Award-winning conductor Mark Wigglesworth and renowned pianist Stephen Hough from UK return to Kuala Lumpur this 20-21 October 2018 to perform two quintessential Russian works with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas. Paganini’s Violin Caprice No. 24 lends its famous theme to Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, a lyrical and virtuosic set of variations for piano and orchestra. Shostakovich’s monumental Eighth Symphony reflects the tenacity of the human spirit against the evils of war and oppression.
With an artistic vision that transcends musical fashions and trends, Stephen Hough is widely regarded as one of the most important and distinctive pianists of his generation. In recognition of his achievements, he was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2001, joining prominent scientists, writers and others who have made unique contributions to contemporary life. Stephen Hough's catalogue of over 50 CDs has garnered numerous international prizes. An avid writer, Stephen Hough frequently writes for many of the major London newspapers such as The Guardian, The Times, and was invited by the Daily Telegraph in 2008 to start what has become one of the most popular cultural blogs. As a composer, Mr. Hough has been commissioned by the musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic, London's National Gallery, Westminster Abbey, Wigmore Hall, Le Musée de Louvre and Musica Viva Australia among others.
Internationally renowned and Olivier Award-winning conductor Mark Wigglesworth is one of the outstanding musicians of his generation, as much at home in the opera house as the concert hall. Recognised for his masterly interpretations, his highly detailed performances combine a finely considered architectural structure with great sophistication and rare beauty. Through a broad repertoire ranging from Mozart to Boulez, he has forged enduring relationships with many orchestras and opera houses throughout the world.
SAT 20 OCT 2018 8:30PM & SUN 21 OCT 2018 3:00PM
RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 8
Tickets are prices at RM141 RM113 RM84 RM56. To purchase tickets, visit our Box Office at Ground Floor, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC or call 603 2331 7007, you may also purchase online at http://mpo.com.my/11-russian-rhapsody/
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