The Age of Romance with The klpac String Orchestra

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)


Time8:30PM, 3:00PM





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Duration: 80 minutes with a 15-minute intermission
Doors Open: 15 minutes before the show
Seating: Free Seating
Recommended for: 5 years old and above

Enjoy a taste of some of the best that classical music can offer in The klpac String Orchestra’s latest offering from Tchaikovsky to Ravel, Mendelssohn to Dvorak.

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About the Show

The klpac String Orchestra under the baton of Resident Conductor and Music Director, Andrea Sim, unveils a colourful programme featuring some of the most celebrated composers from Europe, Russia and South America.

Be transported into Shakespeare’s magical world with Mendelssohn’s Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tchaikovsky’s Themes from Romeo and Juliet. Celebrate joy and life with Dvorak’s Carnival Overture and explore the dramatic side with selections from Bizet’s beloved opera Carmen.

Apart from that, the orchestra will perform many more signature pieces by composers like Sibelius, Ravel, Bruch, Rimsky-Korsakov and Elgar.

Carnival Overture | Antonín Dvořák, arr. by Carrie Lane Gruselle
Valse Triste | Jean Sibelius
Themes from Romeo and Juliet | Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arr. by Carrie Lane Gruselle
Pavane pour une Infante défunte | Maurice Ravel, arr. by Carl Simpson
Romance for Viola and String Orchestra | Max Bruch, arr. by Yoon Jae Lee
Overture to a Midsummer Night's Dream | Felix Mendelssohn, arr. by Carrie Lane Gruselle
Andante Festivo | Jean Sibelius
Scheherazade | Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. by Carrie Lane Gruselle
Serenade for Strings Op. 20 | Edward Elgar
Carmen Suite | Georges Bizet, arr. by Todd Parrish 

Age limit: Recommended for 5 years old and above. 

Parental Advice: If your child is restless / crying, please bring them out of the hall. After they’ve calmed down, you can re-enter with the assistance of our ushers.

About klpac Connect
klpac Connect is an access and development initiative supported by Yayasan Sime Darby aimed at improving access to the arts through various amenities and programmes for families with young children, students / schools, persons with disabilities, talents and the general public. Find out more at

Sponsored Student Tickets (part of klpac Connect)
Under klpac Connect, schools may register their interest to obtain sponsored student tickets for selected shows free of charge. Due to limited availability, tickets are not guaranteed - first-timers from public schools and those from rural / out-of-state locations prioritised. This show is part of the klpac Connect programme. Register your interest here  

Ticket price :


Early Bird Promo (ends 15 June)

Regular (16 June onwards)

Concessions (16 June onwards) *

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Eslite Malaysia Gold / Black Card Members#

Group Booking

(16 June onwards)

Cat 1 – Patron of the Arts**


RM 100





Cat 2

RM 58

RM 68

15% off regular-priced tickets

5% off regular-priced tickets

10% offregular-priced tickets

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*Concession Bookings (Educators / Students / Disabled / Seniors > 60) – Please WhatsApp us at 6018 227 7212 with the necessary details (name, student’s ID / IC, school name & department, phone and email for verification).
**POTA are arts patrons who wish to make a monetary gift on top of the ticket value. POTA ticket holders will have access to the reserved seating section and will be acknowledged on klpac’s website.
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About The klpac String Orchestra
With more and more players picking up an instrument from a young age, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) decided it was time to reach out to these young musicians.

The idea of having a String Ensemble was planted back in 2010 and it was swiftly cemented. The klpac String Ensemble was formed in September the same year with its youngest member then aged only nine. The klpac String Ensemble debuted with “Fantastikal Strings” in April 2011 under the baton of Dr. Takahisa Ota.

Over the years, its members grew and the ensemble was officially renamed The klpac String Orchestra in 2017. Under the leadership of Norman Ong, The klpac String Orchestra toured to Penang in 2018 as well as to Bangkok, Thailand, to take part in and perform at the Southeast Asia Music Education Exchange (SEAMEX) 2018.

The klpac String Orchestra welcomed on board its current Music Director and Resident Conductor, Andrea Sim, in 2021. She debuted with the sold out “Reminiscing with the klpac String Orchestra” in June / July 2022.

Passionate about bringing music to more people, particularly young musicians, she spearheaded the inaugural The klpac String Orchestra Exchange in May 2023 involving more than 100 musicians from Chong Hwa High School, Pin Hwa High School, and Tsun Jin High School.

Resident Music Directors:
Dr Takahisa Ota (2012-2014)
Mr Norman Ong (2015 – 2020)
Ms Andrea Sim (2021 – Present)

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Andrea Sim, Resident Conductor & Music Director
A well-rounded musician whose passion for music extends to its many disciplines, Andrea Sim was appointed Music Director and Resident Conductor of The klpac String Orchestra in 2021.

She has played as concertmaster for the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, UCSI University Orchestra and The klpac Orchestra, and performed as a violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), Kamerata Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Opera Orchestra, Yin Qi Festival Orchestra, Selangor Symphony Orchestra, and the Vienna Young Artist Orchestra in Vienna.

Andrea believes that music should be shared and experienced by everyone, a belief that inspired the first String Orchestra Exchange Programme organised by and held in klpac in May 2023. She is passionate about education and has coached the NSO’s Genius Seni Muzik (GSM) violin section. She has also been the assistant coach for the UCSI University Orchestra and Eugene Pook Orchestra Academy, as well as a pre-camp tutor for the Miri Tutti Project 2.0 Outreach Program in Miri, Sarawak. She has also been invited to give violin masterclasses for the violinists in the GSM programme and the Galaxy Chamber Orchestra.

Andrea studied the violin in Vienna’s Prayner Konservatorium for two years with Anna Kandinskaya and Barbara Gorzynsky and is currently pursuing her Master of Music (Performance Studies) majoring in classical violin performance at UCSI University’s Institute of Music where she is on a full scholarship. She graduated with first class honours on a full scholarship from the same university with a Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree in classical violin performance under the tutelage of Ergys Koni. She is currently also under the conducting mentorship of Lee Kok Leong.

An avid writer, Andrea has written articles for the Global Musicians League, and programme notes for recitals in Malaysia and abroad.

Creative & Production Team

Executive Producer: Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican
Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM
Music Director & Resident Conductor: Andrea Sim
Viola Soloist: Glaris Tan
Sound Engineer: Ong Yuan Shun
Production Stage Manager: Soo Choy Wah
Assistant Stage Manager: Nur Liyana binti Zakaria

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre & The Actors Studio Team 
Executive Producer:
Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican 
Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM 
Associate Artistic Director: Christopher Ling
Group General Manager: Ian Chow 
General Manager (Marketing Communications): Ang Yue May 
Assistant General Manager (Theatre & Technical Management): Lawrence Selvaraj 
Assistant General Manager (Admin, Finance & Production): Easee Gan
Assistant Technical Manager: Mathanakumar Murthi
Senior Technicians: Mohd Helmi Md Khairi, Mohd Faridzuan Bin Abd Rahim 
Junior Technician: Yogeshwaraan A/L Shandre Sakran
Assistant Manager (Front of House & Theatre): Muhammad Hazim Bin Mansur
Production Stage Manager: Catherine Lee
Assistant Production Stage Managers: Desmond Ngooi, Hafiza Husna, Jech Wong
Orchestra Manager: Soo Choy Wah
Senior Art Director: Joel Wong
Publicity & Marketing Manager: Maggie Ong
Publicist: Wong Kar Yee
Assistant Box Office Supervisors: Jennifer John, Vaideggy Vijayasagaran 
Account Manager: Esther Kuan 
Admin & Account Executive: Amanda Chan
Head of Academy: Kimmy Kiew
Academy Administrator: Harsvini Loganathan
Resident Choreographer: Zhafir Muzani
TUTAS Coordinator: Xavier Chen
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Instructor: Toh Wei Keith
Personal Assistant to Artistic Director: Farah Nadia
Assistant Maintenance Manager: Selva Rajoo
Security Manager: Balasubramaniam Ganapathy
Assistant Security Manager: Mahendra Karuppiah
Senior Security Officer: Shandre Sakran Kumaravale
Security Officers: Balasivasubramaniam Arunasalam, Nadarajan Maruthamuthu, Ram Shah Osali

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