This is the event of the year most eagerly-awaited by members of the Kinta Valley Wind Orchestra (KVWO). Established in 2010, this is KVWO’s maiden performance in Kuala Lumpur which marks another milestone in their achievements.
On May 30 and 31, klpac Symphonic Band (klpac SB) will collaborate with KVWO to put up a joint concert themed ‘a bit of THIS, a bit of THAT’.
Mr Eugene Pook (Music Director of KVWO) and Ms Cheryl Mah (Music Director of klpac SB) will deliver a unique repertoire ranging from Broadway, Bluegrass hymn to modern symphonic overture. The programme includes West Side Story, Highlights from Spirited Away and many more.
While both wind bands are community-based initiatives, the KVWO is based in Ipoh and is the only community wind orchestra in Perak. It is made up mostly of students and young adults who never had a formal music education, simply because their families could not afford it. They learnt their music through taking part in school bands and many of them have always dreamt of “going further”. It is a dream come true when they got selected to become a member of the orchestra.
klpac SB (formed in 2009) and KVWO both share similar objectives in the sense that they aim to provide a platform for musicians from all walks of life, to get together to make music and to rehearse on a regular basis.
This joint concert will showcase the uniqueness and talents of both orchestras. It provides a wonderful opportunity for KVWO to perform out of Kinta Valley and it is good exposure for its members to watch and learn from another band of the same nature.Date: 30 & 31 May 2014 Time: 8.30pm Venue: Pentas 1, klpac, Jalan Strachan, Sentul Park, off Jalan Ipoh, 51100 KL Tickets: RM43 & RM23 (students, disabled and DAS members) For tickets call: 03 4047 9000 (klpac) or 03 7880 7999 (ticketpro) Online ticketing: klpac.org or ticketpro.com.my