The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will present a concert themed Fantasia Across Dreams that celebrates beloved classical masterpieces on Saturday, 24 February 2024 at 8.30 pm at Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP), KLCC.
The concert will open with Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis which combines simplicity, strength, mysticism, serenity and elegiac brooding. It has become one of the composer’s most famous works. The composer himself conducted the London Symphony in the world premiere in 1910 in London.
Sweetly flowing themes are the hallmark of Mozart’s compositions including his Horn Concerto No.3 which is next in the programme. It contains a pensive romantic movement with a long, spun-out melodic lines that require the utmost in breath control. Its finale has a galloping rondo with an evocative hunt and the catchiest tune.
Serenading the rich sonority of the horn in this concert is Grzegorz Curyła, one of the most prominent Polish horn players of his generation. He has performed with renowned orchestras such as the BBC, Berlin and Royal Philharmonics, the London Sinfonietta, the Sydney and Melbourne Symphonies, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He joined the MPO in 2015 as Section Principal Horn.
After the intermission, the MPO will present Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.1 in G minor, nicknamed Winter Dreams, which guarantees the audience to come away humming its catchy melodies and delightful brilliance. One of the most accomplished symphonies ever written, this work conjures the images of the wintery Russian landscapes.
Russian maestro Stanislav Kochanovsky returns to weave his magic on the MPO after his last appearance at the DFP podium last year. He is considered as one of the brightest conductors today and has successfully made debut performances with, among others, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Wiener Symphoniker. With his in-depth knowledge and experience of a wide range of symphonic and operatic repertoire, he is regularly invited by renowned orchestras and opera houses in Italy, London, Rotterdam, Netherlands and Oslo, besides frequent collaborations with the Moscow and St. Petersburg Philharmonic orchestras.
Join the MPO in this celebration of famed classical works, only at DFP!
Saturday, 24 February 2024 at 8.30 pm
Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS
PETRONAS Twin Towers
Orchestra / Conductor / Soloist
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Stanislav Kochanovsky conductor
Grzegorz Curyła horn
Premium: RM328, A Reserve: RM298, B Reserve: RM258, C Reserve: RM198
Suite: RM368/RM398 per seat
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