MPO Pays Tribute To Hollywood Composer James Horner

Senses Syahirah Mokhtazar 15-May-2019

The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will pay tribute to an iconic Hollywood film composer, James Horner, on Saturday, 25 May 2019 and Sunday, 26 May 2019 at 3.00 pm at Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, KLCC.

Previous similarly themed MPO concerts such as The Golden Age of Film Music, Hollywood Classics, Symphonic Oscars, A Tribute to John Williams and The Music of Hans Zimmer, have all celebrated the grandeur of film music.

These concerts are no exception. Under the leadership of English conductor Anthony Weeden, the MPO will enthrall the audience with soundtracks from Apollo 13, Avatar, The Rocketeer, Aliens, Legends of the Fall, Titanic and Star Trek II.

Famed for his lush and sweeping film scores, the prolific Los Angeles-born Horner notched his first Academy Award nominations in 1986 for his science fiction classic Aliens and an animated feature An American Tail.

He received his subsequent Oscar nomination in 1989 for Field of Dreams but won a Grammy that year for the civil war drama Glory. Two more Oscar nominations came in 1995 for Braveheart and Apollo 13.

Horner finally clinched the gold Oscar statuettes in 1997 for his score for the blockbuster Titanic as well as the film’s original song My Heart Will Go On sung by Celine Dion. The next decade saw him producing more sterling work which received Oscar nominations; A Beautiful Mind (2001), House of Sand and Fog (2003) and Avatar (2009).

These concerts will feature presenter Razif Hashim and soprano vocalist Asmidar. Ticket prices are as follows: Premium: RM226, A Reserve: RM179, B Reserve: RM150, C Reserve: RM113

For more details of the concerts, please visit For snippets of the rehearsal, visit the MPO facebook page a few days prior to the concerts.

Photo courtesy of MPO.