The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) turns 25 this year and with that an epic celebration is on the cards. For a quarter of a century, the MPO has enthralled music lovers with an array of memorable concerts and performances. This month the celebration continues with The MPO Goes Broadway!
Under the baton of Gerard Salonga, the stage at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas will come to life with the glitter, drama, dance and magic of many evergreen Broadway classics. MPO Goes Broadway! will take place on Saturday, 28 January 2023 at 8.30 pm at Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, KLCC.
Audiences will be treated to an exciting programme which will include West Side Story’s 25-minute suite entitled ‘Symphonic Dances’ which provides a ready-made synthesis of Bernstein’s ‘poem to New York’ in all its energetic and dynamic moods.
Kander’s excerpts from Chicago will also enthral; the musical now holds the record as the longest running show to have premiered on Broadway. The MPO will also perform Wildhorn’s ‘Someone Like You’ taken from Jekyll & Hyde, which closed after more than 1,500 performances on Broadway since 1997.
Part of the exciting concert programme will include numbers from smash hit musicals A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables and more. Lending their vocals to the beautiful orchestral MPO’s Broadway interpretations are talented singers Izen Kong, Sean Ghazi, YiLing Chaing and Ida Mariana.
Join the MPO and the guest singers in this exhilarating and emotional concert only at DFP this January. It’s a treat that true music lovers will not want to miss! Tickets are priced from RM228. Check out MPO’s website for tickets and concert details.