TWO special concerts mark the Youth Orchestra Festival this month at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur tomorrow and Sunday. This festival will put spotlight on youth orchestras from home and abroad in two dazzling showcases not to be missed.
The first concert is a music offering by the Singapore National Youth Orchestra at 8.30pm tomorrow.
Under the baton of Leonard Tan, the 180-member orchestra will enthral classical music fans with a varied and eclectic repertoire made up of music inspired by water, hence the theme Colours of SEA (South East Asia).
Besides Vaughan Williams’ Sea Songs, Debussy’s Estampes and Rachmaninoff’s Spring Waters, the SNYO will also present works by three Singaporean composers: Tang’s Where Go The Boats, Chen’s Water and Wang’s Sister’s Land.
Next, the youth enthusiasm continues when our very own Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra takes centrestage to present a concert themed Vibrancy Of Youth at 3pm on Sunday.
Dynamic young French conductor Julie Desbordes will weave her magic with the MPYO through a programme of music from many lands and from three centuries: Rossini’s La Gazza ladra, Mendez’s La Virgen de la Macarena, Piazzolla’s Oblivion and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite.
The MPYO will also present Vivaldi/Bach’s Trumpet Concerto which will feature trumpeter Joe Burgstaller. For this concert, the MPYO will perform side by side with members of the SNYO, showcasing a beautiful synergy between the two ensembles.
Both concerts will feature the Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. It has showcased its virtuosity to audiences in Asia and also Paris last year.
Youth Orchestra Festival
WHERE: Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
WHEN: Tomorrow, 8.30pm and Sunday, 3pm
TICKETS: RM100 and RM60
CALL: 03-2331 7007