Encounter’s in-house activities are at the heart of all the MPO’s education programmes orbiting around Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS. These programmes are very much hands on and interactive for the serious minded among us who like serious fun!

These concerts are designed for students and their teachers to get to know more about classical music. Have fun while learning about music in these specially created concerts. Our School Concerts are offered in two sessions on the same day, you can choose either Session 1 (10.00am) or Session 2 (12.30pm).


Carnival Of The Animals
24 September 2016
Saturday 10.00am & 12.30pm

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Graham Ross conductor

ROSSINI   Thieving Magpie Overture
STRAVINSKY   Firebird: Danse infernale
MUSSORGSKY  Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV  Flight of the Bumblebee
GERSHWIN   Walking the Dog
TCHAIKOVSKY  Swan Lake: Waltz
SAINT-SAËNS  Carnival of the Animals

This programme is devoted to the animal kingdom – creatures that walk, run, crawl, swim, fly and even one that would like to eat you! The featured work is Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals in which he depicts the mighty roars of the lion (a little scary!), lumbering elephants, onagers (fastest horses in the world), a graceful swan and much more. Beyond Saint-Saëns’ Carnival, we also encounter a bumble bee, a funny dog, a magical firebird, and other fascinating creatures of the animal world. Great fun for the entire family!


Gershwin’s Magic Key
25 February 2017
Saturday 10.00am & 12.30pm

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Naohisa Furusawa conductor
Classical Kids Live! presenter

The music of one of America’s best-loved composers is woven into a drama for two actors – a newspaper boy and the great Gershwin himself – who share anecdotes and observations about the composer’s life and work. Favourite Gershwin compositions include Rhapsody in Blue, Fascinating Rhythm, Rialto Ripples, and some of his immortal songs like The Man I Love and Summertime.


The Bear
22 April 2017
Saturday 10.00am & 12.30pm

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Harish Shankar conductor

Howard Blake’s musical soundtrack for The Bear accompanies Raymond Briggs’ heartwarming, magical tale in which a young girl visits the zoo with her mum and dad, but accidentally drops her best-loved toy into the bear’s pit. That night, she cries herself to sleep, only to wake up and find in her room a huge bear, who has come to return her precious teddy. So begins a bear-size friendship! Join the MPO for this perfect family treat.

Admission Fee
RM5 per student. RM10 per teacher. One teacher is admitted FREE with every 20 students.

All concerts last approximately one hour without interval.

Schools’ representatives are encouraged to book early as seats are limited. Full payment is required upon booking confirmation.

Call the Encounter Hotline (+603–2331 9176/9298) for more information.

Dress Code: 
School Uniform or Smart Casual – Strictly NO shorts, collarless T shirts, singlets, sneakers, sports attire, sports shoes and slippers at any time.

Age Limit: 
For School Concerts, children aged 4 and above will be admitted with paid admission.