Weekend date: MPO tribute to Abba


RELIVE the nostalgia of the disco days of the 1970s in a retrospective tribute to the hugely popular Swedish pop group ABBA with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra at 8.30pm tomorrow and 3pm on Sunday.

Taking place at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, the concerts themed Abba Goes Symphonic will be MPO’s interpretation of the group’s evergreen hits.

Slated under the Pops series, the shows will be conducted by Carl Davis. A familiar face here, Davis has led the MPO in successful concerts such as Lat’s Window To The World and Chaplin’s Modern Times (2009), The Music Of James Bond and Swan Lake (2007), and The Nutcracker (2006), among others.  

Expect songs such as Waterloo, Super Trouper, Fernando, Money Money Money, Dancing Queen, Voulez-vous, The Winner Takes It All, Mamma Mia and I Have A Dream.

The first half of the concerts will present music from the great musicals that have appeared on the London stage, ranging from My Fair Lady, Oliver, Evita and Cats to Les Miserables.

In this segment, audiences will be enthralled with the vocals of Heather Shipp. Her most recent engagements include Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg (London’s Royal Opera House and Birmingham Symphony Hall), Carmen‚ Dido And Aeneas and Ruddigore (Opera North)‚ Skin Deep (Opera North and Royal Danish Opera‚ Copenhagen), Lulu (Covent Garden and Teatro Real‚ Madrid), Two Boys (English National Opera)‚  The Yeomen Of The Guard (the BBC Proms and with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic‚ The Philharmonia and RTE Concert Orchestras).

Tickets: RM60 to RM250. Call 03- 2051 7007.

Abba in their heyday.

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