[penangpac] The klpac String Orchestra Goes Penang! 

with the klpac String Orchestra in collaboration with Penang Symphony Society

#Show 1 : 29th December 2018 @ 8:30 PM

Venue: Stage 1, Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac)

Event Type: Music / Orchestral Concert


The klpac String Orchestra is certainly going places! After touring to Bangkok, Thailand, in August where they performed at the Southeast Asia Music Education Exchange (SEAMEX) 2018, the Orchestra will be heading North again but this time to Penang.

The klpac String Orchestra is slated to perform in the Performing Arts Centre of Penang’s (penangpac) Stage 1 on 29th December at 8:30pm, in collaboration with the young and talented strings members from Penang Symphony Society, leading by Dato’ Woon Wen Kin.

With a mix of light classics and pop songs, the programme is one that is easy on the ears and refreshing for the soul. Classical favourites like Mendelssohn’s String Symphony and Mozart’s Divertimento will be featured alongside music from La La Land, The Avengers and Astor Pizzolla’s Oblivion. Rounding up the programme is Songs of Childhood by well-known Malaysian composer Yeo Chow Shern.

The klpac String Orchestra was formed in 2010 with the aim of reaching out to and nurturing younger musicians. Since 2015, it has been helmed by Resident Conductor and Music Director Norman Ong. Today it boasts more than 40 regular members with the youngest being just eight years old. Be sure to catch these young shining stars at penangpac this December.

Music from The Avenger by Alan Silvestri, arranged by Larry Moore
String Symphony No. 1 in C Major, 1st movement by Felix Mendelssohn
Divertimento in D, K136 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Moldau by Bedrich Smetana, arranged by Albert Wang
Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla, arranged by Robert Longfield


Music from La la land by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, arranged by Robert Longfield
Songs of Childhood by Yeo Chow Shern
John Williams Trilogy by John Williams, arranged by Calvin Custer
Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1 by George Frideric Handel

Executive Producer: Dato’ Faridah Merican
Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM
Music Director and Resident Conductor: Norman Ong
Guest Conductor: Dato’ Woon Wen Kin
Featuring: The klpac String Orchestra



AGE LIMIT: 1 year and above. Entry with valid ticket.


LATECOMERS: Entry for latecomers will only be allowed at appropriate intervals during the performance, at the discretion of penangpac staff. No lap-sitting is allowed.


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