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Clas­si­cal Master­pieces

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).

ar­ca­dia Pro­duc­tion

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:

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