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...

When Night Falls, July 13th-14th 2019

This month, the George Town Festival is returning for its tenth year, featuring no less than 150 exciting programmes (from theatre to workshops, from photography to music) that will take place in Penang from 13 to 28th July. It’s hard to know where to start when...

Malaysian Philharmonic Tour North Malaysia, July 2nd 2019

Proud Penangites rarely envy the residents of Kuala Lumpur,  with the notable exception of those who enjoy listening to live performances of classical music. Although Penang has several amateur orchestras which give regular concerts, it lacks both a professional...

Memes: A Love Story, June 28th-30th 2019

What happens in the minds of a couple as they interact before they fall in love? This is the process Memes: A Love Story intends to illuminate for us. The musical drama is the latest product of the creative flourishing in Penang’s drama scene, written,...