The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will enthrall the audience with works by renowned composers on Saturday, 18 January 2020 at 8.30 pm and Sunday, 19 January 2020 at 3.00 pm at Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP), KLCC.
The concerts will open with five overtures by Beethoven. All overtures were composed over a fifteen-year period and were written for performances preceding stage works; they are Coriolan Overture, King Stephen Overture, The Ruins of Athens Overture, Consecration of The House Overture and Egmont Overture. The overtures are imbued with themes that is close to Beethoven’s heart; music that confronts issues of individualism, courage and heroic struggle.
The second half of the concerts will feature Symphony No. 12 by 20th century composer, Shostakovich. The work was inspired by Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 and dedicated to the memory Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the revolution. It is a symphony of triumph, representing the success of the revolution.
The MPO will be led by Russian conductor, Stanislav Kochanovsky. Chief Conductor of the State Safonov Philharmonic Orchestra, he is considered as one of the brightest and most promising young conductor. He has collaborated with numerous renowned orchestras such as Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. He returns to the DFP’s podium after his last appearance last year for the MPO’s Queen of Spades concerts.
For details of the concerts, please visit http://mpo.com.my/04-revolutionary-tales/. For rehearsal footage, please visit the MPO facebook page.
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