MPO welcomes May/June 2022 season with Mendelssohn, Dvořák, Hungarian Dances

By AZALEA AZUAR

For its May and June 2022 season, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will be performing live classical concerts to honour renowned composers Felix Mendelssohn, Antonín Dvořák, Johannes Brahms and Carl Maria von Weber. 

MPO Resident Conductor Gerard Salonga (picture) will be leading the orchestra for the concert “M For Mendelssohn” on May 21 which will feature the composer’s “Hebrides Overture”, “Fair Melusine Overture” and “Symphony No. 4.”

On the other hand, Naohisa Furusawa who is also MPO’s resident conductor will be leading two concerts, namely “Dvořák Serenades” on May 28 and “The Hungarian Dances” on June 4.

The MPO will also be performing Dvořák’s famous pieces such as “Serenade for Winds” and “Serenade for Strings”.

Moreover, the highlight of “The Hungarian Dances” concert is MPO Section Principal Bassoonist, Alexander Lenkov who will be playing solo while Furusawa will lead the orchestra by performing two of Weber’s overtures namely Oberon Overture and Bassoon Overture, followed by one of Brahms’s famous pieces.

All the concerts will be held at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP), Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) at 8pm.

“The MPO will continue to strive to provide the best performances and diverse programming accessible to everyone. 

“You have been our inspiration, motivating us through all of our hard work, hours of practice, commitment and challenges at every level. All of our achievements are due to your love and support. Be the instruments that keep us alive,” DFP said in a statement on Apr 29.

Patrons that wish to donate to the MPO can visit mpo.com.my/donate where proceeds will be channelled to develop local talents as well as engaging its audience with a  diverse selection of music and performances that appeal to all.