Date(s) - 14/08/2015 - 15/08/2015
Prince Mahidol Hall
Thai talents will be on display as young pianist Kwanchanok Pongpairoj joins the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) under the direction of Alfonso Scarano for an exciting performance of Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G and Antonin Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony.
Ravel wrote his piano concerto from 1929-1931 with the inspiration that a concerto should be a diversion, focused most of all on enjoyment for the ear. Jazz-influenced energy gives way to supremely beautiful and flowing melodies which echo the spirit of Mozart in the piece’s second movement. Ravel’s concerto serves not just as a showcase for pianistic skill, but as a pure aural delight.
Dvorak was the Czech Republic’s most famous composer, but it was America that inspired him in his Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”). Written during his visit to America in 1893, the symphony echoes American sounds in its rhythms, melodies, scales, and textures. By expertly incorporating American folk style into the elevated form of the symphony, Dvorak created a wildly popular masterpiece.
Conductor: Alfonso Scarano
Soloist: Kwanchanok Pongpairoj, Piano
Thai Traditional Music
Mauric Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No.9
Friday, August 14, 2015 / 7.00 p.m. (Pre-concert Talk 6.15 p.m.)
Saturday, August 15, 2015 / 4.00 p.m. (Pre-concert Talk 3.15 p.m.)
Tickets Price: 500, 300 Baht (100 Baht for students up to bachelor’s degree)
Ticket reservations: 02-849-6565/6 ext. 6603, 6609 or 0 2262 3456