The Malaysian Phil­har­monic Orches­tra (MPO) re­turns with a riv­et­ing mu­si­cal cal­en­dar for its 2013/14 Sea­son at De­wan Fil­har­monik Petronas (DFP). Look out for th­ese high­lights:

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AU­GUST 31, SATUR­DAY, 8.30PM | SEPTEM­BER 1, SUN­DAY, 3PM RM130, RM100, RM70, RM50 THE LOVER AND THE RAS­CAL Pian­ists Robert Levin and Ya-Fei Chuang join forces with the MPO in this ro­man­tic ex­trav­a­ganza, con­ducted by Claus Peter Flor. Pro­gramme con­sists: STRAUSS: Don Juan; MOZART: Con­certo for Two Pi­anos; POULENC: Con­certo for Two Pi­anos; STRAUSS: Till Eu­len­spiegel OC­TO­BER 12, SATUR­DAY, 8.30PM | OC­TO­BER 13, SUN­DAY, 3PM RM280, RM230, RM180, RM120 THE MU­SIC OF MICHAEL JACK­SON Berklee-trained Brent Havens con­ducts the MPO in this mem­o­rable trib­ute to the King of Pop. Un­doubt­edly a true fan, crit­i­cally ac­claimed vo­cal­ist and dancer James Delisco will blow you away with his amaz­ing skills. OC­TO­BER 30, WED­NES­DAY, 8.30PM RM358, RM258, RM158, RM98 VI­ENNA BOYS CHOIR First founded by Em­peror Max­i­m­il­ian I in 1498, the Vi­enna Boys Choir con­tin­ues to charm au­di­ences around the world with their pu­rity of tone and di­verse reper­toire of Aus­trian folk songs and waltzes, clas­si­cal master­pieces as well as time­less hol­i­day tunes. NOVEM­BER 18, MON­DAY, 8.30PM RM180, RM120 AN EVENING WITH OTTMAR LIEBERT Grammy Award-nom­i­nee Ottmar Liebert is set to thrill with his char­ac­ter­is­tic brand of Nou­veau Fla­menco ge­nius. Per­form­ing with his band, Luna Ne­gra, the in­stru­men­tal artist will surely have you rar­ing to dance. NOVEM­BER 23, SATUR­DAY, 8.30PM | NOVEM­BER 24, SUN­DAY, 3PM RM130, RM100, RM70, RM50 SYM­PHONIE ES­PAG­NOLE Chi­nese vi­o­lin­ist Tianwa Yang makes her MPO de­but, con­ducted by Kevin Field. Pro­gramme con­sists of: LALO: Rap­sodie Norvégi­enne; LALO: Sym­phonie Es­pag­nole; LU­TOSLAWSKI: Con­certo for Orches­tra DE­CEM­BER 2, MON­DAY, 8.30PM RM100 HU­JAN Famed for its sto­ried mu­sic and en­er­getic per­for­mances, al­ter­na­tive rock band Hu­jan re­mains one of the strong­est among Malaysia’s in­de­pen­dent acts. Lis­ten out for catchy hits from its lat­est al­bum, Sang En­emy. MAY 17, SATUR­DAY, 8.30PM | MAY 18, SUN­DAY, 3PM RM130, RM100, RM70, RM50 BRIL­LIANT BROTH­ERS Con­ducted by Ed­mon Colomer, Ti­mothy and Nikki Chooi take on some of the most chal­leng­ing vi­o­lin pieces. Pro­gramme con­sists of: SAIN­TSAËNS: Vi­o­lin Con­certo No.3; BACH: Con­certo for 2 Vi­o­lins; BRUCH: Con­certo No.1; TCHAIKOVSKY: and Juliet Over­ture JUNE 21, SATUR­DAY, 8.30PM | JUNE 22, SUN­DAY, 3PM RM250, RM180, RM130, RM60 QUIN­TES­SENCE: RAMLI IBRAHIM AND THE MPO Datuk Ramli Ibrahim and his tal­ented troupe from Su­tra Dance Theatre beau­ti­fully re-en­vi­sion three beloved com­po­si­tions. Pro­gramme con­sists of: DE­BUSSY: Pre­lude to the Af­ter­noon of a Faun; RAVEL: Shéhérazade; STRAVIN­SKY: The Fire­bird

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Ramli Ibrahim

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