GTF 2017, this year’s George Town Festival, starts this weekend, with a programme showcasing performances from across Asean. Aptly titled ‘Svara Asean‘, the concerts will be held at the Dewan Sri Pinang on 28th and 29th July, starting at 9:00pm. Svara Asean concert-goers will be treated to a wide variety of sights and sounds over the hour and a half long -concert. The Penang Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philippine Madrigal Singers will be on the stage. Local artists Adibah Noor and Sean Ghazi and mezzo-soprano Anchee from Thailand will entertain the audience, joined by Flute Maestro Gus Teja from Indonesia.
Rock Corner outlets:
- The Gardens, Mid Valley (TEL: 03 – 2201 4893)
- Subang Parade (TEL: 03 – 5613 1139)
- Bangsar Village (TEL: 03-22021139)
Victoria Music outlets:
- Sg Wang(TEL: 03 – 2148 7208)
- Amcorp (TEL: 03 – 7956 0592)
- Artist Gallery, Gurney Plaza (04-228 5648)
- Artist Gallery, Queensbay Mall (04-637 0191)
GTF 2017 – what else is on?
Over the next month, visitors will have access to a wide variety of free as well as ticketed events.
Art, Music, theatre and dance – take your pick! Books, street performances and as always in Penang – Food!
Check out the food, art and craft and other delights at Macam Macam Asean at the Penang State Museum in Macalister Road this weekend. Entry is Free.
Be inspired by the combination of Chinese drums playing to the rhythm of Indian classic music, in the Temple of Fine Arts performances of ANTHAR AGNI.This is a ticketed performance on 30th and 31st August.
While many are new this year to GTF 2017, some popular events are returning with new material including Potehi, Hokkien Opera with hand puppets. If you’re hungry, check out LAKSA from all over at “Laksa of the Region“.
Lots more information at georgetownfestival.com. Enjoy!