klpac continues its family-friendly offering with an all-time favourite - Magical Movie Moments III by The klpac Orchestra from 6 to 8 October 2023 at Pentas 1, klpac.
It has been quite a wait as the last edition was four years ago. One must not miss this chance to relive these magical cinematic moments and hear the soundtracks performed live.
Film music can make or break a film and the ones that hit the mark will stick with you long after the credit roll ends, like the mania Frozen unleashed worldwide. It's third outing under the baton of Maestro Lee Kok Leong, The klpac Orchestra’s Music Director and Resident Conductor, brings together the biggest names in film music and the well-known tunes from mega blockbusters and animation movies.
Orchestra aside, Magical Movie Moments III also boasts an impressive line-up of vocalists including Yonlynn, who was in the reality show All Together Now and is also lead vocalist of Malaysia’s homegrown indie band FAZZ. She shares the stage with fellow vocalists Jamie Tan who was in A Hen-Made Tale and MSS Sings Alan Menken, Kay Wong Sze Yen who earned a Best Vocalist nomination for her performance in The klpac Orchestra’s Magical Musicals as well as Joshua Anthony Gui who played Jason in Sepet The Musical.
One of the highlights of the programme is “From Musicals to Movies” featuring music from Andrew Llyod Webber’s musical-historical film Evita as well as the Concert Suite from The Polar Express by Alvin Silvestri and Glen Ballard. Silvestri has long been associated with Robert Zemeckis’ films and has done much of the music for Forrest Gump and the Back to the Future film series.
The concert also features “Songs from the Magical World” which is a lovely tribute to Disney Legend Alan Menken who has been bagged eight Academy Awards and eleven Grammy Awards. Many may not know that Menken is the genius behind many well-known Disney tunes like those in The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, Mulan and Aladdin. Selections from these films, arranged by Ant Chua Su Ting, will be performed in the upcoming concert.
Another exciting segment is “The Greatest Showman” featuring music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul such as Rewrite The Stars, A Million Dreams, Never Enough and This is Me – arranged by See To Jun Wen.
When one talks about the magic of film music, one cannot help but to conjure up the image of a well-loved Japanese composer. Anime lovers will be happy to know that ‘Joe Hisaishi’s Classics’ rounds up Magical Movie Moments III’s programme with selections from Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke and My Neighbour Totoro, arranged by Yeo Chow Shern.
Tickets are priced at RM100 (Patron of the Arts), RM80 and RM60. Educators and students are entitled to a reduced price of RM60 and RM50 while seniors above 60 and the disabled can enjoy a 15% off normal-priced tickets. Tickets can be purchased online https://bit.ly/MagicalMovieMomentsIII.
Klpac, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL