competition in Salzburg and the Mario Lanza Competition

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MaRtiN SiEgHaRt The career of Viennese-born conductor Martin Sieghart embraces many of Europes most distinguished orchestras. He initially studied piano, organ and conducting, then pursued a career as a cellist, in which capacity he landed the position of principal cellist in the famed Vienna Symphony. Eventually he found his way into conducting, and in 1990 became the principal conductor of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra,

SEPTEMBER
BERNaRD LaBaDiE The Canadian conductor Bernard Labadie is internationally recognized as an expert in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century repertory. In 1984 he founded the string ensemble Les Violons du Roy and in 1985 the chamber choir La Chapelle de Qubec. He continues to direct their regular seasons in Quebec City and Montreal

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Malaysia in Symphony 15th Anniversary Concert

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Makyung Raja Besar Negeri Ho Gading


21 Sep Sat 8.30pm

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Kumpulan Makyung Kijang Emas, JKKN Kelantan


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Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Tengku Ahmad Irfan piano 24-25 Aug Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm
G R E AT V I O L I N C O N C E RT O S

MPO Rocks

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra 22 Sep Sun 8.30pm


DFP SENI FEST

Romeo & Juliet

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor James Ehnes violin 31 Aug-1 Sep Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm
legacy

MPO and All That Jazz


MPO Jazz Orchestra 24 Sep Tue 6.30pm MPO Chamber Players
CHAMBER CONCERT

The Lover and the Rascal

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Robert Levin piano Ya-Fei Chuang piano

28-29 Sep Sat 3.00pm, Sun 2.30pm & 4.30pm

Fun with Alasdair Malloy

family f U n day

Sep 2013
7-8 Sep Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Laurent Campellone conductor Alasdair Malloy presenter

The Art of the Countertenor


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Bernard Labadie conductor Robin Blaze countertenor 11 Sep Wed 6.30pm MPO Jam-Busters
pops MPO HAPPY HOUR

AGE OF ELEGANCE

Oct 2013
5-6 Oct Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm

Lisztomania

LEGACY

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Olari Elts conductor Nareh Arghamanian piano 8 Oct Tue 8.30pm

14-15 Sep Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm

The Music of James Bond

Sheila Majid & Harvey Malaiholo

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Michael Krajewski conductor Debbie Gravitte soprano 16 Sep Mon 8.30pm
DFP SENI FEST

Sheila Majid vocals Harvey Malaiholo vocals 12-13 Oct Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm
MPO SPECIALs

Malam Melayu Klasik


18 Sep Wed 8.30pm

The Music of Michael Jackson


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Brent Havens conductor James Delisco vocals/dancer

Badan Kesenian Yayasan Warisan Johor


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SPECTRUM

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Kevin Field conductor

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Old World and New World Symphonies

DISC OVERY

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor 26-27 Oct Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm
THE WORLD OF GUSTAV MAHLER

Charlie Chaplin: The Gold Rush

POPs

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Timothy Brock conductor

Mahlers Fifth

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Jean Efflam Bavouzet piano 30 Oct Wed 8.30pm
dfp showcase

Dec 2013
2 Dec Mon 8.30pm
DFP SPOTLIGHT

H ujan

Vienna Boys Choir

7-8 Dec Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm

Korngold Meets Brahms

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Nov 2013
9-10 Nov Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Martin Sieghart conductor Vilde Frang violin 10 Dec Tue 6.30pm MPO Chamber Players
CHAMBER CONCERT

The Maestros Two Hats


12 Nov Tue 8.30pm

age of elegance

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Kolja Blacher conductor & violin


A WORLD OF HARMONY

14-15 Dec Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm

Mahlers Songs

T H E W O R L D O F G U S TAV M A H L E R

TOYOTA CLASSICS 2013

North Czech Philharmonic Teplice Charles Olivieri-Munroe conductor Manual Blanco trumpet 16-17 Nov Sat 3.00pm, Sun 2.30pm & 4.30pm Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Kevin Field conductor Paul Rissmann presenter 18 Nov Mon 8.30pm
DFP SHOWCASE

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Hubert Soudant conductor Sara Mingardo contralto

Jan 2014
11-12 Jan Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm

Pictures at an Exhibition

family f U n day

Va Va Voom! From Vienna to Broadway

MPO SPECIALS

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Christian Schulz conductor Kimy McLaren soprano 14 Jan Tue 6.30pm MPO Chamber Players
LEGACY CHAMBER CONCERT

An Evening with Ottmar Liebert


23-24 Nov Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm

Symphonie Espangole

G R E AT V I O L I N C O N C E RT O S

18-19 Jan Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Kevin Field conductor Tianwa Yang violin 25 Nov Mon 8.30pm
D F P S howcase

Concerto for Orchestra

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Zoltan Kocsis conductor Kimy McLaren soprano 22 Jan Wed 6.30pm MPO Jam-Busters
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CHAMBER CONCERT

The Mozart Experience

FA M I LY F U N D AY

MPO Chamber Players 15-16 Mar Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm


D iscovery

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Benjamin Northey conductor Magic Circle Mime presenter

Russian & French Bonbons


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Zhang Yi conductor Edgar Moreau percussion
DISC OVERY

Feb 2014
8-9 Feb Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm

22-23 Mar Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm

In the Mood for Love: Stephen Rahman Hughes & the MPO

POPs

A Heros Life

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra David White conductor Stephen Rahman Hughes vocals 15-16 Feb Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm
T H E W O R L D O F G U S TAV M A H L E R

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Pablo Gonzlez conductor Javier Perianes piano 26 Mar Wed 6.30pm MPO Jam-Busters
MPO HAPPY HOUR

Mahlers First

29-30 Mar Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Till Fellner piano 22-23 Feb Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm
G reat V iolin C oncertos

A Schubert Soire

A ge of E legance

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Martin Haselboeck conductor

Twentieth-Century Masters
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Tibor Kovc violin 25 Feb Tue 6. 30pm MPO Chamber Players
CHAMBER CONCERT

Apr 2014
5-6 Apr Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm

Fiesta Mexicana

G reat V iolin C oncertos

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Alondra de la Parra conductor Josef Spacek violin 8 Apr Tue 6.30pm MPO Chamber Players
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Mar 2014
1-2 Mar Sat 3.00pm, Sun 2.30pm & 4.30pm

Creepy Crawly Songs

F amily F U n D ay

12-13 Apr Sat 3.00pm, Sun 2.30pm & 4.30pm

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Carl Davis conductor 8-9 Mar Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm
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A Clowns Guide to the Orchestra

F amily F U n D ay

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Melvin Tix clownductor 19-20 Apr Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Karina Gauvin soprano
T he world of G U stav M ahler

MPO Plays The Beatles

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Carl Davis conductor

Mahlers Fourth

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Triple Concerto

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Late Strauss, Early Bruckner


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor
G reat V iolin C oncertos

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Romantic Favourites

May 2014
3-4 May Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Lisa Ferschtman violin

The Spirit of the Dance

LEGACY

Jun 2014
3 Jun Tue 6.30pm MPO Chamber Players
M P O S pecial S CHAMBER CONCERT

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Kazuki Yamada conductor Benedetto Lupo piano 7 May Wed 6.30pm MPO Jam-Busters
MPO HAPPY HOUR

7-8 Jun Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm

Disneys Pixar in Concert

10-11 May Sat 3.00pm, Sun 2.30pm & 4.30pm

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra 14-15 Jun Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm


LEGACY

Moving Pictures
13 May Tue 6.30pm

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Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Wilson Hermanto conductor


CHAMBER CONCERT

Rachmaninoff Forever

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Stphane Denve conductor Steven Osborne piano 21-22 Jun Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm
D F P S howcase

MPO Chamber Players


D iscovery

17-18 May Sat 8.30pm, Sun 3.00pm

Quintessence: Ramli Ibrahim and the MPO


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Datuk Ramli Ibrahim Sutra Dance Theater

Brilliant Brothers

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ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES
ZOltN KOcsis The international career of Hungarian pianist and conductor Zoltn Kocsis, often regarded as one of the living legends of the keyboard, began when he won the Hungarian Radio Beethoven Competition in 1971. He was just 18. Since then he has played with virtually every important orchestra in the world and appeared at every major festival. In 1983 he helped found the Budapest Festival Orchestra and remained one of its artistic directors for 14 years. In 1997 Kocsis was appointed Music Director of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra. In recent years he has divided his time between conducting and performing as a pianist. He is also an accomplished composer. BENjaMiN NORtHEy Benjamin Northey is one of Australias leading musical gures. His breadth of experience has enabled him to traverse the widest range of musical styles, from standard orchestral repertory to new music, opera, ballet, innovative cross-genre collaborations, educational ventures and education and community outreach projects. His numerous prizes include rst prize in the Symphony Australia Young Conductor of the Year Competition in 2001. In 2011 he was appointed Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony. Magic CiRclE MiME Magic Circle Mime Company is widely regarded as one of todays premier family attractions. Their highly acclaimed performances, which unite the concert orchestra with visual theater, are consistently praised for imaginative and innovative content. Magic Circle Mimes performers are equally versed in music and acting, and have appeared with nearly every major orchestra across North America. In recent years they have become increasingly frequent visitors to Asian cities as well. Their last appearance in KL took place just last June, when they presented The Magic Horn. TIBOR KOVC Since 1992, Tibor Kovc has been a member of the Vienna Philharmonic, where he is now assistant principal of the second violin section. In his spare time he travels the world giving virtuoso performances of concertos. Kovc is also an avid chamber musician. In 2007 he and six others founded The Philharmonics, which now has its own subscription series of concerts in Viennas Konzerthaus. In late 2011 their DVD Waltzes was released on the Accentus label, and a few months later their new album Fascination Dance came out on Deutsche Grammophon. Kovc currently plays the Antonio Stardivari ex Rawark, which was awarded to him by the Austrian National Bank. in Barcelona and the Ravinia Festival in the U.S. In Spain he has participated in many renowned festivals, including those of Santander, Granada, Peralada and San Sebastin. Perianes has received critical acclaim for his recordings on Harmonia Mundi. MaRtiN HasElBcK Martin Haselbck returns to the MPO in the midst of a busy career as guest conductor with the worlds leading orchestras, including the Vienna Symphony, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Haselbck holds permanent positions as music director of Musica Angelica in Santa Monica, California, music director and founder of the Vienna Academy Orchestra, and conductor-inresidence of the Liszt Festival in Raiding, Austria. As an organist he has more than fty CDs to his credit, and teaches at the University of Vienna. TRiO WaNDERER Trio Wanderer consists of three musicians (piano, violin, cello) from the Conservatoire National Suprieur de Musique in Paris. They have won numerous prizes, including the prestigious ARD Competition in Munich and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in the United States. The group takes its name from Schuberts Wanderer Fantasy and more generally from German Romanticism, which is often imbued with the leitmotiv of the wandering traveler. These three French musicians are avid, open-minded wandering travelers who explore the world of music around the globe, performing in such venues as Berlins Philharmonie, Milans La Scala, Londons Wigmore Hall and Viennas Musikverein. TiMOtHy CHOOi Younger brother of Nikki, Timothy Chooi won the Grand Prize of the Montreal Symphonys 2010 Standard Life Competition at age 16. This led to numerous concert engagements with Canadas leading orchestras and concert societies. He has also toured in Chile with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas. In 2010, Chooi won the Special Violin Prize at the 2010 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition for Young Violinists in Oslo, Norway. LiZa FERscHtMaN Dutch violinist Liza Ferschtman, back in KL for the second time, is known for her passionate performances, interesting programs and communicative qualities on stage. The New York Times called her performance of Bernsteins Serenade nothing short of revelatory. In addition to appearing with virtually every orchestra in her native Holland, including the Royal Concertgebouw, Ferschtman has performed with orchestras across Europe and in Japan. Since 2007 she has been the artistic director of the Delft Chamber Music Festival. In 2006 she received the Dutch Music Prize, the highest accolade awarded to a musician in the Netherlands.

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CaRl DaVis Carl Davis is the consummate all-around musician. He regularly conducts the London Philharmonic and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in addition to traveling the world. He has written lm scores (The French Lieutenants Woman is probably his best known), music for more than one hundred television programs, concert works, ballet scores and orchestrations for the symphonic works of Paul McCartney. But Davis is best known for the many scores he has created to accompany silent lms, among them the original Ben-Hur and The Thief of Bagdad. His score for Abel Gances Napoleon is legendary. ZHaNg Yi With a vast repertory at his ngertips, Zhang Yi has conducted over 200 concerts in Asia and Europe He has led the China National Symphony Orchestra, the China Traditional Instrument Orchestra, Shanghai Radio Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, China Radio Symphony Orchestra and many others. From 1994 to 2000, Zhang Yi was Chief Conductor of the China Youth Symphony Orchestra, which he led in 1995-1996 on a tour of southeast Asia, including to Malaysia, where he was personally recognized by the King and Queen. In July 2008, he directed most of the music for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing, including the theme song You and Me. EDgaR MOREau Eighteen-year-old Edgar Moreau was born in Paris and began playing the cello at the age of four. He has recently become one of the most sought-after promising young musicians on the classical scene. He was noticed in 2009 during the Rostropovich Competition in Paris, where he received the Young Soloist Prize. He went on to international fame in 2011, when he won second prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at the age of seventeen. He has participated in many important festivals and academies, including the Verbier Festival Academy, La Roque dAnthron, the Acanthes Festival in Metz and the Colmar Festival. Edgar Moreau plays a David Tecchler cello made in 1711. PaBlO GONZlEZ Pablo Gonzlez is Music Director of the Orquestra Simfnica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya. He is known as a highly articulate and intelligent musician who combines musical passion with an assured technique. In addition to his work in Barcelona he has conducted the NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo), the Dallas Symphony, the Netherlands Philharmonic, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and many others. He has also served as associate conductor of the London Symphony. JaViER PERiaNEs The acclaim accorded pianist Javier Perianes by audiences and critics alike conrms his status as one of Spains most exciting new artists. Hugely popular with Spanish audiences, he has a growing international reputation as well. He has performed in New Yorks Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the Shanghai Conservatory, the Palau

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KaZuKi YaMaDa Kazuki Yamada is Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. He regularly appears also with many of Japans leading orchestras, including the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic and the Tokyo Symphony. He has also conducted the Philharmonia of London, the Orchestre de Paris and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2009 he won rst prize as well as the audience prize at the 51st Besancon International Competition for young conductors. In 2011 he received the Idemitsu Music Prize for young artists in Japan. BENEDEttO LupO Benedetto Lupo has been praised for his keen musical intelligence and probing intellect (Miami Herald) and for combining meticulous technique with romantic sensitivity (Birmingham News). After winning the bronze medal in the 1989 Van Cliburn Competition, he made acclaimed debuts with several major American orchestras as well as his New York City recital debut at Alice Tully Hall. Lupo teaches at the Nino Rota Conservatory in Italy, gives master classes around the world, and is featured in the Emmy-award winning documentary Here to Make Music. WilsON HERMaNtO The young American conductor Wilson Hermanto was born in Indonesia of Chinese descent. Now based in Switzerland, he regularly conducts many orchestras in that country as well as in neighboring France. In addition, he has had recent successful debuts with the London Philharmonic, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra. Hermanto was one of the last pupils of Carlo Maria Giulini at the Scuola Musica di Fiesole in Italy. EDMON COlOMER The Spanish conductor Edmon Colomer currently serves as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orquesta Filarmnica de Mlaga. Former positions as music director include with the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea, the Orchestre de Picardie in France, the Orquestra Simfnica de Balears and the Orquestra Simfnica del Valls in Spain. Edmon Colomer often links his conducting career with music education. The Spanish Ministry of Culture entrusted him with the creation of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain in 1983, and in 2002 the French Ministry of Culture awarded him the Chevalier dans lordre des palmes acadmiques. NiKKi CHOOi The Boston Globe described Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi as a model of taste and tonal renement. Chooi won the prize for Best Canadian Artist at the 2010 Montreal International Musical Competition and was a semi-nalist in the 2013 Competition. He was also an unranked winner in the 2012 Queen Elisabeth Competition. Chooi has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras across Canada and in Europe. In 2009, while still a student at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, he was invited to participate in the schools European tour.

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AlONDRa DE la PaRRa Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra has gained widespread attention for her spellbinding and vibrant performances, making her one of the most compelling conductors of her generation. De la Parra was the founder and artistic director of the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas from 2004-2011; in this capacity she was the rst Mexican woman to conduct a concert in New York City. In addition, she has conducted orchestras all over North and South America as well as in Japan, Russia, Lebanon and many countries of Europe. De la Parra made her Carnegie Hall debut as guest conductor of the New York Pops Orchestra. She is an ofcial Cultural Ambassador for Mexican Tourism. JOsEF paCEK Son of a Czech Philharmonic cellist, Josef pacek is himself now a member of that highly esteemed orchestra as concertmaster. He combines his position there with a ourishing solo career, making guest appearances in recitals and with orchestras in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. He was a laureate at the International Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 2012, he won the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in 2009, and the year before that received Third Prize at the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition. MElViN TiX Dont laugh. There really is such a thing as a clownductor. Thats someone like Melvin Tix (actually, he may be the only one), who combines the antics of a clown, the abilities of a balloon artist and the talent of a musician with the responsibilities of a conductor, all wrapped into a unique personality. He has given well over a thousand performances in sixteen countries in ten languages. Norwegian is his mother tongue, but he can also do his show in Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Estonian, English, German, Russian and Chinese. Now thats nothing to laugh about. KaRiNa GauViN Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin has a ourishing international career as a specialist in the Baroque repertory. She is renowned for her portrayals of characters in Handel operas, but also for roles in works by Mozart, Ravel and Britten. Among the worlds top orchestras she has sung with are the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony and numerous Baroque specialty orchestras like Tafelmusik (Toronto), the Venice Baroque Orchestra and the Akademie fr alte Musik (Berlin). Her performances with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra earned her Grammy Award nominations in 2007 and 2009. The sopranos extensive discography of over 30 titles has also won numerous awards,

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StpHaNE DENVE Stphane Denve is Chief Conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recognized internationally for the exceptional quality of his performances and programming, he regularly appears at major concert venues with the worlds leading orchestras and soloists. Recent engagements include his Carnegie Hall debut with the Boston Symphony and appearances with the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, London Symphony and the Philharmonia of London. He has a special afnity for music of his native France; the rst CD in his Roussel cycle was awarded a prestigious Diapason dOr. StEVEN OsBORNE Pianist Steven Osborne is one of Britains foremost musicians, renowned for his idiomatic approach to a wide variety of repertory from the mainstream classical works of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms to the rareed worlds of Messiaen, Tippett and Britten. He has won numerous awards and prizes, including the 2009 Gramophone Award for his recording of Brittens works for piano and orchestra as well as rst prize at both the Naumburg International Competition and the Clara Haskil Competition. He has performed in many of the worlds most prestigious halls, including the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Philharmonie in Berlin, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Carnegie Hall, New York.

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DaViD WHitE David White is one of the worlds leading musical directors and supervisors. He made his debut on Broadway at the age of 23 as musical director of the New Sadlers Wells Opera. As a young, classically-trained conductor and rehearsal pianist, he became the youngest musical director of a West End show with the worlds most successful musical, Les Misrables. As director, supervisor and arranger, he has also worked on such musicals and shows as Sunset Boulevard, Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady, South Pacic, A Little Night Music and The Far Pavilions. The Royal Academy of Music in London recently made him a Fellow of that institution for his contributions to the world of musical theatre. White serves as orchestrator, musical supervisor and director in From Here to Eternity, which opens in London in October 2013. StEpHEN RaHMaN HugHEs Stephen Rahman Hughes is an English actor of English, Welsh and Malay ancestry. As an engaging and versatile performer, his career has spanned the stage, television and lm. He has starred in Emmerdale, Bad Girls, Doctors and Dream Team. In 2006, Rahman Hughes starred as Hang Tuah in the Malaysian musical production of Puteri Gunung Ledang. In 2011, the actor made his breakthrough onto the silver screen in the lead role in the Malaysian lm Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa. He is also a vocalist in the recently formed male opera group Teatro. Till FEllNER Austrian pianist Till Fellner, widely known as a protg of the legendary Alfred Brendel, soared to international fame a decade ago and has remained in the spotlight ever since, performing with the worlds most prestigious orchestras and giving recitals in the most famous concert halls. As with Brendel, Mozart and Beethoven are his specialties, with probing musicianship and awless technical command the keynotes of his playing. Between 2008 and 2010 he undertook a worldwide cycle of all 32 Beethoven sonatas, and he is currently recording the ve concertos with the Montreal Symphony.

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AU G U S T 2 0 1 3

17 Aug Sat 8.30pm 18 Aug Sun 3.00pm

Malaysia in Symphony 15th Anniversary Concert


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Tengku Ahmad Irfan piano JONGEN Malaysia PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No.2 IRFAN Sahibul Hikayat Fantasy Overture R. STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier Waltzes

GALA

31 Aug Sat 8.30pm 1 Sep Sun 3.00pm


LEGACY

The Lover and the Rascal


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Robert Levin piano Ya-Fei Chuang piano R. STRAUSS Don Juan MOZART Concerto for Two Pianos POULENC Concerto for Two Pianos R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel
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SEPTEMBER 2013
7 Sep Sat 8.30pm | 8 Sep Sun 3.00pm
AGE OF ELEGANCE

Romeo & Juliet

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor James Ehnes violin SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No.1 PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet Suites James Ehnes, one of the brightest stars of the violin, joins Music Director Claus Peter Flor in Shostakovichs First Concerto, one of their specialties. Darkly introspective, reflective and somber in mood, the concerto invariably leaves audiences profoundly moved. Equally moving is Prokofievs Romeo and Juliet, the most successful full-length, three-act ballet score of the twentieth century. The music contains a wealth of memorable themes, passionate lyricism and compelling rhythmic excitement.

The Art of the Countertenor


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Bernard Labadie conductor Robin Blaze countertenor HAYDN Symphony No.89 HANDEL Arias for Countertenor MOZART Symphony No.39 This is the first time a countertenor will perform with the MPO. A countertenor is a male singer whose range is that of the female alto voice. No one wrote more wonderful music for this type of voice than Handel.
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James Ehnes

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SEPTEMBER 2013
14 Sep Sat 8.30pm | 15 Sep Sun 3.00pm
POPS

21 Sep Sat 8.30pm


DFP SENI FEST

The Music of James Bond


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Michael Krajewski conductor Debbie Gravitte soprano ARNOLD Suite from Casino Royale ADKINS/EPWORTH Skyfall BARRY Theme from Goldfinger JONES Theme from Austin Powers SONDHEIM Sooner or Later from Dick Tracy MANCINI Theme from The Pink Panther
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MPO Rocks

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra The MPO lets its hair down and rocks the house with the cream of Malaysian rock stars. This much anticipated Classical meets Rock! collaboration will feature our favourite ol skool rockers in full gusto combined with the energy of the MPO.
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22 Sep Sun 8.30pm


DFP SENI FEST

16 Sep Mon 8.30pm


DFP SENI FEST

MPO and All That Jazz


MPO Jazz Orchestra Allow 3 lovely ladies (Atilia Haron, Elvira Arul and Dina Rizal) from the Malaysian Jazz scene to take your breath away and make this a truly unforgettable soulful nite with the MPO.
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Malam Melayu Klasik


Badan Kesenian Yayasan Warisan Johor DFP Seni Fest celebrates Malaysia Day with the soothing melodies of Melayu Asli songs resonating in Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS. Listen to the music while being serenaded by Malaysias renowned artists backed by Badan Kesenian Yayasan Warisan Johor in a night full of wonderful nostalgic memories.
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24 Sep Tue 6.30pm


CHAMBER CONCERT

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18 Sep Wed 8.30pm


DFP SENI FEST

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Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Kevin Field conductor SPECTRUM is a multidisciplinary initiative integrating ideas from the combination of two or more arts. SPECTRUM will combine dancers and choreogaphers from a variety of backgrounds accompanied live by MPO musicians. MPO Associate Conductor Kevin Field will lead this interactive performance, the likes of which have yet to be seen on the DFP stage.
ALL SEATS: RM35

28 Sep Sat 3.00pm | 29 Sep Sun 2.30pm & 4.30pm

Fun with Alasdair Malloy


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Laurent Campellone conductor Alasdair Malloy presenter Presenter Alasdair Malloy has been dedicating his time devising exciting and innovative programmes that he presents to audiences of all ages with orchestras around the world. By linking each programme to subjects as diverse as sport, magic, puppetry, pirates and food, coupled with his relaxed and conversational style of presentation, Alasdair leads the audience on an adventure through many musical styles, demonstrating the amazing and surprising sounds of the orchestra.
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family f U n day

20 Sep Fri 8.30pm


DFP SENI FEST

Makyung Raja Besar Negeri Ho Gading


Kumpulan Makyung Kijang Emas, JKKN Kelantan Makyung Raja Besar Negeri Ho Gading tells a story of a King from the kingdom of Ho Gading who has seven princes.
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OCTOBER 2013
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LEGACY

19 Oct Sat 8.30pm | 20 Oct Sun 3.00pm


DISC OVERY

Lisztomania
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Olari Elts conductor Nareh Arghamanian piano RACHMANINOFF The Isle of the Dead LISZT Piano Concerto No.2 LISZT Totentanz SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.9 Whimsical and fantastic magical and gorgeous, wrote one critic about Liszts Piano Concerto No. 2. In the Totentanz, the pianist pours forth streams of highly virtuosic arpeggios and cascades of glittering double octaves. Be prepared to be impressed! Shostakovichs sparkling Ninth Symphony closes a program that opens with Rachmaninoffs darkly scored Isle of the Dead.
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Old World and New World Symphonies


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.4 Italian DVOK Symphony No.9 New World Mendelssohns Fourth and Dvoks Ninth are the most famous symphonies by these composers. One is from the Old World Mendelssohns Italian symphony, inspired by the sunny vitality of old Italy; the other is from the New World Dvoks New World symphony, written while the composer was living and teaching in New York.
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Mahlers Fifth

T he world of G U stav M ahler

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano HAYDN Piano Concerto in D Major MAHLER Symphony No.5 Mahlers Fifth Symphony is made up of a fascinating, ever-changing, kaleidoscopic of orchestral detail. Virtuosity is demanded from every player. Raging outbursts, heaven-storming triumphs, uncontrollable grief, shattering climaxes and more are found throughout this 75-minute symphony. As a prelude to this listening experience, we hear an example of Viennese classicism at its most refined, Haydns last piano concerto.
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8 Oct Tue 8.30pm

Sheila Majid & Harvey Malaiholo


Sheila Majid vocals Harvey Malaiholo vocals The King and Queen of Jazz from the two nations take centre stage in a one night only charity concert. Jointly presented by Kelab Sukan Rekreasi PETRONAS and Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, expect to hear some of Dato Sheila Majid and Harvey Malaiholos greatest hits.
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12 Oct Sat 8.30pm | 13 Oct Sun 3.00pm


MPO SPECIALS

The Music of Michael Jackson


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Brent Havens conductor James Delisco vocals/dancer From his early years with the Jackson 5 to his mega-hit album Thriller and beyond, Michael Jackson stormed the music industry with hit after hit. Windbornes Music of Michael Jackson takes you through each era of this storied performer from ABC, Ill Be There and Got To Be There through Beat It, Thriller, Rock With You, The Way You Make Me Feel and many, many more.

Vienna Boys Choir

DFP SHOWCASE

No group of child musicians has won more renown than the incomparable Vienna Boys Choir, founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498. Six centuries later, the famed Vienna Boys Choir continues to delight music-lovers across the globe with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and a diverse, crowd pleasing repertoire that encompasses Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, beloved pop songs and holiday favourites. Prepare to be enthralled by the gifted musicians with voices of unforgettable beauty.
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NOVEMBER 2013
9 Nov Sat 8.30pm | 10 Nov Sun 3.00pm 23 Nov Sat 8.30pm | 24 Nov Sun 3.00pm
A ge of E legance G reat V iolin C oncertos

The Maestros Two Hats


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Kolja Blacher conductor & violin BRITTEN Frank Bridge Variations MOZART Violin Concerto No.5 BEETHOVEN Romance No.1 in G MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.1 German violinist and conductor Kolja Blacher wears two hats for his debut with the MPO. His program includes works by Mozart and Beethoven, in which he is both soloist and conductor, and two works by Mendelssohn and Britten.
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Symphonie Espagnole
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Kevin Field conductor Tianwa Yang violin LALO Rapsodie norvgienne LALO Symphonie espagnole LUTOSAWSKI Concerto for Orchestra Young Chinese violinist Tianwa Yang makes her MPO debut playing Lalos Symphonie espagnole. (Although titled a Spanish Symphony, it is really a violin concerto, with violin solo and Spanish motifs throughout the piece.)
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TOYOTA Classics 2013


North Czech Philharmonic Teplice Charles Olivieri-Munroe conductor Manual Blanco trumpet Toyota Classics presents the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice, a renowned orchestra that has made a significant impact on European culture over the last century.
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D F P S howcase

16 Nov Sat 3.00pm | 17 Nov Sun 2.30pm & 4.30pm

Pictures at an Exhibition
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Kevin Field conductor Paul Rissmann presenter Presenter Paul Rissman devises and presents orchestral concerts for people of all ages. His formula is simple - choose the best possible music and find the most exciting way to introduce the incredible sound of the orchestra to new listeners.
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F amily F U n D ay

MEZZOFORTE is considered one of Europes most important fusion bands. From Iceland, the bands origin helps you understand its special, immediately recognizable sound.
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Charlie Chaplin: The Gold Rush


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Timothy Brock conductor One of the most beloved of Charles Chaplins films (and Chaplins personal favourite), The Gold Rush is set in the icy wastes of the Alaskan gold fields, and blends action and slapstick comedy together seamlessly. In 1942, Chaplin released a new version of The Gold Rush, taking the original silent 1925 film and adding a musical score which he composed himself. American composer/ conductor Timothy Brock has restored Chaplins original orchestra score, which he will premiere in Malaysia with the MPO, along with a screening of The Gold Rush.
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18 Nov Mon 8.30pm

An Evening with Ottmar Liebert

D F P S howcase

Grammy Award nominee Ottmar Liebert is one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world and releasing a catalogue of award winning platinum and gold albums. An Evening with Ottmar Liebert is a one of its kind music treat as this Nouveau Flamenco genius will also be performing with his band Luna Negra.
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DECEMBER 2013
2 Dec Mon 8.30pm
DFP SPOTLIGHT

10 Dec Tue 6.30pm


CHAMBER CONCERT

Like their name (HUJAN means rain in English), HUJANs music alternates between light, heavy and torrential storms, a reflection of the many stories, moods and agendas embedded in their songs. Equipped with amazing talents and energetically entertaining live performances, the band continues to blaze the trail with a wave of forward-thinking local independent musicians.
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Hujan

MPO Chamber Players Join MPO musicians for an hour of Chamber Music.
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14 Dec Sat 8.30pm | 15 Dec Sun 3.00pm

Mahlers Songs
Hujan

T he world of G U stav M ahler

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Hubert Soudant conductor Sara Mingardo contralto BRAHMS Tragic Overture MAHLER Kindertotenlieder SCHUMANN Symphony No.2 Gustav Mahlers grief-laden Kindertotenlieder song cycle features contralto Sara Mingardo. Mahler was fascinated, almost obsessed, with details of orchestration, both in his own works and in those of others. He was a keen judge of what worked and what didnt. To this end, listeners already familiar with Schumanns wonderful Second Symphony should find a wonderful sense of discovery in Mahlers revision of this work.
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7 Dec Sat 8.30pm | 8 Dec Sun 3.00pm

Korngold Meets Brahms


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Martin Sieghart conductor Vilde Frang violin Kodly Dances of Galnta KORNGOLD Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No.2 Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang returns to the MPO to perform Korngolds superb Violin Concerto. Korngold was also a Hollywood film music composer, and like many of Korngolds other serious works in traditional genres, the violin concerto borrows thematic material from his movie scores. The program opens with Kodlys brilliant Dances of Galnta and closes with Brahms seminal Second Symphony.
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11 Jan Sat 8.30pm | 12 Jan Sun 3.00pm 18 Jan Sat 8.30pm | 19 Jan Sun 3:00pm
M P O S pecial S legacy

Va Va Voom! From Vienna to Broadway


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Christian Schulz conductor Kimy McLaren soprano OFFENBACH Invocation Vnus from La Belle Hlne THOMAS Overture from Mignon ROMBERG Ballet Music from The Student Prince GERSHWIN Suite from Girl Crazy BERNSTEIN I feel pretty from West Side Story LOEWE I could have danced all night from My Fair Lady
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Concerto for Orchestra


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Zoltan Kocsis conductor Kimy McLaren soprano DEBUSSY Marche cossaise DEBUSSY (arr. Kocsis) Ariettes oublies DEBUSSY (arr. Ravel) Danse (Tarantelle styrienne) DEBUSSY (arr. Kocsis) Les Ingnus, Fantoches, Rondeau, Caprice, Le Faune, Fte galante, Nol des enfants qui nont plus de maison BARTK Concerto for Orchestra Zoltn Kocsis, best known as an outstanding pianist, now takes to the podium for a most interesting program combining Bartks best-known orchestral composition, the Concerto for Orchestra (solos for everyone!) with a selection of short, little-known works of Debussy, including Kocsis own arrangements of some very beautiful songs.
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22 Jan Wed 6.30pm


M P O H appy H o U r

MPO Jam-Busters For a totally different concert-going experience, come join some of the MPO musicians and their friends as they let their hair down for informal, earlyevening events that are sure to surprise you and whet your appetite for more!
ALL SEATS: RM30

25 Jan Sat 3.00pm 26 Jan Sun 2.30pm & 4.30pm

The Mozart Experience


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Benjamin Northey conductor Magic Circle Mime presenter A street musician is caught playing the orchestras grand piano. Much to her surprise, the conductor does not scold her, but instead offers her the chance to be Mozart. The street musician and her companion must now confront dilemmas and opportunities similar to those faced by Mozart in this musical adventure filled with examples of his greatest music.
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Magic Circle Mime

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8 Feb Sat 8.30pm 9 Feb Sun 3.00pm

In the Mood for Love: Stephen Rahman Hughes & the MPO
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra David White conductor Stephen Rahman Hughes vocals Vocalist Stephen Rahman Hughes returns to Kuala Lumpur and the MPO for two special Valentines performances featuring romantic hits including Unchained Melody, My Funny Valentine, L.O.V.E., and Frank Sinatra songs.
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22 Feb Sat 8.30pm | 23 Feb Sun 3.00pm

Twentieth-Century Masters
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Tibor Kovc violin

G reat V iolin C oncertos

15 Feb Sat 8.30pm 16 Feb Sun 3.00pm

BARTK Violin Concerto No. 2 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 6 The Hungarian Bla Bartk and the Russian Dmitri Shostakovich were two of the towering figures of twentieth-century music. Both led highly stressful lives, both suffered under repressive political regimes, and both turned out music brimming with fiery emotions and intensity. Bartks Second Violin Concerto features soloist Tibor Kovc, a section leader of the Vienna Philharmonic second violins since 1992.
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Mahlers First

T he world of G U stav M ahler

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Till Fellner piano MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22, K.482 MAHLER Symphony No. 1 Mozart and Mahler make a perfect pair on symphony programs. Both enjoyed their greatest acclaim and financial success in Vienna, Mozart in the 1780s, Mahler a little more than a century later. If there is one genre in which Mozart excelled consistently above all others, it is the piano concerto. Nearly every work is a masterpiece. For Mahler, it was the symphony. This concert offers a prime example of each.
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MARCH 2014
1 Mar Sat 3.00pm | 2 Mar Sun 2.30pm & 4.30pm 22 Mar Sat 8.30pm | 23 Mar Sun 3.00pm
family f U n day DISC OVERY

Creepy Crawly Songs


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Carl Davis conductor Bugs, insects, creepy crawlies... Whatever we call them, theyre miniature marvels who live out their fascinating lives mostly hidden from sight. Combining music by Carl Davis, lyrics by Hiawyn Oram and illustrations by Satoshi Kitamura, our Creepy Crawly Songs concerts are sure to delight young audiences.
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A Heros Life

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Pablo Gonzlez conductor Javier Perianes piano ROSSINI William Tell Overture CHOPIN Piano Concerto No.1 STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben Who is the hero of Strausss mighty tone poem Ein Heldenleben (A Heros Life)? Is it Strauss himself? Or someone else? No matter. The score is replete with opulent sounds, glowing orchestration, huge climaxes, enormous energy and a veritable kaleidoscope of tonal colors. This Discovery concert offers also a deep contrast between this eruptive music and the tenderness of Chopins First Piano Concerto, featuring pianist Javier Perianes.
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MPO Plays The Beatles


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Carl Davis conductor The Beatles achieved a level of celebrity and adoration never seen before or since in modern times. They were more than a band. They symbolized an era, an essential part of our collective consciousness of the 1960s a time of hope and magic, of freedom and change, of challenge and conquest. The heart of Beatledom is of course the music. So come hear a selection of Beatles songs. Some of your favorites are sure to be on this program.
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Pablo Gonzlez

Javier Perianes

11 Mar Tue 6.30pm


CHAMBER CONCERT

26 Mar Wed 6.30pm


MPO HAPPY HOUR

MPO Chamber Players Join MPO musicians for an hour of Chamber Music.
ALL SEATS: RM20

MPO Jam-Busters For a totally different concert-going experience, come join some of the MPO musicians and their friends as they let their hair down for informal, earlyevening events that are sure to surprise you and whet your appetite for more!
ALL SEATS: RM30

15 Mar Sat 8.30pm | 16 Mar Sun 3.00pm

Russian & French Bonbons


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Zhang Yi conductor Edgar Moreau cello BORODIN Polovtsian Dances SAINT-SANS Cello Concerto No.1 Making his Asia debut, the young French cellist Edgar Moreau performs the difficult First Cello concerto of Saint-Sans along with Faurs beautiful lgie. Alexander Borodin was one of the Mighty Five of late-nineteenth-century Russian music, the group whose avowed intent was to stamp their music with a distinctly Russian flavor in place of the European style that prevailed at the time. This Russian-ness is heard to great effect in the spectacular Polovtsian Dances and in the Second Symphony.
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discovery

29 Mar Sat 8.30pm 30 Mar Sun 3.00pm

A Schubert Soire
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Martin Haselboeck conductor SCHUBERT Rosamunde Overture SCHUBERT Symphony No.8 Unfinished SCHUBERT Symphony No.9 The Great
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This concert gives us a full program of music by one of Viennas most beloved composers: his two best-known symphonies, plus an overture. Schuberts last symphony is his crowning achievement, a work that Schumann dubbed the symphony of heavenly length it transports us all into a world where I cannot recall ever having been before.
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Michael Jackson
BRENT HAVENS conductor JAMES DELISCO vocals / dancer
SATURDAY 12 OCT 8.30PM SUNDAY 13 OCT 3.00PM

the music of

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APRIL 2014
12 Apr Sat 3.00pm 13 Apr Sun 2.30pm & 4.30pm 5 Apr Sat 8.30pm 6 Apr Sun 3.00pm

A Clowns Guide to the Orchestra


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Melvin Tix clownductor Audiences who have experienced the fantastic Clownductor Melvin Tix, the conducting clown, in action know that great music and hysterical laughter await them when he returns to the MPO. His unique ability to introduce the symphony orchestra and to convey the joy of music appeals to audiences of all ages.
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family f U n day

Fiesta Mexicana
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Alondra de la Parra conductor Josef Spacek violin

G reat V iolin C oncertos

BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No.3 MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto GINASTERA Dances from Estancia SANTOS Encruzilhada MRQUEZ Danzn No.2 Making her Malaysia debut, the young Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra, heralded as one of the most compelling conductors of her generation, leads the MPO in folk- and danceinspired music from Argentina (Ginastera), Portugal (Santos) and Mexico (Mrquez).
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Melvin Tix

19 Apr Sat 8.30pm | 20 Apr Sun 3.00pm

130

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100

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70

RM

50
Alondra de la Parra

Mahlers Fourth

T he world of G U stav M ahler

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Karina Gauvin soprano MOZART Le Nozze di Figaro Overture MOZART Il Re Pastore and Le Nozze di Figaro arias MAHLER Symphony No. 4 Juno Award winner soprano Karina Gauvin performs some of her signature repertoire with the MPO Mozart arias. She also brings her artistry to the finale of Gustav Mahlers transcendently beautiful Fourth Symphony: The fourth movement incorporates a song, Das himmlische Leben (The Heavenly Life), written by Mahler seven years earlier.
RM

8 Apr Tue 6.30pm


CHAMBER CONCERT

MPO Chamber Players Join MPO musicians for an hour of Chamber Music.
ALL SEATS: RM20

130

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100

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70

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50

26 Apr Sat 8.30pm | 27 Apr Sun 3.00pm

Triple Concerto
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor

A ge of E legance

Trio Wanderer Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabdian violin Raphal Pidoux cello Vincent Coq piano

WEBER Euryanthe Overture BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.3 Scottish Music by three of the greatest German composers of the early nineteenth century make up this program: from Weber the Overture to his opera Euryanthe, filled with the composers characteristic grandeur and brilliance; from Beethoven the first and still best-known concerto ever written for combined violin, cello and piano and from Mendelssohn his classically-chiseled Scottish Symphony, music ofgentle charm, melodiousness and imaginative ideas.
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Trio Wanderer

130

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100

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70

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M AY 2 0 1 4
3 May Sat 8.30pm | 4 May Sun 3.00pm 13 May Tue 6.30pm
CHAMBER CONCERT legacy

The Spirit of the Dance


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Kazuki Yamada conductor Benedetto Lupo piano KHACHATURIAN Masquerade SCRIABIN Piano Concerto RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances
RM

MPO Chamber Players Join MPO musicians for an hour of Chamber Music.
ALL SEATS: RM20

17 May Sat 8.30pm | 18 May Sun 3.00pm

130

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100

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70

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50

Brilliant Brothers
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Edmon Colomer conductor Timothy Chooi violin Nikki Chooi violin SAINT-SANS Violin Concerto No.3 BACH Concerto for 2 Violins BRUCH Violin Concerto No.1 TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Overture

discovery

Kazuki Yamada

Benedetto Lupo

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130

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100

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70

RM

50

7 May Wed 6.30pm


M P O H appy H o U r

24 May Sat 8.30pm | 25 May Sun 3.00pm

MPO Jam-Busters For a totally different concert-going experience, come join some of the MPO musicians and their friends as they let their hair down for informal, early-evening events that are sure to surprise you and whet your appetite for more!
ALL SEATS: RM30

Late Strauss, Early Bruckner


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor STRAUSS Metamorphosen BRUCKNER Symphony No.3
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legacy

130

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100

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70

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50

10 May Sat 3.00pm | 11 May Sun 2.30pm & 4.30pm

Moving Pictures
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Wilson Hermanto conductor These concerts feature screen projections of drawings by talented Malaysian school children, accompanied by the MPO playing the music of Debussy and Ravel. Debussys Childrens Corner was written for his daughter and is a picture of childhood and of his daughters toys. Ravels Mother Goose suite was originally written as a piano duet for two children, Mimi and Jean, 6 and 7 years old.
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family f U n day

31 May Sat 8.30pm | 1 Jun Sun 3.00pm

Romantic Favourites
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Claus Peter Flor conductor Liza Ferschtman violin BRAHMS Violin Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.6 Pathetique
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G reat V iolin C oncertos

130

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100

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70

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80

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60

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40

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20

44

Liza Ferschtman

JUNE 2014
3 Jun Tue 6.30pm
CHAMBER CONCERT

14 Jun Sat 8.30pm | 15 Jun Sun 3.00pm

MPO Chamber Players Join MPO musicians for an hour of Chamber Music.
ALL SEATS: RM20

Rachmaninoff Forever
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Stphane Denve conductor Steven Osborne piano RACHMANINOFF Vocalise RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No.2 POULENC Les biches (Suite) ROUSSELL Bacchus & Ariane Suite No.2
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legacy

7 Jun Sat 8.30pm | 8 Jun Sun 3.00pm

Disneys Pixar in Concert


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Since the release of Toy Story in 1995, Pixar has revolutionized the filmmaking industry by being one of the most inventive and distinctive animation companies. Their award-winning films offer an incredible visual and aural experience for audiences of all ages. For the first time, the MPO will perform memorable music, together with visually stunning clips, from some of Pixars famous feature films including Toy Story and Finding Nemo. Presentation licensed by Disney Concert Library Disney/ Pixar.
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M P O specials

130

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100

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70

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50

250

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180

| RM

130

RM

90

StphaneDenve

Steven Osborne

21 Jun Sat 8.30pm | 22 Jun Sun 3.00pm

Quintessence: Ramli Ibrahim and the MPO


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Datuk Ramli Ibrahim and Sutra Dance Theater Three seminal works of Debussy, Ravel and Stravinsky are re-envisioned by Malaysian dancer and choreographer, Datuk Ramli Ibrahim. Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Scheherazade and The Firebird represent a tapestry of romantic and transcendent encounters with the strangely exotic in both dance and music. Datuk Ramli Ibrahim, familiar to Malaysians not only for Indian classical dance but also for his pioneering contemporary dance forays, choreographs to these well-known compositions. Datuk Ramlis choreography, inspired by Asian dance vocabularies will take the audience on a quintessence journey where thecolours and movement of Asian modern danceare infused with exalted sounds of these great composers.

DFP SHOWCASE

RM

250

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180

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130

RM

60

Datuk Ramli Ibrahim

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C oncessions

2013/14 SEASON SUBSCRIBERS & SENIOR CITIZENS (55+ years)

15

OFF

ALL TICKET PRICES

GROUP BOOKINGS

TICKET PRICES FOR GROUPS OF 10-24

10

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TICKET PRICES FOR GROUPS OF 25-49

15

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FREE TICKETS

TICKET PRICES FOR GROUPS OF 50 OR MORE

20

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FREE TICKETS

MPO, MPYO, CHAMBER & HAPPY HOUR Concerts


Excluding Family Fun Day

STUDENTS

MPO SPECIALS, DFP SHOWCASE & DFP SPOTLIGHT

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15
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30

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Note: Discounts cannot be combined. No concessions, group booking discounts and student price for Toyota Classics 2013. Tickets for Toyota Classics 2013 concert will be on sale at a later date. Valid ID required for Senior Citizens and Students.

PER STUDENT

Sat 26 Oct 13, 8.30pm Sun 27 Oct 13, 3.00pm

Mahlers Fifth

Mahlers Songs

Sat 14 Dec 13, 8.30pm Sun 15 Dec 13, 3.00pm

Mahlers First
Sat 15 Feb 14, 8.30pm Sun 16 Feb 14, 3.00pm

Mahlers Fourth
Sat 19 Apr 14, 8.30pm Sun 20 Apr 14, 3.00pm

The World of

GUSTA V MAHLER
SEE THE COMPLETE WORLD OF GUSTAV MAHLER PACKAGE ON PAGE 18
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B ooking I nformation
BOOKINGS may be made At the Box Office Online: mpo.com.my and dfp.com.my Phone: +603-2051 7007 Fax: +603-2051 7077 E-mail: dfp_boxoffice@petronas.com.my Post: The Box Office, Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, Level 2, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur BOX OFFICE HOURS Tue-Sat: 10.30am to 6.30pm Performance nights: 10.30am to 9pm Performance Sundays: 12noon to concert time Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays unless a concert is scheduled. CARDS ACCEPTED The following credit cards are accepted: Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Diners Club. CONDITIONS OF SALE Valid tickets are required for admittance into the concert hall. No refunds. All sales are final. Discounts and concessions cannot be combined. Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS reserves the right to introduce discounts and other price changes, and vary seating arrangement without notice. Out of consideration for both audience and artists, children under the age of 8 are not allowed in the concert hall unless otherwise indicated. For Family Fun Day concerts, children aged 4 and above will be admitted with paid admission. The artistic programme (including all artists and repertoire for this season) is subject to change without notice. EXCHANGES Tickets may be exchanged up to 72 hours prior to the original performance for another performance in this Season. Exchanges are done on a ticket for ticket basis and any difference in price will either be charged or forfeited. All exchanges must be done in person at the Box Office and the original tickets must be returned. Lost/reprinted tickets cannot be exchanged. All exchanges carry a non-refundable fee of RM5 per ticket. SEATING CATEGORY P = Premium A = A Reserve B = B Reserve C = C Reserve S = Suite Seating plan is subject to change. Please refer to page 49. WHEELCHAIR USERS A ticket purchased by a wheelchair user entitles him/her to a free ticket for a companion.

G E N E R A L I nformation
DRESS CODE Gala Concert: Long-sleeved batik or lounge suit. All Other Performances: Smart casual. PARKING Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP) is situated at the PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre. There is a basement autopay car park at KLCC. When you enter the basement car park, follow the signs marked Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS which will lead you to the lifts that will take you straight to the concert hall foyer instead of the shopping centre.

Strictly NO Jeans, Denim, Shorts, Collarless T-shirts/Singlets, Sneakers and Slippers at any time.

PREPAID PARKING tickets are available for purchase from the merchandise counters. It is valid only on the day of purchase and for entry after 7pm until 12 midnight. FACILITIES FOR THE DISABLED Facilities for wheelchair users include a ramp to the foyer, a lift with low-level buttons, levelled floor and a designated wheelchair position in the stalls. A unisex toilet for customers with disabilities is available at the Stalls, Circle and Upper Circle levels. An induction loop is available in the Stalls and relays the performance to those using hearing aids with a T-setting. Please advise our Box Office staff at the time you book your tickets if you require the above services. LATECOMERS Concerts at DFP begin promptly at the advertised starting time. No latecomers will be admitted until the interval or a suitable break in the programme. Members of the audience who leave the hall before or during the performance will not be re-admitted until the next suitable break. Latecomers to Chamber/Happy Hour/Family Fun Day/DFP Spotlight concerts will not be admitted as these concerts are only one hour long with no suitable breaks. As a courtesy to the performers and other audience members, please remain in your seat until the concert has concluded. ELECTRONIC DEVICES (including mobile phones, pagers, watch alarms). All concert goers are requested to switch off their mobile phones, pagers, watch alarms and other electronic devices before entering the concert hall. All usage of mobile phones such as the Short Messaging Service (SMS) is prohibited, this is to ensure an ideal concert experience both for the performers and other audience members. RECORDING EQUIPMENT (including cameras, video recorders, tape recorders, mobile phones). All forms of recording and photography equipment are strictly prohibited in the concert hall. We seek the co-operation and understanding of all audience members in observing this policy. BAG CHECKS The safety and security of our patrons are of utmost importance to us. Whether you decide to deposit your bags or bring them into the hall, your bags may be subject to security checks. However, all bulky items, plastic carriers, backpacks, large briefcases and umbrellas must be placed at the lockers at Level 1. LOCKERS Free locker facilities are available at Level 1 of the concert hall. It is opened 30 minutes before performance until 30 minutes after its conclusion. FOOD & DRINKS are not allowed in the concert hall. NO SMOKING Smoking is strictly prohibited in the concert hall. ENQUIRIES Customer Relationship Management Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS Level 2, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur Tel: +603-2051 7008 Fax: +603-2051 2412 E-mail: dfp_contactus@petronas.com.my ONLINE INFORMATION mpo.com.my Like us on Facebook fb.mpo.com.my

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Strictly NO jeans, denim, shorts, collarless T-shirts/singlets, sneakers, sport shoes, sports attire and slippers at any time. Ticket holders shall be denied admission if inappropriately dressed; no refunds will be given.

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Disneys Pixar in Concert


7 Jun 2014 Sat 8.30pm 8 Jun 2014 Sun 3.00pm

See THE complete MPO Specials package on page 20

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C orporate H ospitality & S ponsorship Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP) is Malaysias prestigious concert hall located at the magnificent PETRONAS Twin Towers. This world class venue is home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and hosts over 100 varied performances throughout its calendar year. Built in 1998, DFP continues to connect and fulfill each guest with timeless charm and superior acoustics. This beautiful venue comfortably seats 920 guests with each of its 19 corporate suites having its own premium box seats, butler service and deluxe catering. DFP provides you and your company with exclusive branding and marketing mileage with our Corporate Hospitality and Sponsorship Packages. Our customised packages include the opportunity to co-present a concert, host an event or share our corporate social responsibility via our Education and Outreach activities.

For more information on our Corporate Hospitality, Sponsorship or Co-Promotional Activities, please call us at 603-2051 7008 or email us at dfp_contactus@petronas.com.my www.dfp.com.my | www.mpo.com.my DFP and MPO sponsorship initiatives and donations are tax deductible.

A cknowledgement
Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledge those listed below and all other individuals and corporations who have provided invaluable assistance and unwavering commitment to our mission of advancing the appreciation of music. Philanthropic sponsorship is vital for the concert hall and the orchestras future development. We look forward to working with you in a mutually rewarding partnership in support of the arts.
PRINC IPA L D ONOR

C ORPOR AT E SU ITE PRE MIUM ME MBE RS

C ORPOR ATE SU ITE C LU B ME MBE RS

C OM M UNIT Y OUT REACH C ONT RIBU TOR

E DU C ATION & OU TRE AC H D ONOR

PART N ER HOT ELS

concert Co-Sponsor (2012/13 season)

HALL HIRERS

Concert Co-Presenters

UMW Toyota Yamaha Music Alumni Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Kelab Sukan dan Rekreasi PETRONAS (KSRP) Yayasan UTP

Alliance Franaise de Kuala Lumpur Embassy of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy of Spain Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur

Box Office:

Ground Floor, Tower 2 PETRONAS Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur City Centre 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Email:

dfp_boxoffice@petronas.com.my
Box Office Telephone:

603-2051 7007 mpo.com.my dfp.com.my

Online Info & Tickets:

mpo.com.my