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General Prem’s 96th Birthday Piano Concert

Date(s) - 14/08/2016

Prince Mahidol Hall


 Aug. 26, 1920 is the 96th birthday of General Prem Tinsulanonda, President of the Privy Council of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej. General Prem is the 16th Prime Minister of Thailand (between 1980-1988). Though General Prem turns 96 years old this year, yet he is strong, healthy and always walks upright briskly, setting a great example for senior citizens. General Prem Tinsulanonda is truly a man with a good quality of life by being careful with his diet and exercise. In addition, General Prem is very fond of music and he has once remarked that “There are only two remaining purposes in my life which are to protect the Throne and music.”

For General Prem Tinsulanonda, music is related to many things as he likes to sing and also sponsor many music events. He has purchased an used piano and always practices with discipline before and after his piano lessons. Consequently, General Prem began to compose music and even set up the Army Orchestra which has performed in many occasions.

In supporting music education, Gen. Prem Tinsulanonda has provided scholarships to music students of the Army orchestra and encouraged the students to further study Master of Music as Army recognizes the importance of music.

The College of Music, Mahidol University is grateful for General Prem’s long term support and sponsorship through the “Prem Music Fund” to provide music education for the disadvantaged students who are musically talented and to bring good music to those who want to study music.

On the auspicious occasion of General Prem Tinsulanonda’s 8th cycle 96th Birthday in August 2016, the College of Music, Mahidol University is honored to host a special piano concert featuring 9 top international pianists to present the performance as a gift to show our gratitude and most sincere birthday wishes to General Prem. The 9 pianists symbolizes the beginning of the 9th cycle of General Prem’s birth.

We welcome you to come join us in celebrating General Prem’s 96th Birthday!

Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Prince Mahidol Hall from 13:00-15:00
  • Dr. Bennett Lerner Debussy: Estampes (Pagodes) and Golliwogg’s Cakewalk
  • Prof. Arens Rolf-Dieter Wagner/Liszt: Rienzi Paraphrase
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Eri Nakagawa Frédéric Chopin: Barcarolle, Op. 60
  • Nat Yontararak Prem Tinsulanonda: Her Fragrance
  • Artas Balakauskas and Indhuon Srikaranonda Maurice Ravel: La Valse
  • Christopher Janwong McKiggan McKiggan: Improvisation
    Narong Prangcharoen: Three minds (Fierce, Hesitant)
    Schumann/Liszt: Widmung
  • Poom Prommachart Kreisler/Rachmaninoff: Liebesfreud
  • Pornphan Banternghansa Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata in C Major Hob. XVI: 50
  • Suvida Neramit-aram (Piano) and Tapalin Charoensook (Cello) Sergei Rachmaninoff: Andante from Cello Sonata
    Maurice Ravel: Alborada del gracioso from Miroirs

Your generous donation to the “Prem Dontri Fund”  (Meaning Prem Music Fund”) would be highly appreciated.

Please kindly transfer to:
Savings account name: “Premdontri”
Siam Commercial Bank, Mahidol University Branch
Account Number: 333-238243-5

Admission is free and open to the general public.

Special Salaya Link Service for General Prem’s 96th Birthday Piano Concert on August 14, 2016:
Departing from Bangwa BTS station at 10:45; 11:00 and 11:15.
Departing from Prince Mahidol Hall for Bangwa station at 15 minutes after concert is finished.

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