Evening of fine music
It’ll be a classic serving of the classics with the curtain raising to
Symphony No. 4, composed by one of Poland’s greatest icons, Karol Maciej Szymanowski. Written as Symphonie
Concertante Op. 60 in 1932, this work premiered in Poznan with great success and was followed by performances in about 30 cities all around Europe.
Performing this work with the MPO is pianist Conrad Tao, dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open- hearted vision” by the New York
Times. His past symphonic engagements include the San Francisco, Baltimore, Toronto, St Louis and Detroit Symphonies. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.
The concerts will close with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, one of the world’s most beloved works in the entire symphony repertory. It is music of lyrical fervour, elfin enhancement and shadowy nostalgia, written and premiered in 1888 in St Petersburg, Russia.
All concerts will be led by Carlos Kalmar, who brings a wide breadth of musical expertise drawn from his 27- year experience as a renowned conductor and music director. He has collaborated with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra of Madrid, Berlin and Vienna Radio Symphonies, Czech and Rotterdam Philharmonics, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Tickets: RM60 to RM150 Time: 8.30pm
In celebration of the Bard’s 400th death anniversary, this play by The Actor’s Studio features seven directors with seven short plays related to Shakespeare, remixing the scripts of his classic pieces and presenting them in a fresh new take to recapture his fans.
Tickets, priced at RM45 for adults and RM35 for students, disabled, senior citizens and TAS card members, can be purchased online or reserved by phone.
For arts practitioners, education and community groups, call A. K. Siah ( 010- 366 6187) or e- mail firstname.lastname@example.org for RM35 flat rate and group promotion.
Art and activism bazaar Art For Grabs teams up with human rights organisations Amnesty International Malaysia, Lawyers For Liberty and Suaram to present a carnival of creativity and craziness to celebrate freedom, justice and democracy in a fun atmosphere.
Besides over 80 booths of arts, crafts, causes and surprises, the celebration will also feature 11 events, including a live tournament of the elections- themed card game Politiko between politicians and civil society leaders, a book launch by Sungai Siput MP Dr Jeyakumar of PSM, and a feminist conversation on Women In Power.
Forums, such as “Watch Me, Watch Me” by Lawyers For Liberty on online privacy and freedom, and “Liberty or Security: Choose!” by Amnesty International Malaysia, touching on the National Security Bill, Sosma and other excessive laws are also included.
For more info, visit https:// www. facebook. com/ events/ 186431275078027/.
Time: Noon- 8pm
In conjunction with World Tapir Day on April 27, the Malaysian Heritage and History Club is organising this awareness programme to highlight Malaysia’s rich natural heritage and promote love for our wildlife.
There will be talks by the country’s top experts on tapirs, tigers, flying foxes, hornbills, pangolins and mammal fossils, as well as exhibitions on various wildlife, the impact of the 2015 earthquake on Mount Kinabalu, and dormant volcanoes.
For more info, visit https:// www. facebook. com/ events/ 240283196308352/ perma link/ 250551245281547/ Admission is free. Time: 11am- 6pm
The planet might not be in the same condition today as it was years ago, but it’s not too late to help Mother Earth and enjoy her many benefits.
A series of events have been planned for the day, including Stacey Lee leading the meditation session Loving Mother Earth, Matthias Gelber giving the talk “Cultivating A Green Lifestyle” and M. Beyerlein presenting advice on Reconnecting To Mother Earth.
Time: 9.30am- 1.30pm
Organised by Institut Jantung Negara ( IJN), this fun run ( 5km and 10km) is part of an awareness campaign to promote heart health. The event will also host a mini carnival, which will include activities such as free health screening for adults and children, games and a lucky draw.
Pianist conrad Tao will titillate the audience with his ivory- tickling skills at dewan Filharmonik Petronas on saturday.