DeafBeat celebrates its 10th Anniversary with ‘Inner Voices’, a Drumming and Theatre performance piece that doesn’t just raise public awareness of the deaf community, but also welcomes the audience into the world of the differently abled, and see the world through their eyes.
DANCE, drums and dynamic performances of HANDS Percussion in a fusion of Chinese and African cultures.
Percussion Paradise celebrates the performing arts in a one and a half hour long musical theme park of percussion delights in what perfectly embodies HANDS PERCUSSION. The performance is to celebrate 20 years of the group who had brought a fresh take on music and it will include composition and choreography by members of HANDS. Part of the Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival, DiverseCity 2017, Scandinavia’s SISU Percussion, marimba player, Tan Su Yin, and musician, Mat Din, will be collaborating in this production; together with Malaysian-based menswear designer, Moto Guo, providing the costumes. Any enquirers and booking details can be obtained from www.fb.com/handspercussion [...]
FOR their 20th Anniversary, HANDS Percussion is bringing a moving musical performance to Istana Budaya, and this time they’re collaborating with DAFRA DRUM (USA, Burkina Faso) in a project called Wind of Nomads. A marriage of Asian and African sounds; Wind of Nomads will tantalize your senses starting from the 4th of August. If you’re worried about missing out, don’t worry; the production will last for two weekends! (4-6, 11-13 Aug 2017)
Theatre / Performance
ILHAM CONTEMPORARY FORUM (MALAYSIA 2009 – 2017) 21 May 2017 - 8 October 2017 Level 5 / Tingkat 5 Curatorial Tour / Lawatan Bersama Kurator: 21 May, 11am -- ILHAM Contemporary Forum is a project [...]
May 21 (Sunday) 10:00 am - October 8 (Sunday) 10:00 pm
No. 8 Jalan Binjai, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM), Kuala Lumpur, is pleased to present our upcoming photography exhibition entitled "A Spiritual Journey: Islamic Culture and Heritage in Southeast Asia” which will be [...]
July 14 (Friday) 10:00 pm - October 14 (Saturday) 6:00 pm
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Jalan Lembah Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Percussion Paradise celebrates the performing arts in a one and a half hour long musical theme park of percussion delights in what perfectly embodies HANDS PERCUSSION. The performance is to [...]
September 29 (Friday) 8:30 pm - October 1 (Sunday) 3:00 pm
50300 Kuala Lumpur
Auditorium DBKL, Menara DBKL, 1 Jalan Raja Laut, 50350 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian prodigy and piano virtuoso, Tengku Irfan, returns [...]
Malaysian prodigy and piano virtuoso, Tengku Irfan, returns to Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP) for the second time this year to present dazzling concerts with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO).
After enthralling audience with his brilliant improvisation of ‘cadenzas’ in his début concerts with the MPO in 2009, Irfan has soared high and achieved the impossible; he became a prize winner at the Aspen Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.2 Competition, the ASCAP Charlotte Bergen and ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer awards, and has collaborated with orchestras such as the Singapore Symphony, Sao Paulo State Youth Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra and Estonian National Symphony.
Classical music luminaries that have performed with him includes Neeme Järvi, Nikolai Alexeev, Evan Rogister, Claudio Cruz and Darrell Ang.
This will be Irfan’s tenth collaboration with the MPO after their performances on the DFP stage in 2009, 2011 (twice), 2013, 2015 and 2016, and tours to Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi in 2013. The MPO premiered his award-winning composition Sahibul Hikayat Fantasy Overture at DFP. His orchestral piece, Keraian, was premiered by the New York Philharmonic and his choral piece, Tragedi Dewi Suria, was premiered by the New York Virtuoso Singers. Kristjan Järvi and the MDR Sinfonieorchester commissioned Irfan to compose Vivacity premiered at the Leipzig Gewandhaus last year.
In 2015, Irfan made his conducting debut with the MusicNova Orchestra for the premiere of his string orchestral work, Nocturne. He conducted the premiere of his work, Pengembaraan Minda dan Kenyataan at the Lincoln Center, New York.
Described by The New York Times as ‘eminently cultured’ and possessing ‘sheer incisiveness and power’, the 19-year-old artist studies at The Juilliard School with a double major in Piano and Composition.
Irfan’s upcoming collaboration with the MPO are scheduled on Saturday, 30 September 2017 at 8.30 pm and Sunday, 1 October 2017 at 3.00 pm. He will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5, a grandeur work nicknamed ‘Emperor’. This is the last of Beethoven’s five piano concertos, premiered in Leipzig, Germany, in 1811.
The MPO will also perform a Malaysian work entitled Mercu Kegemilangan composed by Vivian Chua, fusing Malaysian themes with the Western classical form and harmony. Similarly, another work listed in the repertoire, Toru Takemitsu’s Requiem for String Orchestra, synthesizes both Western and oriental esthetics and techniques.
All concerts will be led by Naohisa Furusawa.
Be part of these exceptional music extravaganza, a brilliant showcase of true Malaysian virtuosity, only at DFP!
Saturday, 30 September 2017 at 8.30 pm
Sunday, 1 October 2017 at 3.00 pm
Naohisa Furusawa conductor
Tengku Irfan piano
Sundays: 12.00 noon to performance time
Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays except when there is a scheduled performance
Telephone Bookings: 03-23317007
MPO website: www.mpo.com.my
September 30 (Saturday) 8:30 pm - October 1 (Sunday) 3:00 pm
Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS
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(Sunday) 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Balai Seni Visual Negara
No 2, Jalan Temerloh, Off Jalan Tun Razak