SUN 10 DEC 2017 3:00PM
Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Naohisa Furusawa, conductor
Tengku Irfan, conductor
Low Zi Yang, violin
New work (world premiere, MPYO commission)
Essay No. 2
Symphony No. 9 'New World Symphony'
The MPYO and conductor Naohisa Furusawa celebrate youthful Malaysian musicians. 19-year old Tengku Irfan is better known here as a formidable concert pianist but he conducts his new composition (an MPYO commission) in a world premiere performance as well as Barber’s Essay No. 2. Rising violinist 13-year old Low Zi Yang then performs the passionate first movement of Ravel Tzigane and the concert concludes grandly with Dvořák’s most popular Ninth Symphony.