THE MPO PERFORMS MASTERPIECES OF ITALIAN FLAVOURS AT DEWAN FILHARMONIK PETRONAS!
The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will spellbind audience with masterpieces inspired by the geographical and cultural life of Italy on Saturday, 28 September 2019 at 8.30 pm and Sunday, 29 September 2019 at 3.00 pm.
The MPO will present Capriccio italien written by Russian composer Tchaikovsky during the winter months of 1880 in Italy. Then comes Inferno from Dante Symphony composed by Liszt based on his interest in literary themes. This symphonic poem has vivid evocations of howling winds and shrieks of tortured souls of a tragic love affair. Harold in Italy, a Frenchman’s recollection of his wanderings in Italy, closes the concerts. Written by Berlioz between 1833 and 1834, it highlights the solo viola as an actual person retaining the same character throughout the work. The composer gave it as a setting of the poetic impressions of his trip to the Abruzzi mountains in Italy.
The showcases will feature the debut of Lawrence Power, one of today’s foremost violists. He is in demand worldwide as a recitalist, orchestra soloist and chamber partner. A regular guest artist with orchestras from Chicago, Boston, Stockholm, Bergen and the UK, Power’s artistry gains him constant plaudits around the world. He is a fervent champion of contemporary music and has developed a large repertoire of new works. His numerous recordings have been nominated for and won awards including at the Grammy.
Conductor Jac van Steen returns to the DFP podium to steer magic on the MPO after his last appearance in 2018 for the MPO’s 20th anniversary concerts collaborating with local pianist Tengku Irfan.
Be caught up in rapture with the MPO’s musicianship, only at DFP!
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- Saturday, 28 September 2019 at 8.30 pm
- Sunday, 29 September 2019 at 3.00 pm