The MPO has made its long-awaited return. After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the all-new Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) returns on a high note with a variety of exciting concerts slated for March and April 2022 at Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP), KLCC.
Setting the stage for another year of enthralling performances, the MPO kicked off the festivities with the concert theme Señorita, Carmen on Saturday, 19 March 2022. The orchestral wizardry continues with the popular Family Fun Day series with Totoro Goes to The Carnival.
A concert that will delight audiences young and old will be led by MPO’s Resident Conductor, Naohisa Furusawa on Saturday, 26 March 2022 at 3:00 pm. The fun-filled concert as the MPO performs Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of The Animals and Hisaishi’s My Neighbour Totoro.
Lastly, the month of April opens with the MPO and Gerard Salonga making a whirlwind musical journey around Latin America, inspired by Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. Themed A Bailar!, the concerts will present the works of Elizondo’s Danzas Latinoamericano, Marquez’s Danzon No. 2, Copland’s El Salón México, and three Piazzolla’s works namely Oblivion, Tangazo, and Adios Nonino on Friday, 1 April 2022 at 8:30 pm.
The return of the MPO is also held with the best safety measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Some of the safety measures implemented are socially distanced seating, frequent sanitisation of all facilities (before and after the concert) and all guests are required to check-in via the MySejahtera app before entering the DFP premises. All safety operating procedures are made based on the guideline from Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN).
The MPO will continue to strive to provide the best performances and diverse programming accessible to everyone. You can show your appreciation by donating to MPO now at mpo.com.my/donate.
Any contribution given will be channelled to further develop the local talents, to engage our audience with a diverse selection of music and performances that appeal to all, and to continue to inspire hope by bringing the love of music to everyone. Visit MPO online or check out the MPO social media platforms for the latest updates and concert information.