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Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
Location Petronas Twin Towers KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Owner KLCC Property Holdings Berhad
Operator Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Built 1 January 1996
Inaugurated 31 August 1999
Renovated 1 January 1997
Opened 1 January 1998
Enclosed space
Website www.dfp.com.my

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (Malay for Petronas Philharmonic Hall) is Malaysia's first purpose built concert hall for classical music by Malaysia's oil company, Petronas. It is the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, this hall has hosted many of the world's leading artists and orchestras. DFP also presents international jazz performances as well as traditional Malaysian music and dance cultural productions. Through its wide variety of musical presentations, it provides significant cultural enrichment opportunities for all Malaysians to experience.

The concert hall is an 885-seat jewel box shaped room. The space is designed to serve every kind of music from orchestra with chorus, to Malaysian dance, to solo violin. The room is fully equipped for professional recording and fully isolated from the surrounding office towers, science center, and shopping mall. Its most unusual feature is a concealed movable ceiling that can change the acoustic volume of the room from as little as 470,000 f2 (13300 m2) for meetings and chamber music concerts to as much as 670,000 f2 (18975 m2) for large orchestra concerts and organ recitals. This feature was designed by acoustic consultant Kirkegaard Associates.

History[edit]

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas was officially building of construction on 1 January 1995 based in Petronas Towers.

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas was officially completed on 1 January 1996 based in Petronas Towers.

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas was officially renovated on 1 January 1997 based in Petronas Towers.

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas was officially opened to public on 1 January 1998 based in Petronas Towers.

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas was officially inaugurated by the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia's Tun Doktor Mahathir Bin Mohamad on National Day of Malaysia (31 August) in 1999 at 8:30 pm based in Petronas Towers.

The Klais Pipe Organ[edit]

The Klais Pipe Organ in this hall was designed and built by eminent organ builders Johannes Klais in Bonn, Germany. A façade inspired by the angklung, a traditional Sundanese music instrument, the organ adds a further dimension to the range of musical performances presented in the concert hall. The 44-stop tracker action organ has three manuals and a pedal division, mechanical couplers, electric stop action, and an electronic memory system for the pre-selection of registration combinations. There are 2,977 pipes ranging in length from the smallest (a little over an inch) to the towering 32 ft rank in the pedal division.

The inaugural performance of the pipe organ was held on 29 January 1999 by renowned organist Simon Preston.

Recording Studios[edit]

Designed by Abbey Road Studios of EMI Group (UK) and constructed by Audio Design Group, the recording studio allows for the commercial-quality recording of performances in the concert hall.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Official site [1]


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The Star Online
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:29:30 -0700

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:50:25 -0700

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The Malaysian Insider
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:56:15 -0700

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The Star Online
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:15:28 -0700

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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 02:45:00 -0700

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 02:33:46 -0700

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