Date(s) - 21/08/2015 - 22/08/2015
Prince Mahidol Hall
Under the baton of Alfonso Scarano, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) will take you on the journey in the realm of 20th-century music. The highlight, definitely not to be missed, is Igor Stravinsky’s Masterpiece “The Rite of Spring”.
At the premiere about a century ago, this piece caused turbulence, while at the same time changed the world forever, as well as influenced and inspired countless composers. This ground-breaking work, composed as ballet music, novel at the time, still sounds new and fresh even for today. There were only a couple of times that this piece was performed in Thailand. How many times in your life will you hear “The Rite” live?
In the same program, the guest flute soloist Massimo Mercelli will perform two 20th-century masterworks for flute, including the orchestral version of the famous Poulenc’s Flute Sonata and Penderecki’s beautifully-haunting Flute Concerto. These two composers are Titans of the century and the two works feature the virtuosity of the flute player as well as exploring orchestral palette.
The concert will provide you with a unique listening experience. You will hear a variety of music, from conventional musical language to the adventurous voice. Once in a life time. Don’t miss!
Conductor: Alfonso Scarano
Soloist: Massimo Mercelli, Flute
Thai Traditional Music
Francis Poulenc: Flute sonata in the version for Flute and orchestra by Lennox Berkeley
Krzysztof Pendereki: Flute Concerto
Igor Stravinsky: Sacre du Printemps
Friday, August 21, 2015 / 7.00 p.m. (Pre-concert Talk 6.15 p.m.)
Saturday, August 22, 2015 / 4.00 p.m. (Pre-concert Talk 3.15 p.m.)
Prince Mahidol Hall, Mahidol University, Salaya (http://mahidol.ac.th/princemahidolhall)
Tickets Price: 500 Baht / 300 Baht (100 Baht for students up to bachelor’s degree)
Ticket reservations: 02-849-6565/6 ext. 6603, 6609 or 0 2262 3456
More information: www.thailandphil.com
Salaya Link shuttle bus schedule (Bangwa-Salaya): http://www.music.mahidol.ac.th/salayalink