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Malaysian Diversity

October 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm

One of the many reasons why Malaysia is such a unique country is because of the existence of cultural diversity formed by the country’s people of different races. These unique cultural practises gives a more in-depth insight for tourists and locals to get to know more about the other races found here in Malaysia. To celebrate Malaysia’s rich cultural diversity, Dewan Filharmonik Petronas is proud to present ‘Malaysian Diversity’ on 28th October 2011. This concert will see Mohd Yazid Zakaria taking his place as the conductor of Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia and will feature guest singers such as Jaclyn Victor and Iqwal Hafiz as well as the Orang Asli group, Bahbola.

Yazid Zakaria will be conducting the Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas on 28th October 2011

Mohd Yazid Zakaria was formerly a musician and composer for the Petronas Performing Arts Group (PPAG) and has been with the group since 1993. Today, he is currently attached to Istana Budaya as the conductor for Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia. He has represented the country to many international music festivals such as the Malaysian Jazz Festival in 1993 and the ASEAN Symphony Band in Bangkok in 1994. His work that was featured in Musical Theatre Indraputra has earned him a Cameronian Arts Award in the Best Original Composition category in 2002. He has also been selected to be the music director for musicals like Puteri Gunung Ledang, Hanuman, Mahsuri and Semerah Padi.

Performances are scheduled to start at 8.30 pm on 28th October 2011. Tickets are priced at RM 58 for all seats. Early birds will be entitled to purchase these tickets at RM 48 (limited to the first 100 tickets sold). Patrons who are attending the function are required to be in smart casual dress code. For more information, please log on to the website here.

Photo (c) Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia

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Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1

October 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP) is back with its 2011/2012 season and is kicking it off with a series of Beethoven’s Solo Concertos. The first of such series will start from 8th till 9th October 2011. This musical legend’s pieces will be brought to life by renowned pianist Stephen Kovacevich and directing the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra is the Music Director of the Polish National Radio Orchestra, Jacek Kaspszyk.

Beethoven's Bust

Beethoven was a very famous German composer and pianist.

The musical pieces that will be presented in this upcoming performance are Beethoven’s Egmont and Piano Concerto No.1 and two other pieces from two other famous composers. They are Karlowicz’s Lithuanian Rhapsody and Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin. Mieczyslaw Karlowic was a Polish composer and conductor who died at the prime of his life in a skiing mishap. He studied the violin as a child, for which instrument he later wrote his only concerto. He also wrote a symphony in E minor and several tone poems. Béla Viktor János Bartók was a Hungarian composer and pianist who was considered to be one of the most important composers in the 20th century. Bartók’s ballet, The Miraculous Mandarin, was started in 1918 but was not performed until 1926 due to its sexual content.

Classical music lovers should not miss out on this offering by Dewan Filharmonik Petronas. Performances are scheduled as below:

Saturday, 8th October 2011 at 8.30 pm
Sunday, 9th October 2011 at 3.00 pm

Tickets are priced at RM 40, RM 70, RM 110 and RM 150. Patrons of this concert are advised to observe the dress code, which is smart casual. For more information, please log on to DFP’s website here.

Photo (c) Hitchster

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