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Thursday January 31, 2013

Yesudas to perform in one-day concert

Yesudas Concert – Athisaya Raagam
Dewan Wawasan
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 010-246 8710 / 014-627 0492 / 010-246 7069 (tickets)
E-mail: mitramedia13@gmail.com or sureshmitramedia@gmail.com

FEB 2: In conjunction with his 50th year in music industry, India’s legendary Carnatic vocalist and leading playback singer, K.J. Yesudas (pic), is performing at a one-day concert this weekend. The maestro of classical and light music has already sung more than 50,000 songs in a career spanning more than five decades. Yesudas, also known as the Celestial Singer, has broken barriers of orthodoxy, language and region by singing in Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and other Indian languages.

Tickets, priced at RM250, RM150, RM75, and RM50, can be purchased at Saravanaa Bhavan Restaurant (Masjid India, Brickfields and PJ), Raja Video Centre (Jln Ipoh), Melody Audio Video Centre (Lebuh Ampang), Seetharam Family CurryChouse (Brickfields), Temple of Fine Arts (Brickfields), Saradhas Saree Centre (Masjid India) JS Raaga (PJ) and Vasu Video (Klang). Time: 7.30pm.

Grimaud Plays Brahms
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
Petronas Twin Towers
KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2051 7007
E-mail: dfp_boxoffice@petronas.com.my

FEB 2 & 3: The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, led by music director Claus Peter Flor, presents two masterpieces this weekend. First, the orchestra will perform Symphony No.104 In D – ‘London’, a work composed by Joseph Haydn between 1794 and 1795. It was his final symphony and one of his crowning orchestral achievements.

After the interval, comes Piano Concerto No.2 In B Flat composed by Johannes Brahms. It was written while he was on a holiday in Italy in 1878, at the height of his creative power. Brahm’s work will feature pianist Hélène Grimaud, who is also an author of two successful books, Variations Sauvages and Lecons Particulières. Showtime: 8.30pm (Feb 2) and 3pm (Feb 3).

Yamato Drummers of Japan, Malaysia Tour 2013
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
Petronas Twin Towers
KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2051 7007
E-mail: dfp_boxoffice@petronas.com.my

FEB 18: To mark the opening of the “40th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation”, the Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur will present percussion ensemble YAMATO – The Drummers of Japan for a one-night performance. The acclaimed troupe, which is performing here for the second time, has given over 2,500 performances all over the world. They live, work and train together in a traditional village in Japan. Together, they transform traditional Japanese drums and create a source of energy for the audience.

Tickets; Adults (RM50), students or JFKL members (RM40). Time: 8.30pm. The group will also perform at the Universiti Sains Malaysia health campus in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, on Feb 21 (3pm) and Feb 22 (8.30pm). Admission is free but reservation is required. For ticket reservations, you can call 09-767 1252 or e-mail akma@kck.usm.my or normin@kck.usm.my.

Bak Kwa and Chicken Floss Class
70 Jalan 14/24
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 016-682 7465
E-mail: cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com

FEB 2: To usher in the year of the snake, you could whip up something at home instead of buying it from the store, no? Join Nicholas Pillai as he teaches the recipe for Chicken Bak Kwa and Chicken Floss (Bak Hu). It’s easy and cheap to make these delicacies from scratch. Some parts of the class will be held outdoors, so please wear something comfortable in case it gets hot. Please bring two containers to take your food home. Class will commence once there are six students. Price: RM90. Time: 10am to 1pm.

Iyengar Yoga Introductory Course
BKS Iyengar Yogashala
No 41-2, Jalan 109 E, Desa Business Park
(Opposite Desa Medical Centre)
Off Old Klang Road
Taman Desa
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-7982 9979 or 012-320 4115
Tel: bksiyogashala@gmail.com

MARCH 5: New to yoga or the Iyengar method? Then consider signing up for a 10-week introductory course beginning in March. Students will learn basic poses, breathing awareness, yogic principles of mind, body and movement, simple relaxation techniques and how to use props.

The needs of each individual will be addressed. Students can opt for morning weekday and evening classes, or weekend classes. Each class is 90 minutes and students must attend two classes a week. Those who are already practising can still benefit from this course as it goes back to the basics to strengthen the foundation. Limited to 20 students only. Call for details and registration.

Operafest Children’s Choir audition
SRJK Sri Suria
Taman Tan Yew Lai
Puchong, Selangor
E-mail: operafestchildrenchoir@gmail.com

FEB 2&3: Calling all children aged five to 17. Here’s your chance to join the acclaimed children’s choir led by conductor Kam Sun-Yoke. Formed in 1986, Operafest is a non-profit group that sustains itself through parents’ contributions, concert collections and sponsorship. Audition: 4pm-6pm

Ma Liang & The Magic Paintbrush
Cabaret, PJ Live Arts
2A-3, Block K, Jaya One
No 72A, Jalan Universiti
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 017-228 9849
www.tix.my (to purchase tickets)

FEB 1-3: Ma Liang, a poor but talented village girl, gets a peculiar gift one night – a magic paintbrush. To her surprise, her paintings come alive and do all kinds of unpredictable things. The greedy prince of the province tries to force Ma Liang to do what he wants with the brush. Can Ma Liang keep the brush safe and make the prince leave her people alone?

Find out in Box of Delights’ wildly physical and highly interactive version of this traditional Chinese folk tale for kids aged five years and up. Admission: RM25. Showtimes: Friday (10am), Sat (11am) and Sun (2pm).

Free Preview Talk On Self-Realisation
Centre for Prana Yoga & Self Transformation
Block D, 43A-2, Zenith 1 Corporate Park
Jln SS 7/26, Kelana Jaya
Tel: 012-974 2028 or 03-7887 1028

FEB 1: If you’re asking questions such as “Who am I?”, “Where did I come from?”, “What is the purpose of my life?” and “Where will I go after death?”, you might want to attend this free talk. Discover how to meditate creatively and learn about affirmations to nurture your soul. Time: 7pm.

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