by AZALEA AZUAR/ pic credit: dfp.com.my
THE prolonged Movement Control Order (MCO) has prompted the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP) to reschedule all the concerts that were earlier slotted at its concert hall to later dates.
The MCO, implemented by the Malaysian government to deal with the rising cases of Covid-19, has been extended to April 14.
According to the DFP in a statement, its priorities remain the health and safety of its guests, musicians and employees.
The DFP is also implementing and communicating appropriate changes that ensure a safe environment in accordance with Covid-19 directives, alerts and advisories issued by the government.
Those who have bought the tickets for the upcoming concerts have the option to exchange their tickets with one of the DFP’s upcoming concerts in 2020 of comparable value based on the availability.
Those who would still want to watch the concert can still keep their ticket until a new date is announced.
Concertgoers can also donate their tickets back to the DFP and they will receive a donation receipt in return.
The concerts that were supposedly held in March including “Beethoven Lives Upstairs”, “Ruffedge” and “Viva Beethoven” will be rescheduled to a later date.
Meanwhile, concerts meant to be held in April including “Pastoral Landscapes”, “MPO Chamber Concert”, “With Love, Bizet”, “Luminous Elegance”, “A Musical Journey”, “Swing Kings” and “Family Film Favourites” will also be rescheduled.
Earlier this month, “Beethoven: The Early Symphonies” that was meant to be held on March 13 had to be shelved, following the government’s directive to ban public gatherings of over 250 persons.
Those who already bought the ticket for the concert can now opt to exchange their tickets for another concert within the DFP’s 2020 season, which will take place between July to December 2020.
Visit the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra’s (MPO) official website at www.mpo.com.my or check out their social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram) for any latest updates.