6.07.2009

An Orchestral Night


The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra was, in one word, smashing. And in two words, awesomely smashing. It was my first time attending a concert of the kind and I was brimming with excitement from the moment I set foot into the venue right until somewhere in the middle, where things became a bit too dry until it picked up speed and the ennui died immediately. I have to admit that I was and still am smitten by the harp (and harpist) though there was little play time for the instrument and just about every other instrument drowned out its sound. I now have a strong desire to learn how to play the harp. But actually doing it would be another story.

In a nutshell, I had a tremendous time at the concert and would definitely be attending more of it soon before I am rid of the opportunity. The show ended after about 90 minutes and the audience (me inclusive) applauded for a solid 5 minutes after that. No kidding. Try clapping continuously (and loudly) for even 3 minutes. It is a underrated form of torture. My hands were aching even before the conductor came out for the second time to bow. Finally, after his third get- off- the- stage- while- applause- prolongs- then- get- back- onstage- and- bow, the instrumentalists/musicians finally left the stage and our palms had the privilege of turning red. Sweet.

7 comments:

sam said...

glad that u guys have enjoyed the concert:) i was so afriad that u guys will feel bored. im looking forward to our next trip to MPO concert again. now i have gained some experience on ticket booking so hopefully next time i wont have any mistakes again:)

Justine said...

Hehe, thanks so much for suggesting it and booking the tickets, too! I really enjoyed it and definitely want to go for it again!!! =)

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Justine said...

You are a HUGE fan, I can tell!!!! Or at least, a forced HUGE fan!!! :D

Olivia NLC said...

you need to post a picture of you in a dress. this is a special request ;P

azngeek said...

Sounds like you had a blast :)

Justine said...

Olivia, you saw them already. Hehe, yay! Don't hafta post them here now. =)

Tim, had a fantastic night!!! Definitely going to go for another one next month. :D