Tower Two, Petronas Twin Towers Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-2051 7007
Be enraptured by classical masterpieces as part of the Great Violin Concerto Series to be conducted by Vienna-born Martin Sieghart this weekend. The concerts kick off with Dances Of Galanta, a delightful work composed by Zoltan Kodaly in 1933.
Its musical subjects are derived from an ancient edition of Hungarian gypsy dances. Next comes Johannes Brahms’ idyllic Symphony No. 2 in D (Op.73), a pastoral work with a wealth of singalong melodies whose grace and relaxed character are attributed to the charms of the south Austrian countryside.
The MPO will also collaborate with Norwegian violin virtuoso Vilde Frang, a recipient of the 2012 Credit Suisse anniversary of Young Artists Award, to perform Erich Korngold’s romantic Violin Concerto (Op.35).
Time: 8.30pm (Dec 7) and 3pm (Dec 8). Ticket prices: RM50, RM70, RM100 and RM130.
Penang Island Jazz Festival
Grand Ballroom Bayview Beach Resort Batu Feringghi, Penang Tel: 03-7880 7999 www.penangjazz.com TODaY: This year’s 10th edition of the Penang Island Jazz Festival opens with the curtain-raiser concert, “An Evening With Casey Abrams”.
Abrams is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and American Idol finalist (season 10, 2011). He is also deemed one of the most memorable “creative/jazz oriented” finalists on American Idol. Malaysia’s very own Liyana Fizi will perform as the opening act for the concert.
Time: 8.20pm (doors open from 7pm). Ticket price: RM78 (free seating).
HELP Academy Kompleks Pejabat Damansara Jalan Dungun, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 017-875 3836 (Wei Ann) DEC 5 anD 6: Get set for Arcadia, the show put forth this year under HELP A-Levels’ annual production that is produced, directed and performed entirely by the students.
With a history spanning 10 years, Arcadia this time round is set in an English country house of Sidley Park in 1809–1812 and the present day.
The activities of two modern scholars and the house’s current residents are juxtaposed with the lives of those who lived there 180 years earlier.
Arcadia highlights the unpredictability of human nature. The play also shows the convergence of two time periods, showing that though things may appear contradictory – Romanticism and Classicism; intuition and logic; thought and feeling – they can exist, paradoxically, in the same time and space.
The heart of the play is the nearness of death, the finite nature of time, and our defiance of both. Ultimately, all the dazzling ideas are “trivia” and “it is wanting to know” that makes us matter.
Time: 8pm. Ticket price: RM10.
aWaM White Ribbon Campaign Run & Walk
Padang Merbok, Jalan Parlimen Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-7877 4221 http://themarathonshop.com.my DEC 8: Take part in a charity runand-walk campaign organised by All Women’s Action Society (Awam) together with Asiasons and BE Group.
The campaign calls for men and boys to stand up and end violence against women and girls. All are welcome to show their support by joining the 7km run for individuals and 3km walk for families. All the proceeds raised will go to Awam.
There are also RM30,000 worth of prizes and goodies up for grabs. The lucky draw is open to all runners who have completed the run or walk. Time: 7.30am. Registration fee: RM38.
KaRE Treasure Hunt
University College Shahputra Bandar Indera Mahkota Kuantan Tel: 019-9818818 http://www.facebook.com/Kuantan AnimalRescueEducation DEC 15: Animal rescue group, the Kuantan Animal Rescue & Education (KARE), that is officially registered under the Registrar of Societies, is organising a charity treasure hunt as one of its yearly fundraising events.
Funds raised will be used for medical treatments and neutering of rescued strays, as well as the group’s ongoing neutering campaign.
It also aims to introduce KARE to a wider public audience and
Get wowed by ChristmasOnBroadway showcases at Sungei Wang Plaza, Kuala Lumpur.
DEC 7 anD 8: