Christmas Music in December 2019

December is a time of year when many of us, religious or otherwise, enjoy listening to the familiar melodies of Christmas music, carols and songs. Every year in Penang we are lucky enough to have a great line up of concerts, and 2019 is no exception. Always a great...

Iolanthe, September 20th & 21st 2019

Iolanthe is one of fourteen Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas that the pair wrote in the late 19th century. Gilbert wrote the words, and created the fanciful, upside-down, absurd worlds that create the, often satirical, comedy of the story, and Sullivan composed the...

Ballet Illuminations, September 13th-15th 2019

The Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) is coming back to Penang for the fifth time to present Ballet Illuminations at penangpac this month. SDT was founded back in 1988 and began with just seven dancers, but now boasts thirty-two company members plus apprentices and...

Jazz Showcase #3, September 14th & 15th 2019

Good news: the third instalment of Jazz Showcase is set to return to Penang on 14th and 15th September 2019 at penangpac. This edition will see the unprecedented collaboration of Malaysia’s leading jazz band, The WVC Malaysian Jazz Ensemble, and the local Big Band of...

Reformation, Saturday August 24th 2019

Globally-acclaimed pianist Stephen Hough is in Penang this weekend to play with the Penang Philharmonic Orchestra. Hough will be performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor. It is a dramatic, dark composition which Beethoven wrote during the period when he...

Fluorophone, July 19th & 20th 2019

However theoretical it may be to explore the relationship between light and sound, Fluorophone turns theory into practice. Fusing digital fluorescent lights, the naked flame, strobe lights and custom-built LED discs with percussion, this is a performance that makes...