Thursday, March 9, 2017


Music lovers, make a date with our orchestra as it pays tribute to some of the most well-known and well-loved musicals that have entertained audiences around the world time and again. The three-day only Magical Musicals from 7 to 9 April promises to be a smashing season opener for the klpac Orchestra under the baton of Lee Kok Leong.

The trio comprising multi-award winning singer and entertainer Tria Aziz, the charming tenor-baritone Joel Wong and trumpet virtuoso Kay Wong Sze Yen will be belting out iconic tunes from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Miss Saigon and even Evita! There will also be some family-friendly numbers from Beauty and the Beast, highlights from the musical phenomenon Wicked along with a few other surprises.

Always a delight to watch on stage, Tria Aziz is no stranger in the musical scene having performed since she was 12 and appeared in over 20 productions. After winning ntv7’s Audition reality TV show, she went on to bag Best Actress in SHORT+SWEET Musical 2013 and Best Musical Performer at the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2014. Her vocal prowess and captivating stage persona makes her a crowd favourite.

Magical Musicals also welcomes back on stage Joel Wong who teamed up with Tria in the 2016 Sudirman tribute One Thousand Million Smiles. When he is not performing with the Young KL Singers, he is a regular feature in musical productions such as Kaki Blue (2009), Songs For A New World (2012 & 2013), Marrying Me (2013), Merrily We Roll Along (2014), Larger Than Life (2014), Cabaret (2015), The Best Of Sondheim “Abridged” (2015) and "Into the Woods" (2016). He is also the man behind the lovely graphics created for The Actors Studio and The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac).

Kay Wong completes the exciting line up for the concert. One of the top 40 contestants for “Astro Star Quest”, Kay normally plays the trumpet with the klpac Orchestra, klpac Symphonic Band, Selangor Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Winds of Malaysia. But many may not know that she in fact minored in vocal performance when she was pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Music at the Middlesex University in London. She recently performed with her trumpet ensemble T.T Ensemble in Taiwan.

Magical Musicals will hit klpac on April 7 and will run until April 9. To purchase tickets, call 03 4047 9000 or head over to


Title : Magical Musicals

Presenter : The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)

Synopsis : Music lovers, make a date with our orchestra as it pays tribute to some of the most well-known and well-loved musicals that have entertained audiences around the world time and again. From the dramatic and iconic tunes of Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera to the familyfriendly soundtrack of Beauty and the Beast, Magical Musicals promises to be a smashing season opener for the klpac Orchestra.

Repertoire : My Fair Lady (Medley) The Impossible Dream (from Man of La Mancha) I Dreamed a Dream Music from The Lord of the Dance Chicago Curtain Up Music from Evita A Salute to Richard Rodgers Highlights from “Wicked” Beauty And The Beast Miss Saigon: Last Night of the World Phantom of the Opera: All I Ask of You Jekyll & Hyde: Someone Like You

Cast : Conductor & Music Director Lee Kok Leong Featuring Kay Wong Sze Yen, Joel Wong and Tria Aziz with the klpac Orchestra Artistic Director Joe Hasham OAM Executive Producer Dato’ Faridah Merican

Dates/Times : 7 – 8 April @ 8.30pm; 9 April @ 3pm

Venue : Pentas 1, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan Off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah 51100 Kuala Lumpur

Tickets : RM66 / RM46 (TAS Card, disabled, seniors) / RM36 (students)

Box Office : Call 03 4047 9000 (klpac) or 03 7880 7999 (Ticket Pro) Walk in to klpac box office or any Ticket Pro outlets Buy online via

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Lee Kok Leong (Resident Conductor & Music Director, klpac Orchestra) 
Kok Leong began his foray into the local orchestra scene as a violist. He has been involved in several orchestras including Friends of Strings Chamber, National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), Galaxy Chamber Orchestra, klpac Orchestra, Penang Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), Kuala Lumpur City Hall Orchestra and RTM Orchestra. He is also actively involved in sacred classical concerts organised by Yin Qi. Kok Leong made his conducting debut with Galaxy Chamber Orchestra in 2005 and was appointed Resident Conductor from 2007 to 2011. In 2010, he was appointed as training conductor for the klpac Orchestra until 2012 and received tutelage from the late Mr. Brian Tan, Resident Conductor and Music Director of the orchestra during that time. Later, he received conducting masterclasses from renowned pianist and conductor Mdm. Elaine Pao. Kok Leong was appointed as the conductor of Friends of Strings Chamber and held a concert in May 2014. Besides conducting, he is frequently engaged in ensemble playing, sharing his passion in music with his friends. He is now the Resident Conductor of the klpac Orchestra.

Tria Aziz (Vocalist) 
Multi-award winner, Tria has been performing on the musical stage for 12 years. She has been in more than 20 productions, performing mostly English Musicals. Some of her memorable performances include “DanSing Thru Broadway”, “Kurang Manis (Instant Cafe Theatre)”, “Adam the Musical”, “Shout The Mod Musical”, “1Sex 1Money 1Scandal (ICT)”, “The Edge (of which she won Boh Cameronian's Best Musical Performer in 2014), and “Aladdin A Musical Comedy”. She has sung a soundtrack for a local Malay movie “Waris Jari Hantu” in 2007 while lending her voice in various Malay dubbing jobs for Cartoons on Astro.

Joel Wong (Vocalist) 
A tenor-baritone who grew up on musical cartoons, musical theatre, and children's choirs. After surviving formal education he joined The Young KL Singers in 2004 and performed with them regularly. Other pursuits include being part of The Caipifruta Vocal Quartet. Musical theatre productions include Kaki Blue (2009), Songs For A New World (2012 & 2013), Marrying Me (2013), Merrily We Roll Along (2014), Larger Than Life (2014), Cabaret (2015), The Best Of Sondheim “Abridged” (2015) and "Into the Woods" (2016). Currently a graphic designer for The Actors Studio Malaysia, klpac and penangpac, he continues to moonlight as a performer whenever possible.

Kay Wong Sze Yen (Vocalist)
Kay completed her Diploma in Music Performance at the Malaysian Institute of Arts (MIA) and Bachelor of Arts in Music majoring in Trumpet Performance at the Middlesex University London. During her studies in MIA, she also took vocal performance as her minor. Kay participated in the MIA Choir and the MIA Ladies Chorus from 2011 to 2013 as the alto section leader. In 2012, Kay succeeded into “Astro Star Quest” as top 40 contestants among 2000. She was also invited to be solo trumpeter and backup vocalist in Keith Tan’s album named “Platform 11”. In 2013, she was invited to perform with her band in a TV show, “Ilham Musika”, which showcases original composition and performance on NTV7. Kay is currently a member of klpac Orchestra, klpac Symphonic Band, Selangor Symphony Orchestra, and Philharmonic Winds of Malaysia. She also newly formed a trumpet ensemble called T.T Ensemble and performed in Taiwan last December, and they are planning to perform in Malaysia this year.


  1. wow! love to hear musical concert ~ wish i can go but i'm not free on that day =(

    1. buy ticket with me!!! I have discount! I'm sure you'll love it!!! =)

    2. I love musical performances too. Sad you can't go.

  2. Didn't know about this show until I read your post, thanks for the info sharing :)

  3. OMG I love watching musicals! This is another leisure that causes me to be broke, hahhaha but I love it :)

    1. I love musicals too. Hope ticket prices can be more affordable for some musicals.