by AZALEA AZUAR/ pic credit: dfp.com.my
DUE to the extension of the Movement Control Order (MCO), the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP) will be rescheduling all concerts that were originally scheduled to take place in May and June to new dates.
According to the DFP in a press release, the rescheduling of the concerts is done to prioritise the health and safety of their guests, musicians and employees.
“We are implementing and communicating appropriate changes that ensure a safe environment in accordance with the Covid-19 directives, alerts and advisories issued by the government of Malaysia,” the statement read.
Those who have bought the tickets for the shows may exchange them with one of the upcoming 2020 concerts of comparable value, which is based on availability. Concertgoers also have a choice to donate their tickets back to the DFP and in return, they will receive a donation gift. They may also keep their original tickets until a new date is announced.
The concerts that are supposed to be held in May are “Crowning Organ Masterpieces”, “Organ Recital” and “The World Of Penderecki”.
However, “The World Of Penderecki”concert would have to be cancelled in light of conductor Krzysztof Penderecki’s passing.
The Polish composer passed away at 86-years-old after battling a “long and serious illness”.
Penderecki was known for his works in Hollywood films “The Shining” and “Shutter Island”.
Meanwhile, concerts that were meant to be held in June are “Virtuosic Expression”, MPO Chamber Concert, “Senandung Lebaran — A Tribute to S Atan”, “Ballet Festival: The Nutcracker” and “Ballet Festival: Cinderella”.
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.