The School Concert: The Mysterious Maestro

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Introduction The orchestra concert that I had watched and enjoyed was the school concert, which has performed at 25th October 2014, 12:30 pm. The concert was conducted at PERTRONAS Twin Tower (KLCC), MPO hall, which also known as Malaysian Phiharmonic Orchestra. The school concert has conducted for nearly 1 hour, which ends around 1:30 pm. The title for this concert was “The Mysterious Maestro”. There were total of twelve pieces that have performed by the orchestra. The first piece was named “Overture from The Force of Destiny”, the second piece was “Bachianis Brasileiras No.5 - Aria”, and the third piece was “Mediatation from Thais”. Next, the fourth piece was “Hannah’s song”, the fifth piece was “Estudiantina”, and the sixth piece was “Caucasian…show more content…
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