The MPO Is Throwing A New Year’s Concert To Celebrate Turning 25
The MPO Ushers in the new year with a concert just for you
The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) is proud to celebrate its 25th anniversary this year by putting on a concert of glitz and unforgettable music. This epic concert takes place on Saturday, 14 January 2023 at 8.30pm at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP), KLCC.
What’s more, this thrilling and unforgettable concert will be led by resident conductor Gerard Salonga. It will feature vibrant overtures such as Shostakovich’s musical brilliance Festive Overture and Berlioz’s frenetic bustle Roman Carnival.
While this thrilling music will keep music lovers in the highest of spirits during the opening and closing stages of the concert, the MPO will mesmerize you with all sorts of other notable musical numbers. Slated to be performed are Hisaishi’s swirling waltz taken from a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film, Howl’s Moving Castle.
The orchestra will also perform Rodgers/Hammerstein’s Carousel Waltz. Fans will also be pleased to know that the work was adapted from a smashing Broadway musical titled ‘Carousel’ which opened in New York in 1945 and ran for 890 performances.
On top of that, the MPO will also keep fans in the spirit of the new year by adding a festive mood to the ambiance. This includes Khachaturian’s exhilarating dance music Masquerade Suite and Strauss’ most famous operetta Die Fledermaus.
However, it does not end there. Oh no, far from it in fact as the evening takes an unexpected twist with Monti’s slow and melancholic Csardas. Now there is definitely something for everyone with all these diverse and captivating masterpieces of music from across all different genres.
Additionally, the MPO concert will also see some light classics as well. Some examples include Fiddle Faddle and Belle of the Ball composed by Anderson, Dvorak’s carefree Eighth Symphony and Massenet’s Thaïs Meditation, from a wildly successful opera in Paris in 1894 with an instrumental played by a solo violin.
For more information on the concert and ticket details visit the Official MPO Website.