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Fantastic Dances

Date(s) - 02/08/2019 - 03/08/2019

Prince Mahidol Hall

Swedish composer Fredrik Österling’s anticipated oboe concerto receives a first performance by composer-oboist Arnaldo de Felice. Then begins an introduction to an underrated twentieth-century composition: Josef Suk’s brilliant and richly decorated Scherzo Fantastique. Maestro Scarano gives full view to the complexity of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, a work of vital energy and towering lingering melodies.


  • 2 August 2019 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.)
  • 3 August 2019 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.)

Conductor: Alfonso Scarano

Soloist: Arnaldo de Felice, oboe


  • Usni PRAMOJ Four Dances from Sri Praj
  • Fredrik ÖSTERLING Oboe Concerto (world premiere)
  • Josef SUK Scherzo Fantastique, Op. 25
  • Sergei RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances were the last pieces written by a composer known as the “Last Romantic”. Abandoning modernism, the main musical style of his time, the Russian great remained true to his guiding musical principles and produced music of vital energy and towering and lingering melodies. The Symphonic Dances are full of odes and memories of his native homeland.
A protégé of his more famous countryman, Dvorak, Joseph Suk came to his own in works that real a deep sadness. In contrast to that is his brilliant and richly decorated Scherzo Fantastique. A musical joke, the Scherzo pulsates with energy and colorful orchestration.
These concerts are an opportunity to hear the premiere of Swedish composer Fredrik Österling’s anticipated oboe concerto, which receives a first performance by Arnaldo de Felice. A brilliant oboist and composer himself, de Felice brings a composer’s insider view of this new composition.

Tickets Price: 1500, 1000, 800, 600, 400 Baht
50% discount for Children and students below the age of 25 (or currently studying in an undergraduate program)

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