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TICKETS ON SALE DATES

CONTENTS 03

Message from The Patron

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Message from The Chief Executive Officer

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Board of Directors & Trustees and Management

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Resident Conductors

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Concert Series

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Season at a Glance

*BAROQUE 14 DECEMBER 2018 onwards

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Concert Programme

*CLASSICAL 17 DECEMBER 2018 onwards

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Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS

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Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

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Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

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MPO/MPYO Season Repertoire Index

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Concessions

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Subscriber Privileges

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How to Subscribe Online

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Co-Promotional Partners

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Booking & General Information

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Getting Here

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Make an Impression

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Acknowledgements

Please be informed that there will be no launch event on these dates.

SUBSCRIPTION & SINGLE TICKETS *RENAISSANCE 11 DECEMBER 2018 onwards

*Eligible for Anniversary Special season subscribers only GENERAL PUBLIC 20 DECEMBER 2018 onwards

WAYS TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE mpo.com.my BOX OFFICE Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS Ground Floor, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur. PHONE 603-2331 7007

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 © 2019 by DEWAN FILHARMONIK PETRONAS (Co. No. 462692-X) and MALAYSIAN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (Co. No. 463127-H) All rights reserved. No part of this brochure may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the copyright owners.

Cover Rationale: The violin is the smallest instrument of the string family with arguably the greatest range of expression and intensity among the orchestral families. The musical score in the background, Mercu Kegemilangan was commissioned to Vivian Chua for the MPO’s 20th anniversary season to embody the rich tapestry of Malaysia. Twenty years on, although we remain relatively young compared to our more established international contemporaries, we continue our mission to make our mark in the world of classical music and maintain our commitment to enriching the cultural landscape in Malaysia. 2


MESSAGE FROM THE PATRON It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP) 2019 Season, home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO). This season we continue to look forward to exciting performances by local and international artists as well as by our own MPO. Firstly, I would like to congratulate Sareen bin Risham on his appointment as the new DFP and MPO Chief Executive Officer. I believe under his leadership and guidance, both DFP and MPO would be able to continue growing and enriching lives through music. Over the years, DFP and MPO has elevated the appreciation of classical music by creating an alternative entertainment for Malaysians which appeals to all age groups and musical tastes. Through its various activities under the Education & Outreach Programme (ENCOUNTER), the MPO has been able to give back by making classical music accessible to all walks of life. Furthermore, the establishment of the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) reflects the MPO’s continuous commitment in nurturing young local talents. I especially would like to thank our main donor PETRONAS, our sponsors, partners and concert patrons for their continuing support of DFP and the MPO. Let us all continue to enjoy the beauty of music and splendid performances at DFP!

YABhg Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Bt Haji Mohd Ali

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Welcome to the 2019 season of Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP) and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO); for the first time, we shall commence the concert season in January and it will end in December of each calendar year instead of the August-to-July European orchestra schedule format of previous seasons. I would like to welcome Gerard Salonga as a Resident Conductor who will usher the new year with the MPO in true Viennese style in January. Renowned for his expertise in the South East Asia region, he will share this season’s conducting engagements with our current Resident Conductor, Naohisa Furusawa, both of whom will further bring the MPO to a whole new level of artistic excellence. This season will be as exciting and interesting, if not better. We have programmed a spectrum of a wide ranging genres which will appease the ever-changing appetites of music lovers. Staying true to its commitment to present the best in classical music, the MPO performs masterpieces from the great centuries including Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades opera and Mozart’s arias. Stretching its versatility, the MPO will present concerts themed Beatbox Symphony and rock-themed concerts featuring local luminaries of the genre, the music from the entire Star Wars series, the screening of blockbuster Raiders of the Lost Ark with its ‘live’ music accompaniment, pay a tribute to Hollywood film composer James Horner, and bring back the monumental Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY concerts. The MPO continues to bring the beauty of its music outside the concert platform to the underprivileged through its Education & Outreach Programme (ENCOUNTER), and is committed to nurture the appreciation of music through the local talents from the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO). I take this opportunity to thank PETRONAS and our sponsors, subscribers, collaborators and audiences for the continuous belief and support that have made this new season possible. Enjoy the concerts!

Sareen Risham

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RESIDENT CONDUCTORs

NAOHISA FURUSAWA

Tokyo-born Naohisa Furusawa has been a member of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) double bass section since 2003. He started to play the violin at 4 and, at 12, played the double bass in his junior high school orchestra. He studied double bass with Prof. Nobuo Shiga, and piano and conducting with Prof. Kazue Kamiya at Toho Gakuen School of Music, and with Prof. Frank Reinecke at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. He has performed as a double bass player with the NHK Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, under the direction of luminaries such as Seiji Ozawa, Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Horst Stein, Lorin Maazel, Herbert Blomstedt, Pierre Boulez and Valery Gergiev. He conducted Beethoven’s 9th Symphony eight times with Tokyo’s MAX Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2015, he conducted Mahler’s Second Symphony with the MAX Philharmonic to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of Second World War. Since 2016, he is Resident Conductor of the MPO and serves as conductor to the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. In 2017, he conducted the MPO in Tokyo at the Asia Orchestra Week. He has conducted many youth ensembles including the MPO’s Encounter Training Ensemble and the Miri Tutti Project in East Malaysia as part of the MPO’s Education and Outreach Programme.

GERARD SALONGA

Gerard Salonga has conducted the Philippine Philharmonic, Shanghai Opera House Orchestra and Chorus, Taiwan’s The Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, and the Bangkok, Sydney and Singapore Symphony Orchestras. His music arrangements and orchestrations have been performed by the RTE Concert Orchestra, New York Pops, Winnipeg Symphony and Cincinnati Pops. As an arranger and conductor, he has collaborated with artists such as Lea Salonga, Wang Leehom, Wu Tong, Cecile Licad, Michael Ball, Il Divo, Blake, Shen Yang, Danielle de Niese, TaikOz and The Beach Boys. He was honoured as one of The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM), the Philippines’ highest civilian award to achievers under the age of 40 in 2012. In 2016, Salonga was chosen as one of the Assistant Conductors of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra selected by the orchestra and its Music Director Jaap van Zweden. He has also worked closely with Yu Long, Jun Märkl, Hans Graf and Vladimir Ashkenazy. Currently the Music Director of the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, he has recently concluded his second season as Assistant Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

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CONCERT SERIES

Classics

Specials

The CLASSICS series features great orchestral works ranging from the Baroque era to the contemporary period. Journey across the timeless beauty of the world’s best-loved classical music performed by the MPO partnered with renowned conductors and artists.

The SPECIALS series is a spellbinding mix of eclectic performances ranging from international Grammy award winners to local superstars. Experience brilliant musicianship by renowned artists enhanced by the superior acoustics of Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS.

Pops

Family Fun Day

The POPS series is a fantastic way to start your classical music journey! Enjoy a fascinating mix of light classics from your favourite movies, musicals and popular music performed ‘live’ by the MPO.

The FAMILY FUN DAY series is an exciting way for younger audiences and especially children to explore the lighter side of classical music and the amazing sounds of the orchestra. These concerts are captivating, educational and engaging musical experiences designed to entertain the entire family.

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Season at A Glance CLASSICS NEW YEAR’S WALTZ 5 & 6 Jan 2019

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Pg.11

THE QUEST FOR A NEW WORLD 29 & 30 Mar 2019

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FRENCH PORTRAITS Pg.18

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Martin Sieghart, conductor Elena Urioste, violin

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Gerard Salonga, conductor

MOZART’S OPERA ARIAS

GERMAN GRANDEUR

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Naohisa Furusawa, conductor Ang Mei Foong, soprano Mak Chi Hoe, baritone

13 Jan 2019

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Pg.12

Gerard Salonga, conductor Llŷr Williams, piano

MAHLER’S EPIC FIFTH 19 & 20 Jan 2019

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Pg.12

6 & 7 Apr 2019

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Pg.19

20TH CENTURY GEMS 20 & 21 Apr 2019

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Pg.21

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Stanislav Kochanovsky, conductor

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Roberto Abbado, conductor Ryu Goto, violin

THE ROMANTIC VIOLIN

ODE TO LIFE: MAHLER 9

13 Feb 2019

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Pg.14

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Alexander Briger, conductor Akiko Suwanai, violin

MASON BATES CELLO CONCERTO 16 & 17 Feb 2019

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Pg.14

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Rossen Milanov, conductor Joshua Roman, cello

WOMEN IN MUSIC 8 & 9 Mar 2019

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Pg.16

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Jessica Cottis, conductor

SIBELIUS 5: THE JOURNEY 16 & 17 Mar 2019

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Pg.17

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Olari Elts, conductor

SCOTTISH FANTASY 23 & 24 Mar 2019

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Pg.17

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Olari Elts, conductor Tianwa Yang, violin 9

27 & 28 Apr 2019

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Pg.22

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Mark Wigglesworth, conductor

THE DOLLAR SYMPHONY 4 & 5 May 2019

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Pg.23

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Junichi Hirokami, conductor

FRENCH IMPRESSIONS 18 & 19 May 2019

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Pg.24

24 & 25 Aug 2019

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Pg.28

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Jun Märkl, conductor Tan Keng Hong, harp

VIENNESE TREASURES: SCHUBERT 7 7 & 8 Sep 2019

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Pg.29

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Benjamin Bayl, conductor Simon Emes, oboe

HAROLD IN ITALY 28 & 29 Sep 2019

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Pg.32

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Jac van Steen, conductor

THE HAYDN AND HANDEL ORGAN CONCERTOS 5 & 6 Oct 2019

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Pg.32

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Jane Glover, conductor Gunther Rost, organ

RAVEL CONCERTO FOR THE LEFT HAND 11 & 12 Oct 2019

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Pg.33

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Naohisa Furusawa, conductor P’ng Tean Hwa, piano

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Hans Graf, conductor

TALES OF TRIUMPH

VOICE OF NATURE: TITAN SYMPHONY

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Roberto Abbado, conductor

15 & 16 Jun 2019

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Pg.26

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Mark Wigglesworth, conductor Grace Clifford, violin

IRFAN PLAYS RAVEL 17 & 18 Aug 2019

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Pg.28

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Jun Märkl, conductor Tengku Irfan, piano

30 Nov & 1 Dec 2019

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Pg.35

MODERN REFLECTIONS 7 & 8 Dec 2019

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Pg.36

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Dirk Brossé, conductor Annelien van Wauwe, clarinet


POPS

SPECIALS

BEATBOX SYMPHONY 2 & 3 Mar 2019

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Pg.16

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Gordon Hamilton, conductor Tom Thum, beatbox

THE MUSIC OF JAMES HORNER 25 & 26 May 2019

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Pg.25

QUEEN OF SPADES 26, 27 & 29 Jan 2019

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Pg.13

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Stanislav Kochanovsky, conductor

DISTANT WORLDS: MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY 12 & 13 Apr 2019

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Pg.20

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Anthony Weeden, conductor

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Arnie Roth, conductor Dithyrambic Singers

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK IN CONCERT

THIS IS MISHA ‘LIVE’ IN DFP

21 & 22 Sep 2019

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Pg.31

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Gerard Salonga, conductor

THE MUSIC OF STAR WARS 13 & 14 Dec 2019

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Pg.37

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Dirk Brossé, conductor

MPYO |

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16 & 17 Nov 2019

Pg.18

24 Feb 2019

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Pg.15

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Naohisa Furusawa, conductor Chase Lew, magician

TUTUS, TIARAS AND TOADS 12 May 2019

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Pg.23

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Jessica Gethin, conductor

15 Sep 2019

Pg.27

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Pg.30

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

Misha Omar, vocals

ROCK TRI-O

HARRY POTTER: IMPERIUM MUSICUS

ALASDAIR MALLOY’S SYMPHONIC SAFARI Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

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Pg.34

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Hazama, vocals Dato’ Hattan, vocals Azlan Typewriter, vocals

Chamber Concert CHAMBER CONCERT I 26 Feb 2019 | Pg.15

THE FIREBIRD 31 Mar 2019

5 Aug 2019

FAMILY FUN DAY

Micheal Seal, conductor Alasdair Malloy, presenter

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR 27 Oct 2019

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Pg.34

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

EMILY SAVES THE ORCHESTRA 24 Nov 2019

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Pg.35

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Platypus Theatre

Organ recital

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

CHAMBER CONCERT II 26 Mar 2019 | Pg.18

ORGAN RECITAL 12 Mar 2019 Evelyn Lim, organ

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Pg.17

SEEDS OF ARTISTRY

CHAMBER CONCERT III 2 Apr 2019 | Pg.19 CHAMBER CONCERT IV 30 Apr 2019 | Pg.22

ORGAN RECITAL | 2 Oct 2019 Gunther Rost, organ

Pg.32

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

THE SPIRIT OF YOUTH

CHAMBER CONCERT VI 18 Jun 2019 | Pg.26

Naohisa Furusawa, conductor

14 Apr 2019

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Pg.21

Gerard Salonga, conductor

13 Oct 2019

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Pg.33

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Naohisa Furusawa, conductor

MPYO: VISIONARY MASTERWORKS 15 Dec 2019

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Pg.37

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Gerard Salonga, conductor

CHAMBER CONCERT VII 18 Sep 2019 | Pg.30 CHAMBER CONCERT VIII 15 Oct 2019 | Pg.34 CHAMBER CONCERT IX 19 Nov 2019 | Pg.35 CHAMBER CONCERT X 10 Dec 2019 | Pg.36

Happy HOUR SWING KINGS 10 Apr 2019 |

Pg.19

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS 4 Dec 2019 | Pg.36 10


Sat 5 Jan 2019 Sun 6 Jan 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

CLASSICS

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Gerard Salonga, conductor SUPPÉ Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna ROSSINI La Gazza Ladra Overture TCHAIKOVSKY Sleeping Beauty: Waltz DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dance No. 8 LEHÁR Gold and Silver Waltz STRAUSS II Die Fledermaus Overture Frühlingsstimme Tritsch-Tratsch Polka Emperor Waltz Pizzicato Polka Blue Danube Im Krapfenwaldl Let’s waltz into the New Year with the MPO and energetic conductor Gerard Salonga! Indulge in sweet treats from the land of fairy tales, where favourite dances of yesteryear sweep you off your feet. The splendid Emperor Waltz and nostalgic Blue Danube will transport you to the most opulent Viennese ballrooms, lavishly decorated for the holidays! RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56 11


Sun 13 Jan 2019

3:00pm

CLASSICS

Sat 19 Jan 2019 Sun 20 Jan 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

CLASSICS

German Grandeur

Mahler’s Epic Fifth

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Gerard Salonga, conductor Llŷr Williams, piano

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Stanislav Kochanovsky, conductor

WEBER Der Freischütz Overture

MAHLER Suite for Orchestra, Harpsichord and Organ after J.S. Bach

MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 2

MAHLER Symphony No. 5

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 The heartbeat of Beethoven’s powerful 7th symphony lies in its Allegretto movement. Recently featured in British drama “The King’s Speech”, it embodies adversity and human triumph so perfectly that it haunted Schubert during his entire career. Renowned pianist Llŷr Williams joins the MPO and Maestro Gerard Salonga for Mendelssohn’s virtuosic 2nd concerto.

Mahler’s epic 5th Symphony is a virtuosic portrait of love. It begins with the fateful call of a single trumpet, and unfolds into an unforgettable journey from dark turmoil to joyous optimism. Come hear the work that inspired countless choreographers and filmmakers - most notably in the 1971 film Death in Venice. RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56

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Sat 26 Jan 2019 Sun 27 Jan 2019 Tue 29 Jan 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm 8:30pm

SPECIALS

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Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Stanislav Kochanovsky, conductor Eduard Martynyuk as Herman Tatiana Pavlovskaya as Lisa Pavel Yankovsky as Tomsky Kirill Zharovin as Yeletsky Irina Shishkova as Polina Anna Kiknadze as Grafin Mikhail Kolelishvili as Surin Alexander Mikhaylov as Chekalinsky

Love, greed, obsession…and a secret sequence of cards. Alexander Pushkin’s eerie tale of fortune and fate is full of deception and Tchaikovsky’s nuanced setting brings it vividly to life. Folk and salon music are woven seamlessly into lush romantic style in this Carmen-inspired opera. Featuring an all-star cast led by Maestro Kochanovsky.

TCHAIKOVSKY Queen of Spades

RM358 RM254 RM198 RM141

*Opera in concert.


Wed 13 Feb 2019

8:30pm

CLASSICS

The Romantic Violin Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Alexander Briger, conductor Akiko Suwanai, violin

(in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan)

BRAHMS Violin Concerto SARASATE Zigeunerweisen MOZART Così fan tutte Overture HAYDN Symphony No. 104 “London” In collaboration with the Embassy of Japan, MPO proudly welcomes world-renowned violinist Akiko Suwanai to DFP for one night only! The youngest ever winner of the Tchaikovsky International Competition (1990) brings her elegance and bravura to the magnificent Brahms violin concerto, followed by Sarasate’s bold Zigeunerwisen. Mozart’s delightful overture and Haydn’s noble “London” Symphony gilds the programme conducted by Alexander Briger. RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56

Sat 16 Feb 2019 Sun 17 Feb 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

CLASSICS

Mason Bates Cello Concerto Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Rossen Milanov, conductor Joshua Roman, cello LI Spring Festival Overture BATES Cello Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 Come explore the true meaning of “world music” as we travel across 3 continents and 134 years! Featuring Li’s picturesque Spring Festival Overture and the whimsical Mason Bates cello concerto performed by Joshua Roman. We return to familiar ground with Brahms’ 4th symphony - a masterpiece of pathos and passionate intensity, led by Rossen Milanov. RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56

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Sun 24 Feb 2019

2:30pm & 4:30pm

FAMILY FUN DAY

Imperium Musicus

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Naohisa Furusawa, conductor Chase Lew, magician

Tue 26 Feb 2019

Come see what magician Chase Lew has up his sleeve! Mesmerizing melodies and tricks galore, sure to inspire young magicians and wizards alike. Conductor Naohisa Furusawa and the MPO conjure up the sweeping sounds of Harry Potter films. Wave your wands to the beat and prepare to be amazed!

PROKOFIEV Sonata for 2 Violins in C major, Op.56

RM122 RM94 RM75 RM47

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6:30pm

Chamber Concert FRANาชAIX Quartet for English Horn, Violin, Viola and Cello PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major Op.94 bis All Seats : RM28


Sat 2 Mar 2019 Sun 3 Mar 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

POPS

Fri 8 Mar 2019 Sat 9 Mar 2019

8:30pm 8:30pm

CLASSICS

Beatbox Symphony

Women in Music

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Gordon Hamilton, conductor Tom Thum, beatbox

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Jessica Cottis, conductor

With over 67 million YouTube views, legendary beatboxer Tom Thum is taking the world by storm - armed with just a microphone! From techno to jazz, Tom Thum manipulates his vocal chords into a plethora of awe-inspiring sounds. Join conductor Gordon Hamilton, the MPO and Tom Thum for a mindblowing collaboration: Beatbox Symphony. RM226 RM179 RM150 RM113

BORISOVA-OLLAS Angelus CHAMINADE Konzertstück PEJAČEVIĆ Symphony in F sharp minor To commemorate International Women’s Day, conductor Jessica Cottis and the MPO honour a few of the voices who made themselves heard in the male dominated world of composition. Enjoy the innovative beauty of Borisova-Ollas, the energetic zest of Chaminade, and the sweeping romanticism of Pejačević in an inspiring tribute to women in music. RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56 16


Tue 12 Mar 2019

6:30pm

Organ Recital

Sat 23 Mar 2019 Sun 24 Mar 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

Evelyn Lim, organ RM66 RM47

Sat 16 Mar 2019 Sun 17 Mar 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

CLASSICS

CLASSICS

Sibelius 5: The Journey

Scottish Fantasy

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Olari Elts, conductor

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Olari Elts, conductor Tianwa Yang, violin

LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 SIBELIUS En Saga LISZT (orch. ADAMS) Black Gondola SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5 Swooning fans of the Romantic era idolized Franz Liszt, the phenomenal pianist and composer with unearthly star power. His trailblazing works were part of the sweeping movement which brought music from aristocracy to the common man. The exhilarating Sibelius 5th crowns the symphonic form in mature style, parting the clouds with fluttering, triumphant swans. RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56 17

BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture BRUCH Scottish Fantasy MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 “Scottish” Scotland’s wild and rugged landscape has captivated many artists throughout history, but perhaps none more than Felix Mendelssohn. Dedicated to Queen Victoria, Mendelssohn’s 3rd symphony transports us to the lonely, misty ruins at Holyrood. Violinist Tianwa Yang performs Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy - a shining display of traditional folk melodies in true virtuosic style. RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56


Tue 26 Mar 2019

8:30pm

Sun 31 Mar 2019

3:00pm

Chamber Concert Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Relax after work and explore the richness and depth of the chamber music repertoire in our chamber series, featuring the MPYO musicians performing in small ensembles.

All Seats : RM28

Fri 29 Mar 2019 Sat 30 Mar 2019

8:30pm 8:30pm

MPYO

The Firebird Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Naohisa Furusawa, conductor CLASSICS

The Quest for A New World Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Martin Sieghart, conductor Elena Urioste, violin IVES The Unanswered Question BERNSTEIN Serenade (After Plato’s Symposium) DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 Some of life’s most intriguing questions often go unanswered… To explore the universal themes of existence and love, Ives and Bernstein turned to ancient philosophy for inspiration. Violinist Elena Urioste performs Bernstein’s Serenade based on Plato’s Symposium. Conducted by Maestro Martin Sieghart, Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony brings the programme to a nostalgic yet fiery conclusion. RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56

SHOSTAKOVICH Jazz Suite No. 1 Jazz Suite No. 2 TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake Suite: Excerpts STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919) Igor Stravinsky was only 27 years old when he wrote Firebird, the ballet which would catapult him to international fame. This legendary bird’s feathers were thought to bestow beauty and protection upon the earth. The vibrant MPYO and conductor Naohisa Furusawa performs the explosive Firebird, along with Shostakovich’s Jazz Suites and Tchaikovsky’s timeless Swan Lake. RM94 RM56

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Sat 6 Apr 2019 Sun 7 Apr 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

CLASSICS

Mozart’s

Opera Arias Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Naohisa Furusawa, conductor Ang Mei Foong, soprano Mak Chi Hoe, baritone MOZART Marriage of Figaro: Overture Marriage of Figaro: “Porgi, amor” Marriage of Figaro: “Dove sono i bei momenti” Don Giovanni: “Deh vieni alla finestra” Don Giovanni: “Fin ch’han dal vino” Magic Flute: Overture Magic Flute: “Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja” Magic Flute: “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” Magic Flute: “Ach, ich fühl’s” NIELSEN Symphony No. 3 “Sinfonia Espansiva”

Tue 2 Apr 2019

6:30pm

Chamber Concert BACH Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major SHENG Hot Pepper ENESCU Octet for Strings in C major, Op.7 19

All Seats : RM28

The human voice is perhaps the ultimate melodic instrument. And what better way to explore its marvels than with excerpts from Mozart’s most beloved operas, featuring vocalists Ang Mei Foong and Mak Chi Hoe. In Nielsen’s Sinfonia Espansiva, the voice becomes an element of mystery - weaving wordlessly through this thrilling, panoramic work like a living organism.

RM188 RM150 RM122 RM94

Wed 10 Apr 2019

6:30pm

Happy Hour Swing Kings Wan Gigi, guitar Az Samad, guitar Miroslav Daniš, violin Peter Daniš, violin & mandolin Andreas Dehner, double bass All Seats : RM37


Fri 12 Apr 2019 Sat 13 Apr 2019

8:30pm 8:30pm

SPECIALS

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Arnie Roth, conductor Dithyrambic Singers Since the 2002 FINAL FANTASY inaugural concert in Japan, Distant Worlds has become a global phenomenon - connecting video gamers young and old through the power of music. Under the direction of Arnie Roth, the MPO pays homage to the music of legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu and over 30 years of FINAL FANTASY games! RM358 RM254 RM198 RM141 20


Sun 14 Apr 2019

3:00pm

MPYO

Sat 20 Apr 2019 Sun 21 Apr 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

CLASSICS

Seeds of Artistry

20th Century Gems

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Gerard Salonga, conductor

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Roberto Abbado, conductor Ryu Goto, violin

The MPYO brings us a delightful afternoon of symphonic offerings. Come celebrate the joy of music with youthful exuberance at DFP - where Malaysia’s most talented budding musicians express their passion for excellence and inspire the next generation of artists. RM94 RM56

PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony KORNGOLD Violin Concerto KABALEVSKY The Comedians Suite SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1 The turbulent era of the first and second world wars inspired works of remarkable beauty and even unveiled optimism. Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony sparkles while Korngold’s violin concerto conjures the golden era of Hollywood - performed here by magnetic Ryu Goto. The fateful 1st symphony of Shostakovich anchors the programme - both a mirror and prophecy for the 20th century. RM188 RM150 RM122 RM94

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Sat 27 Apr 2019 Sun 28 Apr 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

CLASSICS

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Mark Wigglesworth, conductor MAHLER Symphony No. 9 Mahler 9 stands out as a hauntingly beautiful ode to life, even in the face of darkness. Along with his signature dramatic lyricism, the work is imbued with fragile joy. With this Mahler bids adieu to the romantic ideal of artist as hero, quoting from his own Kindertotenlieder “The Day is beautiful.” Mark Wigglesworth conducts. RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56

Tue 30 Apr 2019

6:30pm

Chamber Concert PASCULLI Omaggio à Bellini for English horn and Harp SCHUMANN Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op.105 BRAHMS Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op.8 All Seats : RM28 22


Sat 4 May 2019 Sun 5 May 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

CLASSICS

Sun 12 May 2019

2:30pm & 4:30pm

FAMILY FUN DAY

The Dollar Symphony

Tutus, Tiaras and Toads

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Junichi Hirokami, conductor

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Jessica Gethin, conductor

AKUTAGAWA Triptyque

Fairy tale fans know what happens when a princess kisses a frog, but what if a toad wishes to be a dancer? Find out in this musical tale of princes, dancers and toads! Featuring ballet favorites Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty presented by conductor Jessica Gethin and the MPO. May all your dreams come true!

ATTERBERG Symphony No. 6 “Dollar Symphony” GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 In 1928, the “Schubert Centennial Contest” awarded $10000 to Kurt Atterberg for his winning 6th Symphony… thus earning the nickname “Dollar Symphony”. Maestro Junichi Hirokami introduces Russian-influenced Akutagawa’s Triptyque, and conjures a quintessential “Morning Mood” with one of the most popular works of all time - Grieg’s picturesque Peer Gynt Suites. RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56

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RM122 RM94 RM75 RM47


Sat 18 May 2019 Sun 19 May 2019

3:00pm 3:00pm

CLASSICS

French Impressions Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Hans Graf, conductor RAVEL Une Barque sur I’ocean Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) DEBUSSY Images Mutual admiration and rivalry between Ravel and Debussy produced some of the most atmospheric pieces ever written. Maestro Hans Graf takes us on a tour of masterworks from the most influential French composers, seen through the distinct lens of Impressionism. Experience the lush sounds of Ravel’s ballet Mother Goose and the spellbinding Debussy Images. RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56

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Sat 25 May 2019 Sun 26 May 2019

3:00pm 3:00pm

POPS

The Music of

Ja m e s Hor ner Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Anthony Weeden, conductor The MPO’s tribute to movie music continues with yet another Academy Award-winning composer, James Horner. Famous for his use of Celtic and electronic music, Horner’s scores include some of the highest-grossing films of all time. Close your eyes as the MPO and conductor Anthony Weeden transport you to the sets of Star Trek, Titanic and Avatar! RM226 RM179 RM150 RM113 25


Sat 15 Jun 2019 Sun 16 Jun 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

CLASSICS

Voice of Nature:

Titan Symphony Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Mark Wigglesworth, conductor Grace Clifford, violin MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto MAHLER Symphony No. 1 “Like a voice of nature!”, declared Mahler of his Titan Symphony. A plethora of featured forest sounds proved controversial for early audiences, but music lovers have long since embraced Mahler’s most optimistic symphony. A universal experience, evoking man and nature in the cosmos. Making her DFP debut, violinist Grace Clifford performs the enduringly popular Mendelssohn concerto. RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56

Tue 18 Jun 2019

6:30pm

Chamber Concert ROUSSEL Sonata No. 1 in D minor for Violin and Piano, Op.11 BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op.25 All Seats : RM28 26


Mon 5 Aug 2019

8:30pm

SPECIALS

a h s i M s i s i h T

‘Live’ at DFP

Misha Omar, vocals

Come join Malaysia’s beloved songstress, Misha Omar on an intimate, one-night only concert. This time, she takes centre stage to perform her most popular power ballads and pop hits throughout her career as well as her latest hit singles - all enhanced with a fresh and unique twist. Best known for her soulful and dynamic vocals, the multiple award-winning singer will take the audience on a spellbinding, musical escapade that will showcase her journey, from a young singer to the accomplished artist she is today. Tickets for this concert will be on sale at a later date.

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Sat 17 Aug 2019 Sun 18 Aug 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

CLASSICS

Sat 24 Aug 2019 Sun 25 Aug 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

CLASSICS

Irfan Plays Ravel

French Portraits

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Jun Märkl, conductor Tengku Irfan, piano

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Jun Märkl, conductor Tan Keng Hong, harp

SCHUMANN (orch. RAVEL) Carnaval

FAURÉ Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande

RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major

PIERNÉ Konzertstück

SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2

RAVEL Menuet antique

Malaysia’s own rising star Tengku Irfan returns home with the fanciful, jazz-infused Ravel piano concerto. Ravel’s deft transcription of Schumann’s Carnaval opens the concert with a kaleidoscope of colours. Maestro Jun Märkl conducts Schumann’s compelling 2nd symphony - artfully composed to pay homage to Bach and Beethoven while creating new symphonic traditions. RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56

DEBUSSY (orch. MATTHEWS) Le Cathédrale engloute from Préludes RAVEL La Valse The lustrous scent of French perfume wafts through the air as Jun Märkl and the MPO take on a musical Tour de France. Fauré’s Pelléas and Mélisande tells of a forbidden love while Pierné’s Konzerstück, featuring harpist Tan Keng Hong, soars on gossamer wings. Finally, Ravel’s decadent La Valse swirls with destiny of shattered dreams. RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56

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Sat 7 Sep 2019 Sun 8 Sep 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

CLASSICS

Viennese Treasures:

Schubert Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Benjamin Bayl, conductor Simon Emes, oboe SCHREKER Ekkehard Overture MOZART Oboe Concerto SIBELIUS Valse Triste SCHUBERT Symphony No. 7 Schubert’s enduring legacy is even more astonishing given his tragically short life. Known as the “other” unfinished symphony, the 7th was completed after his death - a fitting tribute to Schubert’s oeuvre. Benjamin Bayl leads the MPO in an array of Viennese classics, including Mozart’s iconic oboe concerto featuring MPO’s own Simon Emes. RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56 29

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Sun 15 Sep 2019

2:30pm & 4:30pm

Alasdair Malloy's

symphonic Safari

FAMILY FUN DAY

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Micheal Seal, conductor Alasdair Malloy, presenter From buzzy bees to enormous elephants, expect to meet exotic creatures on this safari adventure! Alasdair Malloy and the MPO are up to their ears in animal antics - Disney favourites, waltzing cats and even wild bears will keep you mesmerized. Dress up as your favourite animal or bring a cuddly toy to join the fun! RM122 RM94 RM75 RM47

Wed 18 Sep 2019

6:30pm

Chamber Concert LOCATELLI Cello Sonata in D major, Op.6 FAURÉ Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op.13 PIAZZOLLA Invierno Porteno (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) Piano Trio All Seats : RM28 30


Sat 21 Sep 2019 Sun 22 Sep 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

N CCO ON NCCEER RT T IIN

POPS

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Gerard Salonga, conductor Hollywood movie fun continues with a screening of the very first Indiana Jones film - accompanied here by the MPO ‘live’ in concert! Relive your favourite moments of this action-packed adventure and hum the tune of the famously catchy Raider’s March. Maestro Gerard Salonga conducts the Oscar ® nominated film score by John Williams. RM226 RM179 RM150 RM113

“RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK” licensed by LUCASFILM, LTD and PARAMOUNT PICTURES. Motion Picture, Artwork, Photos © 1981 Lucasfilm, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Presentation licensed by Bantha Music c/o Walt Disney Music Company. © All rights reserved.

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Sat 28 Sep 2019 Sun 29 Sep 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

Wed 2 Oct 2019

6:30pm

Organ Recital Gunther Rost, organ RM66 RM47

Sat 5 Oct 2019 Sun 6 Oct 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

CLASSICS

Harold in Italy Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Jac van Steen, conductor TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio Italienne

CLASSICS

The Haydn and Handel Organ Concertos

LISZT Dante Symphony: Inferno

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Jane Glover, conductor Gunther Rost, organ

BERLIOZ Harold in Italy

MOZART Symphony No. 36 “Linz”

Like postcards collected on holiday, the sights and sounds of Italy inspired composers to set their impressions to music. Originally commissioned by Paganini, Berlioz features the viola as melancholy dreamer wandering in the picturesque Abruzzi. Liszt’s electrifying Inferno dazzles with nonstop drama, while Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italienne takes us on a boisterous, thrilling ride through Rome.

HAYDN Organ Concerto Hob. XVIII:5 C major

RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56

HANDEL Organ Concerto Op.7/1 MOZART Symphony No. 31 “Paris” Don’t miss this rare chance to hear the glorious sounds of DFP’s Klais Pipe Organ accompanied by the MPO! Famed organist Gunther Rost performs concertos by Haydn and Handel, two jewels of the genre. Conductor Jane Glover evokes the dazzling elegance of the classical era with Mozart’s beloved Linz and Paris Symphonies. RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56

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Fri 11 Oct 2019 Sat 12 Oct 2019

8:30pm 8:30pm

CLASSICS

Ravel Concerto for the Left Hand Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Naohisa Furusawa, conductor P’ng Tean Hwa, piano MUSSORGSKY (arr. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV) Night on a Bald Mountain RAVEL Piano Concerto for the Left Hand PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 Ravel’s innovative Concerto for the Left Hand was commissioned by a pianist who lost his right arm in World War I. P’ng Tean Hwa performs this unusual favourite full of giant leaps and jazzy flair. The excitement builds with Mussorgsky’s ominous Night on a Bald Mountain and culminates with the thrilling Prokofiev 5. RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56

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Sun 13 Oct 2019

3:00pm

MPYO

The Spirit Of Youth Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Naohisa Furusawa, conductor BEETHOVEN Fidelio Overture CHABRIER España, rapsodie pour orchestre RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio Espagnol SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” WAGNER Meistersinger von Nürnberg Prelude Act 1 Future stars shine bright at DFP with the MPYO poised to take the stage! Join them and Maestro Naohisa Furusawa for an illuminating afternoon of contrasts - from the driving rhythms of a Spanish fiesta to the mesmerizing beauty of Viennese reveries, the MPYO makes music with true spirit of diversity. RM94 RM56


Tue 15 Oct 2019

6:30pm

Chamber Concert

Sat 16 Nov 2019 Sun 17 Nov 2019

8:30pm 8:30pm

DEBUSSY Violin Sonata in G minor WAXMAN Carmen Fantasie for Violin and Piano SCHUBERT Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, Op.100, D.929 All Seats : RM28

Sun 27 Oct 2019

2:30pm & 4:30pm

FAMILY FUN DAY

Halloween Spooktacular Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Are you afraid of the dark? Spookiness descends on the MPO this Halloween as witches, ghosts and creepy crawlies haunt the concert hall. Peek between your fingers as Maestro and his ghoulish musicians evoke the scariest night of the year. Featuring a bubbling cauldron full of eerie classical favourites as well as some unexpected guests… Trick or treat! RM122 RM94 RM75 RM47

SPECIALS

Tri-O

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Dato’ Hattan, vocals Azlan Typewriter, vocals Hazama, vocals

Experience a ‘rockestral’ experience times three with this once in a lifetime concert, featuring MPO and legendary rockers Dato’ Hattan, Azlan Typewriter and Hazama, best known for their outstanding vocals and stage presence. Come and Rock On with them as they carry you through their most popular hits and iconic rock tunes, enhanced with symphonic arrangements and the rich orchestral sounds of the MPO. Tickets for this concert will be on sale at a later date.

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Tue 19 Nov 2019

6:30pm

Chamber Concert

Sat 30 Nov 2019 Sun 1 Dec 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

BARTÓK Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin and Piano STRAUSS Violin Sonata in Eb major Op.18 BARTÓK Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion All Seats : RM28

Sun 24 Nov 2019

2:30pm & 4:30pm

CLASSICS

FAMILY FUN DAY

Tales of Triumph Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Roberto Abbado, conductor BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture HINDEMITH Mathis der Maler

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Platypus Theatre

BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

Calling all brave young music fans! Emily needs your help to defeat the evil monster, Cacopholous, who threatens the world with darkness and noise. Will the beautiful sounds of Beethoven, Rossini and Tchaikovsky be enough to destroy him? Laugh, chant and sing along with the MPO in this dazzling musical adventure!

The “hero” in music appears here in many layers: Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture depicts the Roman leader’s resolve and humanity, while Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler was banned for exploring the artist’s role in the face of political injustice. Roberto Abbado conducts the glorious Brahms 1st symphony… a triumph of the composer’s own distinctive symphonic language.

RM122 RM94 RM75 RM47

RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56

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Wed 4 Dec 2019

6:30pm

Sat 7 Dec 2019 Sun 8 Dec 2019

8:30pm 3:00pm

Happy Hour Alice Through the Looking Glass Ming Goh, violin Ivan Torres, cello David Dias da Silva, clarinet Tan Su Yin, percussion Joshua Vonderheide, percussion Alysza Lim, dancer The popular children’s tale told through music, dance, poetry, and light, featuring an eclectic mix of musical genres, from jazz to contemporary, Latin to classic. Come and see what lies on the other side of the mirror. All Seats : RM37

CLASSICS

Modern Reflections Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Dirk Brossé, conductor Annelien van Wauwe, clarinet ADAMS Chairman Dances GLASS Akhnaten: The City – Dance BROSSÉ War Concerto

Tue 10 Dec 2019

8:30pm

GLASS Symphony No. 1 “Low”

Relax after work and explore the richness and depth of the chamber music repertoire in our Chamber series, featuring the MPYO musicians performing in small ensembles.

World events and pop culture find their way into our collective memory through music. Glass applies his trademark minimalism to David Bowie’s songs in “Low” Symphony, while Adams imagines a foxtrot for Chairman and Madame Mao. Conductor-composer Dirk Brossé presents his War Concerto - a musical condemnation of war featuring the clarinet’s voice of hope.

All Seats : RM28

RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56

Chamber Concert Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

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Fri 13 Dec 2019 Sat 14 Dec 2019

8:30pm 8:30pm

Sun 15 Dec 2019

3:00pm

The Music of

Star Wars POPS

MPYO

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Dirk BrossĂŠ, conductor

MPYO: Visionary Masterworks

Luke, Leia, and Darth Vader! These unforgettable characters come alive under the epic score of John Williams. Long after the 1977 release of the very first Star Wars movie, his compelling music makes its symphonic home in the concert hall. Conductor Dirk BrossĂŠ presents this Star Wars spectacular. May the Force be with you!

Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Gerard Salonga, conductor

RM226 RM179 RM150 RM113

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Future stars shine bright at DFP with the MPYO poised to take the stage! Join them and Maestro Gerard Salonga for an illuminating afternoon of delightful classics. RM94 RM56


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Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS

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Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP) is Malaysia’s first concert hall dedicated to classical music and home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO). Located at the PETRONAS Twin Towers, it was officially opened on 17 August 1998 by the Patron of the MPO, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Haji Mohd Ali and 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 stage. The hall seats 920 people at one time which includes box seats, corporate suites and a royal suite. Acoustics experts Kirkegaard & Associates have incorporated unique acoustical devices into its design to maximize the hall’s natural qualities. DFP plays an integral part in the music and cultural landscape of the city of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia. It continues to enthrall audiences since the day it first opened its doors. World renowned orchestras that have performed here include the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, BBC Symphony and Vienna Symphony. Beyond classical music, DFP has hosted ensembles of jazz and world music genres such as the Count Basie Orchestra, Yellowjackets, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Mezzoforte, Igudesman & Joo, Pink Martini and Gotan Project. International superstars who have graced the stage are Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall, Anoushka Shankar, Laura Fygi, Zakir Hussain, Larry Carlton, Harvey Malaihollo and Ruth Sahanaya. Among renowned Malaysian artists who have mesmerized audiences at DFP include SM Salim, Sheila Majid, M Nasir, Siti Nurhaliza, Jamal Abdillah, Khadijah Ibrahim, Ramli Sarip, Ella, Yuna, Faizal Tahir and Dayang Nurfaizah. It also provides the platform for the talents of young Malaysians from the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO). DFP’s success is attributed to its exceptional architectural design, superior acoustics and recording studio modelled after the legendary Abbey Road Studios. As the first purpose-built concert hall in Malaysia, DFP will continue to provide Malaysians with world-class music experiences through innovative programmes and repertoire every season.

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Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra RESIDENT CONDUCTORS Naohisa Furusawa Gerard Salonga

VIOLA Co-Principal Gábor Mokány

PICCOLO Principal Sonia Croucher

HORN Section Principal Grzegorz Curyla

FIRST VIOLIN Co-Concertmaster Peter Daniš

Ong Lin Kern Sun Yuan Fan Ran Thian Ai Wen

OBOE Section Principal Simon Emes

Co-Principal James Schumacher

Principal Ming Goh

CELLO Co-Principal Csaba Körös

Co-Principal Zhenzhen Liang Maho Daniš Martijn Noomen Sherwin Thia Runa Baagöe Miroslav Daniš Evgeny Kaplan Marcel Andriesii Tan Ka Ming Petia Atanasova

Sub-Principal Mátyás Major Gerald Davis Laurențiu Gherman Julie Dessureault Elizabeth Tan Suyin Sejla Simon

CLARINET Section Principal Gonzalo Esteban

Sub-Principals Laurence Davies Barkin Sönmezer Assistant Principal Sim Chee Ghee

Co-Principal David Dias da Silva

TRUMPET Co-Principal William Theis

Sub-Principal Matthew Larsen

Sub-Principal Jeffrey Missal

BASS CLARINET Principal Chris Bosco

Assistant Principal Matthew Dempsey TROMBONE Co-Principal Fernando Borja

SECOND VIOLIN Section Principal Timothy Peters

DOUBLE BASS Section Principal Wolfgang Steike

BASSOON Section Principal Alexandar Lenkov

Assistant Principal Luisa Hyams

John Kennedy Jun-Hee Chae Naohisa Furusawa Raffael Bietenhader Andreas Dehner

Sub-Principal Denis Plangger

TIMPANI Section Principal Matthew Thomas

CONTRABASSOON Principal Vladimir Stoyanov

PERCUSSION Section Principal Matthew Prendergast

Stefan Kocsis Anastasia Kiseleva Catalina Alvarez Ionuț Mazareanu Chia-Nan Hung Yanbo Zhao Ling Yunzhi Robert Kopelman

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Assistant Principal Steven Retallick

Sub-Principal Niels Dittmann

FLUTE Co-Principal Yukako Yamamoto Sub-Principal Rachel Jenkyns

Sub-Principal Joshua Vonderheide HARP Principal Tan Keng Hong


The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) gave its inaugural performance at Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP) on 17 August 1998. With the initial search for outstanding musicians involving a worldwide audition tour, the result was a symphony orchestra made up of musicians from 25 nations, including Malaysians, a remarkable example of harmony among different cultures and nationalities. A host of internationally-acclaimed musicians have performed with the MPO including Lorin Maazel, Sir Neville Marriner, Yehudi Menuhin, Joshua Bell, Harry Connick Jr., JosÊ Carreras, Andrea Bocelli, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Chris Botti and Branford Marsalis, many of whom have praised the MPO for its fine musical qualities and vitality. With each new season, the MPO continues to present an exciting programme of orchestral music drawn from over three centuries, as well as the crowd-pleasing concert series. Its versatility transcends genres, from classical masterpieces to film music, pop, jazz, traditional, contemporary and commissioned works. The MPO regularly performs in major cities of Malaysia. Internationally, it has toured Singapore (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2018), Japan (2001, 2009 and 2017), Korea (2001), Australia (2004), China (2006), Taiwan (2007) and Vietnam (2013). The MPO has also released 21 commercial CDs. Its Education and Outreach Programme (ENCOUNTER) reaches beyond the concert platform to develop musical awareness and appreciation through dedicated activities at such diverse venues as schools, colleges, hospitals and community centres. The MPO’s commitment to furthering musical interest in the nation has been the creation of the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO); its debut concert at DFP in 2007 was followed by a Peninsula Malaysia tour. The MPYO has also performed in Sabah and Sarawak, Singapore and Brisbane, Australia. The MPO remains steadfast in its mission to share the depth, power and beauty of great music. Its main benefactor is PETRONAS and its patron is YABhg. Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Haji Mohd Ali.

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Meet the ORCHESTRA

Peter Daniš

Timothy Peters

Gábor Mokány 43

Ming Goh

Zhenzhen Liang

Maho Daniš

Luisa Hyams

Stefan Kocsis

Ong Ling Kern

Sun Yuan

Martijn Noomen

Anastasia Kiseleva

Fan Ran

Sherwin Thia

Catalina Alvarez

Thian Ai Wen


Runa Baagöe

Miroslav Daniš

Ionuț Mazareanu

Tan Keng Hong

Evgeny Kaplan

Chia-Nan Hung

Chris Bosco

Marcel Andriesii

Yanbo Zhao

Alexandar Lenkov

Tan Ka Ming

Ling Yunzhi

Denis Plangger

Petia Atanasova

Robert Kopelman

Vladimir Stoyanov 44


Meet the ORCHESTRA

Csaba Kรถrรถs

Julie Dessureault

Jun-Hee Chae 45

Steven Retallick

Elizabeth Tan Suyin

Naohisa Furusawa

Mรกtyรกs Major

Sejla Simon

Raffael Bietenhader

Gerald Davis

Wolfgang Steike

Laurenศ›iu Gherman

John Kennedy

Andreas Dehner


Yukako Yamamoto

Simon Emes

Fernando Borja

Rachel Jenkyns

Niels Dittmann

William Theis

Sonia Croucher

Grzegorz Curyla

Jeffrey Missal

Gonzalo Esteban

David Dias da Silva

Matthew Larsen

James Schumacher

Laurence Davies

Barkin Sรถnmezer

Sim Chee Ghee

Matthew Dempsey

Matthew Thomas

Matthew Prendergast

Joshua Vonderheide 46


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Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

The initial steps towards realising the longcherished dream of the late PETRONAS Chairman, Tun Azizan Zainul Abidin, to create a youth orchestra as a ‘stage for young talents’, alongside the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), were taken on 13 January 2006. Some 500 aspiring musicians from across Malaysia auditioned and 110 – with an average age of 18 years – were selected to form the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO). After a period of intensive training under its founding conductor, Kevin Field, and mentors drawn from the ranks of the MPO, the MPYO gave its first public concert in Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS on 25 August 2007. It has since established a pattern of music camps held three to four times a year, culminating in performances in Kuala Lumpur and beyond. It has toured Peninsula Malaysia (2007 and 2010), Sabah and Sarawak (2008), Singapore (2009 and 2017), Brisbane, Australia (2012), Kedah (2013) and Johor Bahru (2014). Auditions are held every year to provide opportunities for talented young Malaysian musicians to join the MPYO and participate in orchestral training and performances,

under the guidance of the MPO musicians as tutors. The music repertoire ranges from symphonic repertoire to speciallycommissioned works by Malaysian composers. In an innovative project, ‘Jazzaar’, in 2010, the orchestra collaborated with leading jazz musicians from the USA, led by Fritz Renold who wrote his Suite Nusantara specially for the project. In 2013, the orchestra performed in Kedah with renowned local singers Datin Paduka Julie Sudiro and Datuk Yusni Hamid in a keroncong concert attended by the HRH Agong of Malaysia. In 2014, the ensemble collaborated with Yayasan Warisan Johor and Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia in Johor Baru. In 2015, the MPYO was given the honour to perform at the opening of the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Kuala Lumpur. In 2017, the MPYO was invited to perform at Majlis Santapan Malam Memuliakan Mesyuarat Majlis Raja-Raja ke-247 at Istana Negara, and Majlis Jamuan Teh Sempena Sambutan Ulang Tahun Hari Keputeraan Rasmi DYMM Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, Sultan Johor. 48


MPO AND MPYO Season Repertoire Index COMPOSER

REPERTOIRE

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ADAMS AKUTAGAWA ATTERBERG BACH BARTÓK BARTÓK BATES BEETHOVEN BEETHOVEN BEETHOVEN BERLIOZ BERNSTEIN BORISOVA-OLLAS BRAHMS BRAHMS BRAHMS BRAHMS BRAHMS BRAHMS BROSSÉ BRUCH CHABRIER CHAMINADE DEBUSSY DEBUSSY DEBUSSY DVOŘÁK DVOŘÁK ENESCU FAURÉ FAURÉ FRANҪAIX GLASS GLASS GRIEG GRIEG HANDEL HAYDN HAYDN HINDEMITH IVES KABALEVSKY KORNGOLD LEHÁR LI LISZT LISZT LISZT LOCATELLI MAHLER MAHLER MAHLER MAHLER MENDELSSOHN MENDELSSOHN MENDELSSOHN MOZART MOZART

Chairman Dances Triptyque Symphony No. 6 “Dollar Symphony” Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin and Piano Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion Cello Concerto Coriolan Overture Fidelio Overture* Symphony No. 7 Harold in Italy Serenade (After Plato’s Symposium) Angelus Academic Festival Overture Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op.25 Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op.8 Symphony No. 1 Symphony No. 4 Violin Concerto War Concerto Scottish Fantasy España, rapsodie pour orchestre* Konzertstück Images Le Cathédrale engloute from Préludes (orch. Matthews) Violin Sonata in G minor New World Symphony Slavonic Dance No. 8 Octet for Strings in C major, Op.7 Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op.13 Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande Quartet for English Horn, Violin, Viola and Cello Akhnaten: The City – Dance Symphony No. 1 “Low” Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 Organ Concerto Op. 7/1 Organ Concerto Symphony No. 104 “London” Mathis der Maler The Unanswered Question The Comedians Suite Violin Concerto Gold and Silver Waltz Spring Festival Overture Black Gondola (orch. ADAMS) Dante Symphony: Inferno Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 Cello Sonata in D Major, Op.6 Suite for Orchestra, Harpsichord and Organ after J.S. Bach Symphony No. 1 Symphony No. 5 Symphony No. 9 Piano Concerto No. 2 Symphony No. 3 “Scottish” Violin Concerto Così fan tutte Overture Don Giovanni: “Deh vieni alla finestra”

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DATE

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MOZART MOZART MOZART MOZART MOZART MOZART MOZART MOZART MOZART MOZART MOZART MUSSORGSKY NIELSEN PASCULLI PEJAČEVIĆ PIAZZOLLA PIERNÉ PROKOFIEV PROKOFIEV PROKOFIEV PROKOFIEV RAVEL RAVEL RAVEL RAVEL RAVEL RAVEL RIMSKY-KORSAKOV ROSSINI ROUSSEL SARASATE SCHREKER SCHUBERT SCHUBERT SCHUBERT SCHUMANN SCHUMANN SCHUMANN SHENG SHOSTAKOVICH SHOSTAKOVICH SHOSTAKOVICH SIBELIUS SIBELIUS SIBELIUS STRAUSS, R. STRAUSS II STRAUSS II STRAUSS II STRAUSS II STRAUSS II STRAUSS II STRAUSS II STRAVINSKY SUPPÉ TCHAIKOVSKY TCHAIKOVSKY TCHAIKOVSKY TCHAIKOVSKY WAGNER WAXMAN WEBER WILLIAMS

Don Giovanni: “Fin ch’han dal vino” Magic Flute: “Ach, ich fühl’s” Magic Flute: “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” Magic Flute: “Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja” Magic Flute: Overture Marriage of Figaro: “Dove sono i bei momenti” Marriage of Figaro: “Porgi, amor” Marriage of Figaro: Overture Oboe Concerto Symphony No. 31 “Paris” Symphony No. 36 “Linz” Night on a Bald Mountain (arr. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV) Symphony No. 3 “Sinfonia Espansiva” Omaggio à Bellini for English horn and Harp Symphony in F sharp minor Invierno Porteno (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) Piano Trio Konzertstück Classical Symphony Sonata for 2 Violins in C major, Op.56 Symphony No. 5 Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major Op. 94 bis Piano Concerto in G major Piano Concerto for the Left Hand Menuet antique Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Une Barque sur I’ocean La Valse Capriccio Espagnol* La Gazza Ladra Overture Sonata No. 1 in D minor for Violin and Piano, Op.11 Zigeunerweisen Ekkehard Overture Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, Op.100, D.929 Symphony No. 7 Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished”* Carnaval (orch. RAVEL) Symphony No. 2 Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op.105 Hot Pepper Jazz Suite No. 1* Jazz Suite No. 2* Symphony No. 1 En Saga Symphony No. 5 Valse Triste Violin Sonata in Eb Major Op.18 Blue Danube Emperor Waltz Die Fledermaus Overture Frühlingsstimme Im Krapfenwaldl Pizzicato Polka Tritsch-Tratsch Polka Firebird Suite (1919)* Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna Capriccio Italienne Queen of Spades Sleeping Beauty: Waltz Swan Lake Suite: Excerpts* Meistersinger von Nürnberg Prelude Act 1* Carmen Fantasie for Violin and Piano Der Freischütz Overture Indiana Jones: Raiders of The Lost Ark

6 - 7 Apr 2019 6 - 7 Apr 2019 6 - 7 Apr 2019 6 - 7 Apr 2019 6 - 7 Apr 2019\ 6 - 7 Apr 2019 6 - 7 Apr 2019 6 - 7 Apr 2019 7 - 8 Sep 2019 5 - 6 Oct 2019 5 - 6 Oct 2019 11 - 12 Oct 2019 6 - 7 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2019 8 - 9 Mar 2019 18 Sep 2019 24 – 25 Aug 2019 20 - 21 Apr 2019 26 Feb 2019 11 - 12 Oct 2019 26 Feb 2019 17 - 18 Aug 2019 11 - 12 Oct 2019 24 - 25 Aug 2019 19 - 20 May 2019 19 - 20 May 2019 24 - 25 Aug 2019 13 Oct 2019 5 - 6 Jan 2019 18 Jun 2019 13 Feb 2019 7 - 8 Sep 2019 15 Oct 2019 7 - 8 Sep 2019 13 Oct 2019 17 - 18 Aug 2019 17 - 18 Aug 2019 30 Apr 2019 2 Apr 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 20 - 21 Apr 2019 16 - 17 Mar 2019 16 - 17 Mar 2019 7 - 8 Sep 2019 19 Nov 2019 5 - 6 Jan 2019 5 - 6 Jan 2019 5 - 6 Jan 2019 5 - 6 Jan 2019 5 - 6 Jan 2019 5 - 6 Jan 2019 5 - 6 Jan 2019 31 Mar 2019 5 - 6 Jan 2019 28 - 29 Sep 2019 26, 27 & 29 Jan 2019 5 - 6 Jan 2019 31 Mar 2019 13 Oct 2019 15 Oct 2019 13 Jan 2019 21 - 22 Sep 2019

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Concessions

2019 SEASON SUBSCRIBERS AND SENIOR CITIZEN (55+ YEARS)

MYKAD / MYKID

GROUP BOOKINGS

15

% OFF ALL TICKET PRICES

10

% OFF ALL TICKET PRICES

10

% OFF TICKET PRICES FOR GROUPS OF 10-24

15

% OFF TICKET PRICES

2 FREE TICKETS

FOR GROUPS OF 10-24

20

% OFF TICKET PRICES FOR GROUPS OF 50 OR MORE

STUDENTS

15

RM PER STUDENT

50

% OFF TICKET PRICES PER STUDENT

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4 FREE TICKETS

CLASSICS, MPYO, CHAMBER & HAPPY HOUR CONCERTS. EXCLUDING FAMILY FUN DAY

SPECIALS & POPS CONCERTS ONLY

Discounts cannot be combined and are only redeemable at the DFP Box Office. Discounts are not available for online transaction. Valid ID is required for Senior Citizens. Valid student ID is required for Students and seats are subject to availability.


BE AN MPO SUBSCRIBER Choose any 5 concerts to enjoy exclusive privileges and special discounts.

CLASSICAL » 15% off other Single Ticket Purchases » 15% off all Merchandise New Subscribers and those with up to 6 years of continuous subscription

BAROQUE » 20% off Premium & A Reserve Single Ticket Purchases » 15% off other Single Ticket Purchases » 15% off all Merchandise Subscribers with 7 to 11 years of continuous subscription

RENAISSANCE » 25% off Premium & A Reserve Single Ticket Purchases » 15% off other Single Ticket Purchases » 15% off all Merchandise Subscribers with 12 years of continuous subscription or cash donation of RM10,000 towards the MPO’s Education and Outreach activities in this 2019 Season » Privileges are accorded at the discretion of DFP * Subject to availability and terms & conditions apply

Subscriber Privileges %

DISCOUNT

Priority Booking

*Complimentary Seat Upgrades

Birthday Reward

Invitation to Special Events

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How To Subscribe Online EXISTING SUBSCRIBER Step 1: Go to https://tickets.mpo.com.my/crmlogin.aspx

Step 5: Choose your seat You can choose your own seat(s) or be assigned to next best available seats.

and log in. Verify your personal details, then click ‘Subscriptions’ tab.

Please continue with Step 2 below.

NEW SUBSCRIBER Step 1: Go to mpo.com.my Go to ‘Be A Subscriber’ tab and click ‘Be A Subscriber’. You will be directed to tickets.mpo.com.my/subscriptions.

Step 2: Choose your concert


Step 6: Click ‘Add To Basket’
 Your tickets will be placed in that section.

Step 3: Choose your date
 Choose the date of the concert and click

DEWAN FILHARMONIK PETRONAS Sat 09 June 2019 8:30PM

Step 4: Choose your seating area

Step 7: Review your order
 Check all details carefully in your ‘Order Page’.

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Step 8: Choose a delivery method Choose your ‘Ticket Delivery Option’.

To complete your purchase, click the ‘Terms & Conditions’ and then click ‘Pay’.

Step 11: Email confirmation


Confirm your purchase before hitting

Once payment has been made, you will receive an email confirmation. E-tickets and mobile tickets will be attached in the email.

 Please ensure that your email address is current.

Note: To become a subscriber, you must purchase a minimum of 5 concerts in a single transaction. *You may choose across all series and enjoy 20% off!

Step 9: Log in for new subscribers only To purchase tickets, you must log in with your MPO online account username and password. If you are a first-time user, please register. If you are a registered client, please log-in to continue, otherwise please register.

Step 10: Make your payment
 Before you proceed with payment, you will be prompted by the ‘Offers and Information’ pop-up. Click ’Continue Shopping’ if you wish to continue purchasing other tickets or click ‘Ok’ to complete your purchase.

TICKET DELIVERY OPTIONS Collect at Box Office: You may pick up your tickets at the Box Office prior to the event. To avoid long queue, we suggest you pick up your tickets well in advance before the performance.


Print your E-Ticket: The e-ticket is in a PDF file format. Please make sure that your email address is current.


Mobile Ticket: The mobile ticket is in a PDF or Apple Passbook format that is optimized to display on your smart phone. Please make sure that your email address is current.


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Co-Promotional Partners

To enjoy subscriber-only benefits beyond the concert experience, just present your Subscriber Privilege Card at these participating outlets.

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur » 10% discount on Best Available Rates (BAR) on rooms » 15% discount on laundry for in-house guest » 15% discount on F&B at Gobo Chit Chat, Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill » 15% discount on Spa ala carte treatment

Yamaha Music (Malaysia) » 5% discount from retail selling price (RSP) for Yamaha Japan made Grand Pianos and Bosendorfer Grand Pianos » 30% discount from retail selling price (RSP) for selected Audio Visual products. Products offer may vary from time to time » Registration fee waiver for all music classes (subject to availability)

Terms & Conditions » BAR on rooms are NOT applicable during blackout dates from 30-31 December 2019 » Discount is NOT applicable to alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and takeaways for F&B items » Discounts are NOT applicable to promotional items during Eve and Public Holidays

Terms & Conditions » Discounts are ONLY valid at Yamaha Music (Malaysia) direct retail store at Kelana Jaya, Subang Parade and Mid Valley » Registration fee waiver for music classes is ONLY applicable for non-peak period (weekdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm)

Impiana KLCC Hotel » 15% discount on Best Available Rates (BAR) on rooms » Buy 3 free 1 on lunch and high tea buffet at Tonka Bean Café » 10% discount on ala carte menu at Tonka Bean Café and Cedar on 15 » 20% discount at Swasana Spa

San Francisco Coffee » 15% discount on total bill at all San Francisco Coffee outlets (except for Genting Skyway outlet) » 10% discount on total bill upon presenting DFP/MPO concert ticket on concert day Terms & Conditions » Applicable for cash payment ONLY » Valid for dine in and takeaway. NOT valid for delivery » NOT applicable on existing discounts, sets and offers » Discounts cannot be combined » Discounts are NOT valid for merchandise

Terms & Conditions » Applicable at Impiana Hotel KLCC ONLY » Discounts are NOT valid during Peak Season, Public Holidays and with any other promotions » All offers are subject to availability at the time of reservation

Kinokuniya » 5% discount on all normal priced books and stationaries Terms & Conditions » Applicable for cash payment ONLY

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La Juiceria » 5% discount on all cold-pressed juices » 5% discount on total bill at La Juiceria Superfoods Xpress Terms & Conditions » Discount on all cold-pressed juices ONLY applicable at La Juiceria Suria KLCC and Avenue K » La Juiceria Superfoods Xpress discount is ONLY valid at Avenue K outlet » Not applicable with other ongoing promo and other discount voucher


Mamasan Restaurant » 10% discount on total bill at Mamasan Restaurant, KLCC » Happy Hour deals will be offered after MPO’s concert (last food orders at 10:45pm and drinks at 11:30pm) Terms & Conditions » The above benefits are ONLY applicable at Mamasan Kuala Lumpur outlet. NOT valid at Mamasan Bali & Hong Kong outlets

Twin Towers Fitness Centre » A special Casual Visit fee at RM35 per person (normal rate at RM70). Towels and locker will be provided. Just bring own padlock » A special discount at Take a Bite Café Terms & Conditions » Discount at Take a Bite Café varies on monthly promotion basis

Chakri Palace » 15% discount on total bill for dinner at Chakri Palace » FREE Chakri Group Privilege Card worth RM30, redeemable at the restaurant’s counter Terms & Conditions » Discount for dinner starts at 6:00pm onwards » Applicable at all Chakri Palace outlets » Valid for cash payment and credit card

Petrosains » 10% discount admission ticket to Petrosains, The Discovery Centre Terms & Conditions » Discount is valid to purchase admission tickets to Petrosains main exhibition gallery ONLY » Discount is NOT applicable to Family Package and with other discounts & promotions » Discount is valid on all days including Public Holidays

Melur & Thyme » 10% discount on total bill at Melur & Thyme

Xplorasi Petrosains Gift Shop » 10% discount at Xplorasi Petrosains Gift Shop

Terms & Conditions » Discount valid at all Melur & Thyme outlets » Applicable for cash payment and credit card

Terms & Conditions » Discount is NOT applicable to promotional items, super value/best buy items and agent controlled items » Discount is not redeemable/exchangeable for cash

PETRONAS Twin Towers Gift Shop » 10% discount at PETRONAS Twin Towers Gift Shop Terms & Conditions » Discount is NOT applicable to promotional items, super value/best buy items and agent controlled items 56


Booking Information BOOKINGS may be made » Online: mpo.com.my » At the Box Office » Phone: 603-2331 7007 » E-mail: boxoffice@dfp.com.my BOX OFFICE HOURS » Tue-Sat: 10:30am to 6:30pm » Performance nights: 10:30am to 9:00pm » Performance Sundays: 12:00pm to concert time » Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays unlessa concert is scheduled. CARDS ACCEPTED » The following credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. CONDITIONS OF SALE » Valid tickets are required for admittance into the concert hall. » No refunds. All sales are final. » Discounts cannot be combined. » Concessions are only redeemable at the DFP Box Office. » 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) 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.

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» All exchanges must be done in person at the Box Office and the original tickets must be returned. » Lost ticket will be subjected to a penalty of RM5 per ticket. » Lost/reprinted tickets cannot be exchanged. » All exchanges carry a nonrefundable fee of RM5 per ticket. WHEELCHAIR USERS A ticket purchased by a wheelchair user entitles him/her to a free ticket for a companion. SEATING CATEGORY

P

Premium

A

A Reserve

B

B Reserve

C

C Reserve

S

Suite

» Seating plan is subject to change.


General Information DRESS CODE: SMART CASUAL. STRICTLY NO TORN JEANS, SHORTS, COLLARLESS T-SHIRTS, SINGLETS, SNEAKERS, SPORTS ATTIRE, SPORTS SHOES AND SLIPPERS AT ANY TIME. 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’. 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 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, watch alarms etc) All concert goers are requested to switch off their mobile phones, 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, 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.

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Getting Here By Car Access KLCC through Jalan Ampang, Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Kia Peng. Tunnels at Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Tun Razak and the Ampang – Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) are also directly connected to the KLCC Parking Bays. Upon entering the basement car park, follow the signs marked ‘Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS’ that lead directly to the lifts connected to the concert hall foyer. M ETER

By Taxi Numerous and convenient, taxis are a popular way of travelling. Always request the driver to switch on the fare meter before your journey. The taxis can easily drop you off around Suria KLCC’s main entrance. By Train Take the Rapid KL Kelana Jaya Line from any LRT station within Klang Valley and make your way to KLCC station (KJ10).

BOX OFFICE Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS Ground Floor, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur 603-2331 7007 boxoffice@dfp.com.my mpo.com.my

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GENERAL INFORMATION Customer Relationship Management Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS Level 2, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur 603-2331 7008 contactus@dfp.com.my


MAKE AN IMPRESSION At DFP and with the MPO, various donor, sponsorship and branding opportunities are available for you and your esteemed organisation including: Corporate Hospitality - host your guests at a 6 or 8 seater suite for an enchanting musical experience Customize a Concert - allows your organisation a unique brand positioning and exposure while contributing towards performing arts in the country Corporate Social Responsibility - MPO’s ENCOUNTER is a unique opportunity for your organisation to give back and embark on outreach programmes to schools, charity organisations, and community centers Our Business Development team would be pleased to help you find out more about the ways we offer measurable and impactful return on your investment with DFP and the MPO. Please contact us at 603 2331 7008 or contactus@dfp.com.my to embark on this wonderful relationship with us as a valued donor, sponsor and partner. Note: Donations to DFP and MPO are tax-deductible

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PRINCIPAL DONOR

CORPORATE SUITE PREMIUM MEMBERS

CORPORATE SUITE CLUB MEMBER

PARTNER HOTELS

MPO SABAH & SARAWAK TOUR SPONSOR

MPO 20TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT F&B PARTNER

HALL HIRES PETRONAS Group Strategic Communications SP Setia Project Management Sdn. Bhd SMJK Nan Hwa, Setiawan, Perak UMW Toyota Motor Sdn. Bhd

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MAKEUP SPONSOR

EDUCATION & OUTREACH DONOR


MPO 2019 SEASON BROCHURE  

Welcome to MPO 2019 Season program!

MPO 2019 SEASON BROCHURE  

Welcome to MPO 2019 Season program!

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