Join the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and Nicolae Moldoveanu for a musical adventure this weekend, writes Dennis Chua
THE Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Dewan Filharmonik Petronas under the Family Fun Day series at 3pm tomorrow, and 2.30pm and 4.30pm on Sunday. In Musical Adventures, the orchestra will take audiences on an interesting ride of musical splendour.
Under the baton of Nicolae Moldoveanu, the MPO will explore two of the many compositions that paint, in notes, scenes from real life — one of a battle and the other, of a river.
First, the MPO will present 1812 Overture, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, a work which has become one of his most performed and recorded. Its scoring calls for a full orchestra, a brass band and a wide range percussion. It is,
in essence, a musical tableau of the Battle of Borodino which took place in Russia in 1812.
The second work is Moldau (Vltava) composed by Bedrich Smetana, who was considered the Father of Czech music.
Taken from the name of the river that runs through Prague in the Czech Republic, this work is a vivid musical portrait of the river from source to end.
Completed in December 1874 and premiered in April the following year, the work was taken from a collection of six great symphonic poems that the composer wrote proclaiming his love for his country, tracing its history, legends and landscapes.
Vltava is the second and most famous.
Be caught up in rapture with the MPO, only at DFP, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur. These concerts are suitable for children of 4 years and above. Tickets from RM20 to RM80.
Meanwhile at 8.30pm on June 12, the MPO presents a showcase of Spanish music featuring Spanish guitarist Rafael Serrallet.
It includes Suite Espanola, composed by Isaac Albeniz, Tarrega’s Capricho Arabe and Joaquin Rodrigo’s Invocation And Dance.
Tickets at RM20. Call 03-2051 7007.