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Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – From Spain with Love

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – From Spain with Love
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
David Giménez, conductor
Cañizares, guitar
FALLA – El Amor Brujo Suite

RODRIGO – Concierto de Aranjuez

GRANADOS – Goyescas: Intermezzo

BIZET – Carmen Suite No. 2

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV – Capriccio Espagnol

Our musical trip to Spain begins with Falla’s El Amor Brujo Suite, a tale of unrequited Andalusian love. Then, revel as Flamenco legend Cañizares plays Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranquez, a guitar concerto of haunting beauty. Rimsky- Korsakov’s brilliantly orchestrated Capriccio Espagnol concludes our Spanish musical tour led by David Giménez.

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – From Spain with Love

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – From Spain with Love
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
David Giménez, conductor
Cañizares, guitar
FALLA – El Amor Brujo Suite

RODRIGO – Concierto de Aranjuez

GRANADOS – Goyescas: Intermezzo

BIZET – Carmen Suite No. 2

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV – Capriccio Espagnol

Our musical trip to Spain begins with Falla’s El Amor Brujo Suite, a tale of unrequited Andalusian love. Then, revel as Flamenco legend Cañizares plays Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranquez, a guitar concerto of haunting beauty. Rimsky- Korsakov’s brilliantly orchestrated Capriccio Espagnol concludes our Spanish musical tour led by David Giménez.

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – From Lyricism to Triumph

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – From Lyricism to Triumph
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Michal Nesterowicz, conductor
Bobby Chen, piano
KILAR – Orawa

BEETHOVEN – Piano Concerto No. 4

SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 10

Conductor Michal Nesterowicz brings us Orawa, a short piece by his fellow Polish countryman Wojciech Kilar, as an appetizer to Beethoven’s lyrical Fourth Piano Concerto played by Malaysian pianist Bobby Chen. Depicting Joseph Stalin and the grim Stalin years, Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony nevertheless ends exuberantly and is widely considered among the best of the Russian composer’s 15 symphonies.

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – From Lyricism to Triumph

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – From Lyricism to Triumph
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Michal Nesterowicz, conductor
Bobby Chen, piano
KILAR – Orawa

BEETHOVEN – Piano Concerto No. 4

SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 10

Conductor Michal Nesterowicz brings us Orawa, a short piece by his fellow Polish countryman Wojciech Kilar, as an appetizer to Beethoven’s lyrical Fourth Piano Concerto played by Malaysian pianist Bobby Chen. Depicting Joseph Stalin and the grim Stalin years, Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony nevertheless ends exuberantly and is widely considered among the best of the Russian composer’s 15 symphonies.

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – Russian Bells and Eugene Onegin

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – Russian Bells and Eugene Onegin
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Stanislav Kochanovsky, conductor
Tatiana Pavlovskaya, soprano
Irina Shishkova, contralto
Pavel Cernoch, tenor
Alexey Markov, baritone
Kuala Lumpur City Opera Chorus
RACHMANINOFF – The Bells

TCHAIKOVSKY – Scenes from Eugene Onegin

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem of the same name, Rachmaninoff’s The Bells is one of the composer’s favourite compositions and his secular choral masterpiece. The four movements depict different stages of human life – carefree youth, happy adolescence and love, maturity and epilogue. Stanislav Kochanovsky and a cast of leading Russian singers also perform highlights from Eugene Onegin, a lyric opera by Tchaikovsky inspired by Pushkin’s novel, in which a selfish hero lives to regret his rejection of a young woman’s love.

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – Russian Bells and Eugene Onegin

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – Russian Bells and Eugene Onegin
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Stanislav Kochanovsky, conductor
Tatiana Pavlovskaya, soprano
Irina Shishkova, contralto
Pavel Cernoch, tenor
Alexey Markov, baritone
Kuala Lumpur City Opera Chorus
RACHMANINOFF – The Bells

TCHAIKOVSKY – Scenes from Eugene Onegin

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem of the same name, Rachmaninoff’s The Bells is one of the composer’s favourite compositions and his secular choral masterpiece. The four movements depict different stages of human life – carefree youth, happy adolescence and love, maturity and epilogue. Stanislav Kochanovsky and a cast of leading Russian singers also perform highlights from Eugene Onegin, a lyric opera by Tchaikovsky inspired by Pushkin’s novel, in which a selfish hero lives to regret his rejection of a young woman’s love.

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – Grandeur and Triumph

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – Grandeur and Triumph
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Stanislav Kochanovsky, conductor
WAGNER – Die Meistersinger Prelude

MAHLER – Symphony No. 7

Wagner’s grand prelude to his lighted-hearted opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg whose subject of mastersingers, apprentices and their singing contests makes a perfect introduction to Mahler’s amorous, optimistic and sunnily triumphant Seventh Symphony. Purely symphonic in orchestration, the Seventh Symphony revels in special orchestral tone colours and uses unusual instruments such as tenor horn, guitar and mandolin to make its unique effects. Russian conductor Stanislav Kochanovsky shows his versatility in these two great German masterpieces.

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – Grandeur and Triumph

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – Grandeur and Triumph
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Stanislav Kochanovsky, conductor
WAGNER – Die Meistersinger Prelude

MAHLER – Symphony No. 7

Wagner’s grand prelude to his lighted-hearted opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg whose subject of mastersingers, apprentices and their singing contests makes a perfect introduction to Mahler’s amorous, optimistic and sunnily triumphant Seventh Symphony. Purely symphonic in orchestration, the Seventh Symphony revels in special orchestral tone colours and uses unusual instruments such as tenor horn, guitar and mandolin to make its unique effects. Russian conductor Stanislav Kochanovsky shows his versatility in these two great German masterpieces.

Illinois Philharmonic – Winter Wonderland Holiday Matinee

Illinois Philharmonic – Winter Wonderland Holiday Matinee

Francesco Milioto, Guest Conductor

With special guests: Ballet 5:8, the Grande Prairie Singers and the Grande Prairie Children’s Choir

Guest Conductor Francesco Milioto makes his debut with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra for our very family-friendly Winter Wonderland Holiday Concert returning to its 3PM Saturday matinee time. Maestro will lead the orchestra in familiar favorites from The Nutcracker  (featuring dancers from Ballet 5:8) along with Vivaldi’s “Winter” from The Four Seasons along with other seasonal classics. In the second half, the orchestra will bring the music from the beloved children’s book and movie, The Polar Express, to life. Special guests also include the Grande Prairie Singers and the Grande Prairie Children’s Choir. The afternoon is sure to fill all kids and kids at heart with plenty of holiday spirit. (And children’s tickets are just $5 each!)