The idea of having a String Ensemble was planted back in 2010. With more and more players picking up an instrument from a young age, klpac decided it was time to reach out to these young musicians. The idea was swiftly cemented and the klpac String Ensemble was formed in September the same year with its youngest member aged only nine. The klpac String Ensemble debuted with Fantastikal Strings (April) & Christmas Concert (Dec) 2011 under the baton of Dr. Takahisa Ota.
Date/Time : 5 May 8.30pm / 6 May @ 3pm
Venue: Pentas 2, klpac
Tickets: RM25, RM15 (Conc.)
String Ensemble Repertoire:
1) De Baile!
- De Baile! Spanish word for Dancing.
2) Swedish Rhapsody No 1, (“Midsommarvaka”), Op. 19 by Hugo Alfvén.
- One of the best known pieces in Sweden, a typical Romantic-era folk-based rhapsody.“Midsommar” or Midsummer Night is a celebration for the shortest night of the year with almost no darkness.
3) Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
- Taken from Mascagni’s famous opera Cavalleria Rusticana. It is a musical interlude played before stormy, climactic scenes.
4) One Piece Theme
- It’s a piece based on one theme.
5) Popular Classical Medley
6) Radetzky March by Johann Strauss
- Was dedicated to the Austrian Field Marshal Joseph Radetzky von Radetz. This piece was a thank you dedication to Field Marshal for not executing his son who served in the army.
7) Liebestraum by Franz Liszt
- Means “love dream” in German. Based on poems by Ludwig Uhland and Ferdinand Freiligrath
Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68 by Johannes Brahms
- A symphony that took Brahms 21 years to complete, from 1855 to 1876, from sketches to the finishing touches.
9) In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg
- A piece composed for a scene in Henrik Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt. This piece accompanies the scene in which Ibsen’s protagonist gets entertained by dancing trolls in the great hall of their monarch.
10) Pomp and Circumstance by Sir Edward Elgar
- The Best known march by Sir Edward Elgar. In the United States, it is also known as “The Graduation March”.
11) Divertimento K.563 (1st movement) by Mozart
- Mozart’s longest chamber work with the duration of almost an hour if played with all its repeats. Written during one of the most difficult periods of Mozart’s life, the summer of 1788.
12) Last Spring by Grieg
- Was initially written within a set of songs, Op 33 based on texts by Aasmund Vinje. Grieg was so inspired by the then-late poet’s verses that he arranged two of its songs for the string orchestra. In the song version, the story is about a man who is aware he is living through his last spring.
13) Nessun dorma (from Turandot) by Giacomo Puccini
- An aria from the final act of the opera, Turandot. The story tells of an unknown prince who is in love with the beautiful but cold princess, Princess Turandot. However, in order to marry Princess Turandot, he must first answer her three riddles and if he fails, he will be beheaded.
14) Butterfly Lovers by Chen Gang and He Zhanhao
- An orchestral adaptation of an ancient legend with the same title. It tells the story of two lovers, Zhu Yingtai and her lover Liang Shanbo. The both of them die in the end and turns into butterflies.
15) Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- The German title means “a little serenade” though it is more popularly known as “a little night music”. Consists of four movements, Allegro, Romanze: Andate, Menuetto: Allegretto and lastly, Rondo: Allegro.
16) Dance of the Yao People by Liu Tieshan and Mao Yuan
- Was inspired by the long drum dance, a form of traditional festival music of the Yao people of southern and southwest ChinaBuy Ticket