Reimagine Music Festival organisers want Malaysia to be cultural hub with upcoming concerts
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 — Classical music lovers are in for a treat as the Reimagine Music Festival is set to debut in Kuala Lumpur and Penang this November.
Organisers of the music festival are pulling out all the stops for the anticipated event, featuring classical music heavyweights such as the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, cellist Trey Lee and Malaysian pianist Foo Mei Yi.
Reimagine Music Festival co-founder Dr Kris See said at the media launch today that the organising team wants Malaysia to be a cultural hub in the Asean region.
“We wanted Malaysia to host world-renowned musicians because we believe if we try hard enough, we will get there someday,” said Dr See, who is a trained surgeon.
The music festival will begin with An Evening with The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra in Kuala Lumpur on November 27 at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP) followed by An Evening of Piano Trios taking place at the Majestic Theatre in Georgetown, Penang on November 29.
“Malaysia is absolutely the perfect place to do something like this,” said Lee, who will be performing at both concerts.
“Having been born in Asia, growing up in North America and now living in Berlin, I’m used to this kind of multicultural environment but when I come to Malaysia, I can see it, feel it and taste it.”
The annual music festival is presented by OSEL Group and The Asquire, co-organised by DFP and the Centre for Research, Advisory and Technology (CREATE) and sponsored by Malaysia Airlines, GMBB and the National Building Institute (NBI).
Malay Mail is the official media partner for the festival.
Concert and ticketing details:
An Evening with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
When: November 27, 8.30pm to 10.30pm
Where: Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
Ticket prices: RM200, RM250, RM280 and RM380
To purchase, call 603-2331 7007 or visit mpo.com.my.
An Evening of Piano Trios
When: November 29, 8.30pm to 10.30pm
Where: Majestic Theatre, Georgetown, Penang
Ticket prices: RM50, RM120 and RM150
To purchase, call 603-9222 8811 or visit ticketcharge.com.my.
From Wall Street to the Concert Stage: A Conversation with World-Renowned Cellist Trey Lee
*Complimentary for all ticket holders
When: November 26 (Time to be announced)
Venue: GMBB Event Hall, GMBB Mall, 2 Jalan Robertson, Kuala Lumpur
For full details, visit reimaginemusicfestival.com.