Monday, July 8, 2013

Siti Nurhaliza in Symphony

Sat 6 July 2013 | 8.30pm

Fri 5 July 2013 | 8.30pm
Sun 7 July 2013 | 8.30pm

Siti Nurhaliza in Symphony – Live With the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra with Dato' Siti Nurhaliza on vocals. Let the unmistakable voice of Siti Nurhaliza inspire you, as she joins the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra for an extraordinary night of music. What better way to bring 2012/13 season to a close! 

Ticket Price (RM)

Premium: 400 | A Reserve: 330 | B Reserve: 250 | C Reserve: 150

Seating Plan

Dress Code: Smart casual. Strictly NO Jeans, denim, shorts,collarless T-shirts/singlets, sneakers and slippers at any time.

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Datuk Siti Nurhaliza Taruddin returns to DFP next month to perform with the MPO

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

THE last time Datuk Siti Nurhaliza Taruddin performed at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas was in 2001.
Only 22 then, she had just released her sixth album Sahmura and was a guest performer at Tan Sri S.M. Salim’s concert with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. She sang Pandang Pandang, Jeling Jeling (a duet with the veteran singer) and Mohon Kasih. The experience was priceless.
Returning to DFP next month to perform with the MPO in her own symphonic concert Siti Nurhaliza In Symphony: Live With The MPO, she says: “It is my dream come true.”
The 34-year-old star and entrepreneur, who celebrates her 18th anniversary in the music industry this year, joins other popular artistes who have performed with the reputed orchestra including Datuk Sheila Majid (2010) and Datuk M. Nasir (2012).
Her concert, with the MPO under the baton of Kevin Field, will take the audience on a musical journey — from her humble beginnings in Kuala Lipis, Pahang, to her present status as one of the iconic superstars in this region.
Fans will be enthralled with the MPO’s symphonic interpretations of some of her biggest hits such as a medley of Jerat Percintaan, Diari Hatimu and Percayalah, Muara Hati, Cindai, Biarlah Rahsia, Hanya Dia, Seindah Biasa, Badarsila, Kau Kekasihku and Di Taman Teman. She will also pay tribute to Tan Sri P. Ramlee, M.Nasir and Datuk Sudirman Arshad.
In a recent interview, she says: “Each song has its strengths, and each one tells a story that means a lot to me.”
She describes the medley of Jerat Percintaan, Diari Hatimu and Percayalah as “the songs that are close to my heart and among her fans’ favourites”.
“Jerat Percintaan marks my journey in the industry because it is taken from my 1996 self-titled debut album. It won several awards at the 11th Anugerah Juara Lagu including Song of the Year and introduced me to the music industry. Bukan Cinta Biasa is a beautiful love song with lyrics that I co-wrote with Indonesian composer Dewiq, while Diari Hatimu is favourite among my fans. I also wrote the lyrics to Percayalah, a heart-wrenching ballad that means a lot to me and my fans,” she says.
She will pay tribute to P. Ramlee and M. Nasir with a medley of P. Ramlee’s popular songs (Malam Bulan di Pagar Bintang and Tiada kata Secantik Bahasa) and M. Nasir’s hit, Senandung Semalam (made popular by Alleycats).
On Senandung Semalam, she explains: “This is my tribute to a living legend and a sifu (master) of the music industry. With music from the MPO, I can only imagine how beautiful it will sound.”
She adds that picking songs by P. Ramlee was not easy. “There are just too many great songs that he had written and performed. Tonight’s songs were chosen because of their beautiful melody and poetic lyrics,” says Siti.
For Sudirman’s tribute, she will perform the hit ballad Terasing, “which has a beautiful melody with powerful lyrics that pierce the hearts”.
Other songs include the hit ballad Purnama Merindu which she recorded at the age of 19 (for the fourth album Adiwarna). “The song has a beautiful melody and it brought victory to me at the 1999 Asian Music Festival in Shanghai, among other great memories.”
As for Biarlah Rahsia, which was recorded at the height of the rumour behind Siti’s love life (she later married businessman Datuk Seri Khalid Mohd Jiwa in 2006), she says: “It encapsulates everything that I felt at the time through the lyrics which I wrote.”
Discovered at Bintang HMI, a talent competition produced by RTM, in 1995, Siti released her successful debut album a year later. At 20, she presented her first solo concert at Bukit Jalil in 1999. This was followed by a successful concert at the world renowned Royal Albert Hall, London in 2005. A 13-State tour called Konsert Fantasia Tour followed suit, as well as concerts in Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei.
Having garnered more than 200 accolades in her illustrious career, her name was twice included in the prestigious The Malaysia Book Of Records. She was also bestowed Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) which carried the title Datuk, by the DYMM Sultan Pahang for her vast contribution in the music industry.
Besides her busy schedule as a singer and ambassadors for several brands, Siti is also the face for Duta Muhibbah Persatuan Bulan Sabit Merah, Duta Tabung Sepenuh Hati Jusco, and, together with her husband, founded Yayasan Nur Jiwa which primary focus is to help those in need.
Siti Nurhaliza In Symphony: Live With The MPO
When July 5-7
(8.30 pm).
Venue Dewan Filharmonik
Petronas, KLCC
Tickets From RM150 to RM400
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Siti in MPO symphony

Datuk Siti Nurhaliza will collaborate with the MPO for symphonic interpretations of some of her biggest hits in a concert

A MILESTONE in local performing arts will take place in July when the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra  performs with Datuk Siti Nurhaliza in a three-night musical extravaganza.
Siti Nurhaliza In Symphony is from July 5-7 (8.30pm) at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP) at KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.
Siti joins an impressive list of local collaborators after Tan Sri SM Salim, Datuk Sheila Majid, Datuk M. Nasir, Tengku Ahmad Irfan, Bobby Chen, Foo Mei Yi, Datuk Yusni Hamid, Datin Paduka Julie Sudiro and Aishah.
The concerts will further affirm the MPO’s versatility which transcends genres, from classical masterpieces to film music, traditional, pop, jazz and contemporary works. Founded in 1998, the MPO has consistently impressed and inspired audience of all ages, performing approximately 100 concerts per season at its home, DFP. It has also astounded audiences in Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, China, Japan and Australia.
Its mission to nurture interest in classical music is further enhanced with the establishment of its Education & Outreach Programme, bringing the beauty of its music to people from all walks of life.
Well into the DFP/MPO’s 15th anniversary, this latest collaboration is the most awaited as Siti herself is an established  name, not only in Malaysia but also in this region, with 20 successful albums under her belt and 18 years of experience in the music industry.
This will be her second collaboration with the MPO. The first was as a guest artiste in Salim’s concerts with the MPO in 2001.
Discovered at Bintang HMI, a talent competition produced by RTM in 1995, Siti released her successful debut album a year later. At 20, she presented her first solo concert at Bukit Jalil in 1999. This was followed by a successful concert at the world renowned Royal Albert Hall, London in 2005. A 13-state tour called Konsert Fantasia Tour followed suit, as well as concerts in Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei.
Having garnered more than 200 accolades in her illustrious career, Siti’s name was twice included in The Malaysia Book Of Records. She was also bestowed Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) which carries the title Datuk by the DYMM Sultan Pahang for her immense contribution to the music industry.
Besides her busy schedule as a singer and ambassador for several brands, Siti is also Ambassador of Goodwill for Red Crescent Society, Ambassador of ‘With All My Heart’ Charity Fund Jusco, and together with her husband, founded Yayasan Nur Jiwa which focuses primarily on helping those in need.  
Her performances with the MPO will bring the audience on a musical journey, from her humble beginnings in Kuala Lipis, Pahang, to her present stature as one of the most notable singers in this region. Fans will be enthralled with the MPO’s symphonic interpretations of some of her biggest hits such as Muara Hati, Purnama Merindu, Cindai, Biarlah Rahsia, Hanya Dia, Seindah Biasa, Badarsila, Kau Kekasihku, Di Taman Teman and some medleys.
These concerts are slated under the DFP Showcase and the MPO will be led by Kevin Field.
Witness the dynamic combination of our very own MPO and a living legend, an apt closure to the MPO 2012/2013 season.
Tickets from RM150 to RM400. Call 03-20517007, fax 03-20517077 or email

Tiket Konsert 'Siti Nurhaliza in Symphony' Laris!

Konsert solo Siti Nurhaliza in Symphony di Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Kuala Lumpur nyata mendapat sambutan hangat apabila setakat ini hanya 146 tiket sahaja lagi yang belum terjual. 

Memetik laporan Astro Awani, tiket yang masih dijual berharga RM400 dan RM330 sahaja manakala tiket berharga RM150 dan RM250 telah habis dijual. 

Konsert tersebut bakal berlangsung selama tiga malam bermula dari 5 hingga 7 Julai depan dan ini merupakan konsert solo pertama Dato' Siti Nurhaliza di dewan berprestij itu. 

90 peratus tiket 'Siti Nurhaliza in Symphony' habis dijual
 Muzaffar Mustapa| Kemas kini: Mei 31, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: Hanya tinggal 146 keping tiket yang masih belum dijual bagi menyaksikan konsert solo Siti Nurhaliza in Symphony di Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Kuala Lumpur.

Sudah terjual lebih 90 peratus, tiket yang masih tinggal hanya berharga RM400 dan RM330. Manakala tiket berharga RM150 dan RM250 telah pun habis dijual.

Konsert tersebut bakal berlangsung selama tiga malam bermula 5 hingga 7 Julai depan.

Ia merupakan konsert solo pertama oleh penyanyi nombor satu negara itu di dewan berprestij itu.

Siti dijangka akan menyampaikan rangkaian lagu-lagu popular yang telah melonjakkan namanya di persada seni tanah air dan antarabangsa.

Penyanyi kelahiran Temerloh, Pahang itu mula mencipta nama menerusi lagu Jerat Percintaan pada awal kemunculannya di tahun 1996.

Siti turut mengharumkan nama negara apabila berpeluang untuk mengadakan konsert solonya di Royal Albert Hall, London pada 1 April 2005.

Kali terakhir Siti membuat persembahan di Dewan Filharmonik Petronas adalah sewaktu dijemput menjadi penyanyi undangan di Konsert SM Salim with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra pada April 2001

Kevin Field Conductor

As Associate Conductor of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), Kevin Field has instigated numerous commissions, performed over 200 works by living composers, and established the MPO Forum for Malaysian Composers and MPO International Composers Award. He founded the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, of which he is Principal Conductor. He has worked with a variety of international soloists and is frequently called upon as a guest conductor, working with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Concert Orchestra of Ireland, Australian Youth Orchestra and the Tasmanian, Melbourne, Queensland and West Australian Symphony Orchestras.

Concert Reviews

A symphony of sweet notes

THE moment Siti Nurhaliza sang the first note, she was greeted with loud applause. And as the Siti Nurhaliza in Symphony concert progressed in the concert hall of the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, the applause grew louder.
Sitting among the audience that evening were some top honchos from the music industry in New York who had made a special effort to check out our songstress. We heard they were in Dubai for another engagement and had made a stopover in Kuala Lumpur just to catch Siti in action.
One could not help but speculate that Siti will be offered a recording deal soon. Only time will tell if this is true. Anyway, these gentlemen were enjoying the concert despite the language barrier.
Midway through the concert, Siti said she owes her career to the “kipas yang susah mati” (fan who would not die).
Smiling at the confused looks on the audience’s faces, she explained that she meant her diehard fans.
It’s true that her jokes can be a little too simplistic but her fans did not mind as they were too mesmerised by her. They were just thrilled to have their idol speaking directly to them. In their eyes, Siti can do no wrong.
Aside from this, I must admit that the singer from Pahang gave an almost flawless performance. From her opening song, Kau Kekasihku, to the encore, Muara Hati, Siti kept her audience entertained.
The range in her voice was amazing. After having been singing in the industry for the last two decades, Siti has shown that, like wine, her voice only gets better with time.
Some singers have the tendency to scream just to show off their powerful vocals. In the process, the songs get distorted.
Siti, however, showed good control of her vocals. And she knew exactly how to modulate her voice accordingly with effortless precision.
The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), with conductor Kevin Field at the helm, also deserved praise for making this concert memorable.
This was the second time Siti has performed at this venue. The first time she sang at DFP was in 2001 when she was a guest artiste of S.M. Salim at his Tan Sri S.M. Salim with MPO concert. There, she did a duet with Salim on Pandang Jeling Jeling and also sang Mohon Kasih.
Among my favourite moments during the concert was when Siti sang Senandung Semalam, a song composed by M. Nasir and made popular by the group, Alleycats.
Siti told the press after the concert that this song was her tribute to Nasir, who is a living legend and ‘sifu’ (master) of the music industry.
“With music performed by the MPO, I could only imagine how beautiful it would sound,” she emphasised.
And Siti was absolutely right. If Nasir were in the audience, he would have been impressed with the rendition.
My other favourite moment was when Siti paid tribute to legendary artiste Tan Sri P. Ramlee by singing a medley of his songs – Malam Bulan Dipagar Bintang (from the movie, Pendekar Bujang Lapuk) and Tiada Kata Secantik Bahasa (from Anakku Sazali).
She said in a note in the concert programme booklet: “Picking songs by Tan Sri P. Ramlee as a tribute to the legend was not easy for me. There are just too many great songs that he had written. Tonight’s songs were chosen because of their beautiful melodies and lyrics.”
One song that got my feet tapping was the upbeat Cindai, featuring the sounds of middle eastern drums called darbuka. Siti also made some effort to play the drums herself, which was pretty impressive.
She also included a new song, Lebih Indah, in her repertoire. This song will be featured in her upcoming album to be released at the end of the year.
Lebih Indah reflects the emotions she went through last year when her husband, Datuk Seri Khalid Mohamad Jiwa (better known as Datuk K), was involved in a motorbike incident in New Zealand.
“I wanted a positive title for this song,” she said after the concert.
Siti will also be holding a concert at Istana Budaya in September and many of her fans, including yours truly, will be eagerly looking forward to that.

Published: Thursday July 11, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday July 11, 2013 MYT 7:35:33 AM

Utterly bewitching

Heart and soul: Looking as glamorous as ever, Datuk Siti Nurhaliza was in fine voice during her three-night concert series at Dewan Filharmonik Petronasin Kuala Lumpur.
Heart and soul: Looking as glamorous as ever, Datuk Siti Nurhaliza was in fine voice during her three-night concert series at Dewan Filharmonik Petronasin Kuala Lumpur.
Even with symphonic backing, Datuk Siti Nurhaliza was every inch the star of the show.
BRAVING the traffic crawl to the Kuala Lumpur city centre on Friday night wasn’t something I looked forward to. But this was no ordinary Friday night – it was Malay pop darling Datuk Siti Nurhaliza’s big date at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP), the first of her three-night concert series, which promised to add another milestone to her career.
Billed as Siti Nurhaliza In Symphony Live With The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the shows were sold out weeks after they were announced earlier this year.
For those who managed to get tickets, Siti’s performance last Friday at DFP lived up to its hype.
On stage, Siti, who has not lost her manja smile, was the focus of attention as she tackled live symphonic performances of favourites from her career songbook.
The backing of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, led by conductor Kevin Field, made all the difference as Siti’s tunes were carefully rearranged, perfumed and lifted to the next level.
Siti, 34, now joins an illustrious list of singers to work with the MPO, including Tan Sri SM Salim, Datuk M. Nasir and Datuk Sheila Majid.
The packed concert hall proved that these Siti showcases – with local flavour and charm – were apt closers for the DFP/MPO 2012/2013 concert season.
Looking resplendent in a dress designed by Khoon Hooi, Siti stirred up the evening with the all-time favourite Kau Kekasihku.
This song, originally composed by Ajai, was given a new orchestral arrangement by composer/producer Jenny Chin.
Backed by an 80-piece MPO ensemble and watched by a hushed audience, there was no way that Siti could go wrong with this infectious ballad.
The song, which is about love lost, showcased Siti’s vocal prowess as the chorus was sung on the upper register. And as expected, Siti sang the poignant song beautifully.
What a start it was at DFP!
Siti promised her fans a musical journey through her career, with her songs – in pop, R&B and traditional genres – given fresh symphonic arrangements.
Looking back, it has been 12 years since Siti first performed on the prestigious DFP stage.
Back in 2001, she was a guest performer at Tan Sri SM Salim’s concert with the MPO where she sang Pandang Pandang Jeling Jeling and Mohon Kasih.
Returning to DFP in her own symphonic concert series to mark her 18th anniversary in the music industry was, quite simply, a dream come true for her.
Siti was enjoying each and every minute on the DFP stage.
One of the show’s heart-shaped highlights was a medley of her ballads Jerat Percintaan (taken from her 1996’s self-titled debut), Bukan Cinta Biasa (the song for which Siti co-wrote the lyrics), Diari Hatimu and Percayalah.
“Wow! What a relief!” said Siti cheekily, referring to the challenges posed by the medley of ballads.
“Seriously I was thinking, ‘Will I be able to pull this one off?’ Thank God I did,” she added with a laugh.
It was easy to see why thousands of fans are crazy about her.
Watching Siti on stage was an illuminating experience – there is a certain magic in the way she performs and gets deep inside her songs.
Despite her success and media overexposure (according to some cynics), Siti remains that sweet, affable and gracious girl-next-door type.
Never someone to forget her roots, Siti also made it a point to pay tribute to those who inspired her.
And to show her gratitude, Siti performed a medley of the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee’s songs – Malam Bulan Di Pagar Bintang and Tiada Kata Secantik Bahasa.
“This is my tribute to the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee who inspired me to be where I am today,” she said.
As for fan favourites, Siti performed the huge hit Biarlah Rahsia from 2006. The tune, as most fans know, detailed everything that went through her heart with regards to her love life back then. And again, Siti didn’t disappoint with a wonderful string-laden sweep through Biarlah Rahsia, which I felt was her most beautiful rendition for the night.
At the end of her song, Siti half-jokingly said that performing with an orchestra ensemble wasn’t easy. Her banter brought the artiste and audience closer to each other.
Popular tracks such as Hanya DiaSeindah BiasaBalqisKu MahuCindai and Di Taman Teman further enthralled the fans.
And her concert would not have been complete if she didn’t introduce Purnama Merindu, which was recorded when Siti was just 19 (for her fourth album Adiwarna). Throughout the evening, Siti and the MPO ensemble mesmerised the crowd, but trust the singer to also include songs that were also close to her heart, such as M. Nasir’s heartfelt compositionSenandung Semalam (made popular by Alleycats) and Datuk Sudirman Haji Arshad’s Terasing.
She concluded that night at DFP with a beautiful version ofMuara Hati (a duet recorded with Hafiz), which she handled lovingly on her own.
Both formidable and adorable, Siti delivered in spades despite the ramped up expections at DFP. Oh yes, she still has it.

Siti unggul di DFP

Siti unggul di DFPSiti mencipta sejarah peribadi dengan penganjuran konsert solo bersama iringan muzik MPO.
Kekuatan vokal, komunikasi baik pada konsert solo pertama catat memori indah buat peminat

Sedekad lalu, dia hanyalah penyanyi undangan kepada bintang legenda, Tan Sri SM Salim, sewaktu penyanyi malar segar itu menjayakan konsertnya bersama Orkestra Filharmonik Malaysia atau MPO. Kehadiran Datuk Siti Nurhaliza waktu itu sekadar menyampaikan dua lagu, iaitu Pandang-Pandang Jeling-Jeling dan Mohon Kasih. 

Bermula saat itu, penyanyi jelita ini mula menyimpan hasrat untuk beraksi secara solo di pentas berprestij terbabit. Ternyata Tuhan menjawab doa Siti apabila impian itu akhirnya menjadi kenyataan. 
Tanggal 5 Julai lalu, selama tiga malam berturut-turut, penyanyi berasal dari Kuala Lipis, Pahang, ini mencatat sejarah peribadi apabila diberi mandat mengadakan persembahan secara solo dengan diiringi kumpulan orkestra ternama itu. 

Sebuah persembahan yang bukan saja dinanti-nantikan peminat tegar Siti, tetapi juga oleh si empunya diri. Selepas mengadakan persembahan di Royal Albert Hall, London, tujuh tahun lalu, Dewan Filharmonik Petronas ialah lokasi impian Siti demi memantapkan lagi portfolionya dalam bidang seni. 

Bertemankan pemuzik berpengalaman yang hampir memenuhi ruang pentas, berserta seorang konduktor, Kevin Field, Siti memulakan tugasnya dengan menyampaikan lagu Kau Kekasihku. Ibarat cinta pandang pertama, lagu ciptaan Ajai dengan pantas meresap ke dalam jiwa penonton, sekali gus menjanjikan persembahan memakan masa selama dua jam itu amat berbaloi untuk ditonton. 

Rasa bagai nak demam 

Cabaran utama yang harus dilalui mana-mana penyanyi yang pernah beraksi di pentas DFP adalah bagaimana mahu terus membuat penonton teruja dan terpana dengan persembahan mereka. Berbeza dengan lokasi lain, menyanyi di pentas terbabit tidak memerlukan sebarang gimik. Malah, ruang pentas yang amat terhad juga membataskan pergerakan si artis. Justeru, tiada apa yang mampu ditawarkan selain vokal ampuh. 
Ternyata, Siti ‘lulus’ ujian itu apabila suaranya diadun dengan begitu baik sekali bersama susunan muzik kebanyakan lagu yang didendangkan pada konsert itu. 

“Beberapa hari sebelum persembahan, Siti akui gementar dan rasa nak demam. Lebih-lebih lagi apabila memikirkan yang Siti perlu menyanyi lagu yang mencabar vokal, seperti rangkaian lagu balada,” ujar Siti ketika berceloteh di atas pentas. 

Walaupun mungkin ada yang menganggap, menyanyi bagi Siti umpama memakan kacang, namun bagi empunya badan, untuk mendapatkan nada yang sesuai apatah lagi diiringi orkestra, kesilapan boleh berlaku pada bila-bila masa jika tidak berhati-hati. 

“Siti teringat pesanan Tan Sri SM Salim, menyanyi dengan orkestra ini bukan mudah. Ada kala mereka mengikut tempo kita, ada ketika kita pula terpaksa mengejar mereka. Seperkara yang Siti belajar, susunan muzik semalam, tak akan sama dengan hari ini. Jadi kita kena peka dan sentiasa bersedia,” kata Siti lagi. 

Penghargaan buat legenda negara 

Untuk segmen pertama, selain Kau Kekasihku, Siti memilih untuk menyampaikan lagu Badarsila, medley balada seperti Jerat Pecintaan, Bukan Cinta Biasa, Diari Hatimu dan Percayalah. 

Turut didendangkan ialah lagu Hanya Dia, Di Taman Teman, Seindah Biasa dan Biarlah Rahsia, iaitu lagu yang bukan saja menyerlahkan vokal buluh perindu penyanyi ini, tetapi juga susunan muziknya yang menjadi. Saat Siti mendendangkan lagu berkenaan, penonton seperti terpaku dek kelunakan serta rasa yang diserlahkan olehnya. 

Seperti yang dijanjikannya sebelum ini, Siti turut menyanyikan lagu penyanyi legenda lain seperti Tan Sri P Ramlee, iaitu Malam Bulan Di Pagar Bintang dan Tiada Kata Secantik Bahasa. 

Sewaktu menyanyikan lagu Cindai pada segmen kedua pula, sempat Siti menunjukkan kemahirannya memukul gendang Arab atau Darbuka. 

“Idea untuk memukul gendang ini memang sudah lama Siti fikirkan. Lucunya, disebabkan Siti sibuk dengan latihan nyanyian dan tarian, Siti terpaksa berlatih memukul Darbuka ini sewaktu hendak tidur. Mahu tak mahu, suami Siti (Datuk K) terpaksalah mendengarnya,” cerita Siti ketika ditemui pada sidang media kemudiannya. 

Anggun mengenakan gaun berenda rekaan Cosry serta tatarias oleh Nurul Shukor, ketika menghiburkan peminat pada malam kedua, Siti juga semakin menunjukkan kematangan ketika berkomunikasi. Ada ketika dia berjenaka sekali gus membuatkan keheningan dewan itu dipecahkan dengan deraian ketawa hadirin. 

Persembahan eksklusif 

Jika pada segmen pertama Siti menyanyikan lagu P Ramlee, untuk segmen kedua, Siti memilih lagu yang pernah dipopularkan oleh Datuk Sudirman Arshad dan Jamal Abdillah, iaitu Terasing serta Senandung Semalam. 

“Siti memang sengaja memilih lagu penyanyi lelaki kerana ini juga satu cara untuk Siti menguji vokal kerana nada suara lelaki berbeza dengan perempuan,” jelasnya. 

Puas menyanyikan lagu perlahan, Siti mengubah atmosfera dengan menyanyikan lagu rancak iaitu rangkaian lagu Ku Mahu, Ya Maulai dan Balqis, sebelum mengucapkan selamat tinggal kepada penonton menerusi lagu Muara Hati yang disampaikan secara solo, kali ini. 

Persembahan selama tiga malam itu turut disifatkan Siti sebagai sangat eksklusif. Bukan bercakap kosong kerana konsert Siti Nurhaliza In Symphony itu tidak dirakam dalam bentuk audio mahupun visual. 

“Ini memang kehendak Siti dan moga ia menjadi kenangan terindah buat penonton untuk sepuluh, dua puluh tahun akan datang,” katanya yang turut memperdengarkan lagu terbaru, yang ditujukan khas buat suami tersayang, berjudul Lebih Indah.

Suara Siti adalah ‘instrumen’ terbaik

Suara Siti 'instrumen' terbaik dalam konsert MPO
KUALA LUMPUR: “Walaupun pernah diiringi London Symphony Orchestra semasa konsert saya di Royal Albert Hall pada 2005, pengalaman yang dirasai malam ini sangat berbeza.

“Menyanyi bersama Orkestra Filharmonik Malaysia (MPO) adalah salah satu impian saya sejak sekian lama, apatah lagi di lokasi berprestij di negara sendiri.

“Tambahan pula, mereka yang hadir adalah peminat-peminat setia yang pernah menonton persembahan saya yang lain. Jadi, jangkaan mereka untuk persembahan kali ini pasti juga berbeza,” ujar Datuk Siti Nurhaliza selepas Konsert Siti Nurhaliza In Symphony di Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, KLCC.

Konsert berlangsung selama tiga malam mulai Jumaat dengan harga tiket dalam lingkungan RM150 sehingga RM400.

Merupakan konsert penutup tirai DFP untuk musim 2012/2013, Siti menjadi artis tempatan keempat yang pernah mengadakan konsert solo diiringi lebih 80 pemuzik bertaraf antarabangsa himpunan MPO di bawah pimpinan Kevin Field.

Sebelum ini ialah Tan Sri S.M Salim, Datuk Sheila Majid dan Datuk M. Nasir.

“Memang susah untuk memilih lagu bagi persembahan kali ini. Pada awalnya, saya menyenaraikan lebih 30 lagu, tetapi selepas duduk berbincang dengan konduktor dan penyusun muzik, kami memutuskan untuk 20 lagu terbaik yang sesuai dengan pembawaan orkestra,” sambung Siti.

Antara lagu yang dinyanyikan termasuk Kau Kekasihku, Badarsila, Biarlah Rahsia, Cindai, Ya Maulai dan Lebih Indah.

Siti juga mendendangkan lagu Malam Bulan Dipagar Bintang dan Tiada Kata Secantik Bahasa (Tan Sri P Ramlee), Senandung Semalam (Alleycats) serta Terasing (Sudirman) sebagai penghargaan kepada idola-idolanya.

Dengan kapasiti dewan yang mampu memuatkan 900 penonton, tepukan gemuruh mengisi setiap ruang DFP setiap kali Siti selesai menyanyi. Pada malam pertama, dia anggun mengenakan dua pasang busana berwarna biru dan ungu hasil rekaan Khoon Hooi.

“Bagi saya sendiri, persiapan dilakukan sejak sebulan lalu menerusi demo susunan baru yang dihantar. Saya sangat-sangat menjaga kesihatan dengan bersenam, tidak minum ais dan kalau terasa hendak sakit, cepat-cepat saya jumpa doktor, apatah lagi baru-baru ini dengan cuaca jerebu.

“Alhamdulillah, suara saya berada dalam keadaan baik dan saya berpuas hati dengan prestasi malam pembukaan,” ujar diva berusia 34 tahun ini.

“Walaupun sudah lebih 15 tahun menjadi artis rakaman, menyanyi dengan orkestra tidak semudah yang dilihat. Saya menarik nafas lega selepas selesai satu-satu lagu, terutamanya yang berentak balada. Ia bukan saja memerlukan kekuatan vokal, tetapi saya harus menjaga tempo agar selari dan harmoni”.

‘Kebimbangan’ Siti itu bagaimanapun tidak terlihat pada wajahnya. Siti kelihatan sangat tenang, malah seperti biasa, dia seakan tersenyum setiap kali menyanyi, walaupun pada lagu yang sukar seperti Purnama Merindu.

Walaupun diiringi pemuzik sehebat MPO, suara Siti adalah ‘instrumen’ terbaik pada malam itu. Dengan vokal yang jelas, bertenaga dan dinamik, dia membuktikan bahawa dia masih antara penyanyi terunggul negara.

Syabas Datuk Siti Nurhaliza.

Kelunakan Suara, Senjata Dato` Siti Nurhaliza Di DFP

KUALA LUMPUR, 8 JULAI 2013: Ketepikan soal senarai 20 seleksi lagu yang menjadi taruhan Dato Siti Nurhaliza,34 ketika konsert Siti Nurhaliza in Symphony berlangsung di Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP) pada 5 hingga 7 Julai lalu k erana kelunakan suara buluh perindu milik penyanyi kesayangan ramai itu bersama iringan 80 pemuzik dari Orkestra Philharmonic Malaysia (MPO) nyata cukup memukau penonton.
Berbeza daripada biasa, suasana indah DFP yang hanya mampu memuatkan kapasiti penonton yang tidak ramai dalam satu-satu persembahan itu telah memberikan impak luar biasa kepada sekalian peminat diva tersohor berkenaan.
Mana tidaknya, selain senyuman yang setiasa menguntum di wajah Dato' Siti, pengalaman sebagai penyanyi memberi kelebihannya untuk layak bergelar penglipur lara dengan senda loka yang diberikan sepanjang konsert berlangsung.
Malah pada malam pertama persembahan iaitu pada 5 Julai lalu, Dato Siti yang anggun menggayakan dua persalinan indah rekaan Khoon Hooi itu tidak sudah-sudah melafazkan perasaan syukur dalam setiap kesempatan diantara persembahan lagunya.
"Memang perasaan gementar itu ada pada malam pertama persembahan saya ini. Tapi Alhamdulillah semuanya berjalan dengan lancar. Bukannya apa, menyanyi bersama-sama orkestra MPO bukanlah satu kerja yang mudah sebagaimana yang pernah dikatakan Tan Sri SM Salim sebelum ini.
"Kerana sebagai penyanyi dan pemuzik orkestra kami perlu berjalan seiringan atau serentak. Alhamdulillah saya sudah dapat momentum yang diinginkan," katanya sebaik sahaja selepas konsert malam pertama Jumaat lalu.
Merupakan konsert penutup tirai DFP untuk musim 2012/2013, Siti menjadi artis tempatan keempat yang pernah mengadakan konsert solo diiringi lebih 80 pemuzik bertaraf antarabangsa himpunan MPO di bawah pimpinan Kevin Field.
Dato' Siti telah mempersembahkan beberapa lagu popularnya seperti Kau Kekasihku sebagai persembahan pembukaan, diikuti Badarsila, madley Jerat Percintaan, Bukan Cinta Biasa, Diari Hatimu dan juga Percayalah.
Tidak ketinggalan Hanya Dia, Di Taman Teman, Biarlah Rahsia, Seindah Biasa, Cindai, Senandung Semalam, Lebih Indah, Ku Mahu, Balqis, Ya Maulai dan Purnama Merindu.
Beliau mengakui bahawa kredibiliti vokalnya tercabar ketika menyanyikan beberapa lagu balada kegemarannya terutama sekali Purnama Merindu yang telah banyak mengharumkan namanya di peringkat antarabangsa.
"Memang lagu perlahan iaitu lagu-lagu balad menguji ketahanan vokal saya. Bagi memastikan vokal dan stamina saya terjaga, setiap hari saya akan bersenam selama satu jam. Bila saya dapat tahu nak sakit terutama ketika cuaca jerebu baru-baru ini, saya cepat-cepat berjumpa dengan doktor.
"Alhamdulillah semakin nak dekat dengan konsert, perasaan gementar saya semakin berkurangan," katanya yang hanya berpeluang menjalani latihan selama dua hari bersama pemuzik profesional MPO sebelum konsert berlangsung.
Berbanding konsertnya yang lain, kali ini Dato` Siti perlu akur dengan teknik berbeza kerana dia perlu mendapatkan susunan muzik lagu-lagunya terlebih dahulu yang telah dirakamkan untuknya membuat latihan.
Antara pemuzik yang bertindak dalam susunan muzik lagu-lagu pilihannya iaitu Jenny Chin, Ahmad Muriz Che Rose, Khor Chin Yang, Yuzaifullah Mohd Yusof dan Syed Sharir Faisal Syed Hussain.
"Pemuzik-pemuzik ini telah banyak membantu saya kerana susunan perlu dibuat lebih awal dan setelah siap dimasukan dengan muzik orkestra barulah saya berpeluang membuat latihan di dalam CD yang diberikan kepada saya.
"Apabila latihan hanya berpandukan kepada CD yang diberikan, jadi kesempurnaannya tidaklah 100 peratus sempurna dan apabila latihan selama dua hari bersama pemuzik MPO barulah saya boleh nampak kesempurnaannya," jelas Dato' Siti.
Kolaborasi Dato Siti bersama MPO tampak semakin menyerlah ketika menyanyikan medley lagu daripada Tan Sri P Ramlee iaitu Malam Bulan Dipagar Bintang, Tiada Kata Secantik Bahasa dan diikuti lagu Terasing milik Dato' Sudirman Haji Arshad.
JIka mahu dibandingkan dengan lagu-lagunya yang lain, entah mengapa, komposisi muzik yang dizahirkan oleh pemuzik MPO untuk kesemua lagu berkenaan tampak lebih dramatik, lebih-lebih lagi apabila dimasukan dengan vokal dinamik milik Dato Siti.
Malah graf persona nyanyiannya semakin meningkat pada beberapa lagu akhir persembahan berbanding pada set pertama dan di awal set kedua konsertnya malam berkenaan.

Kelunakan Suara, Senjata Dato` Siti Nurhaliza Di DFP