Evening of clas­si­cal mu­sic treats

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THE Malaysian Phil­har­monic Orches­tra (MPO) con­tin­ues to de­light au­di­ences in this week­end’s con­certs themed An Evening Of Mozart, Brahms And Beethoven. Held at 8.30pm to­mor­row and 3pm on Sun­day at the De­wan Fil­har­monik Petronas in KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, the con­certs will have the MPO play Over­ture To The Mar­riage Of Fi­garo com­posed by Mozart in 1786.

This work of scin­til­lat­ing bril­liance, ir­re­press­ible charm and for­mal per­fec­tion was first per­formed that same year at Vi­enna’s Burgth­e­ater.

Next comes Vi­o­lin Con­certo In D writ­ten by Brahms in 1878, a com­bi­na­tion of ar­dent lyri­cism and ar­chi­tec­tural strength in per­fect pro­por­tion.

One of the great­est works by Brahms, its pre­miere was given in 1879 by the Leipzig Ge­wand­haus Orches­tra and was con­ducted by the com­poser him­self.

The MPO will close the con­certs with Sym­phony No. 4 writ­ten by Beethoven in 1806. This mu­sic stim­u­lates the de­gree of es­thetic sat­is­fac­tion and lis­ten­ing plea­sure.

Its pri­vate pre­miere took place in the Vi­en­nese town house of Prince Lobkowitz in 1807, con­ducted by Beethoven him­self.

These show­cases will be led by Kolja Blacher who will also be a fea­tured vi­olin­ist.

He has per­formed around the world with orches­tras such as the Mel­bourne Sym­phony Orches­tra, Tai­wan Phil­har­monic Orches­tra, Stuttgart Cham­ber Orches­tra and Fes­ti­val Strings Lucerne.

He has also worked with many renowned con­duc­tors in­clud­ing Clau­dio Ab­bado, Kir­ill Pe­trenko and Vladimir Jurowski.

This will be Blacher’s sec­ond col­lab­o­ra­tion with the MPO af­ter his de­but on the DFP stage in 2013. Tick­ets: RM60-RM150. Call 03-2331 7007.

Con­duc­tor and vi­olin­ist Kolja Blacher. Sweet Child

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