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Turkish Delights

Date(s) - 16/08/2019 - 17/08/2019

Prince Mahidol Hall

In his sensual violin concerto 1001 Nights in the Harem Fazil Say has given his imaginative and technical brilliance full reign. Violinist Friedemann Eichhorn steps into the scented world as soloist with visiting Maestro Johannes Klumpp who also leads the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in the propulsive rhythmic power of Prokofiev’s monumental Fifth Symphony.


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

Conductor: Johannes Klumpp

Soloist: Friedemann Eichhorn, violin


  • Thai Traditional Music Abu Hassan
  • Fazil SAY 1001 Nights in the Harem
  • Sergei PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100


When the renowned Turkish pianist Fazil Say began a second career as a composer, the world began to listen. Fazil Say composed his first violin concerto with the allusive title 1001 Nights in the Harem in 2008. The title is an allusion to the collection of oriental fairy tales, the “Arabian Nights”. The solo violin undertakes the role of the seductive, untiring storyteller, Scheherazade. The composer is adventurous in his atmospheric orchestral texture and the use of Turkish percussion instruments in bridging the gap between the music of his native country, elements of jazz and European art music.

Friedemann Eichhorn, violin professor at the Hochschule Franz Liszt in Weimar, is the soloist for this exciting new work slowly entering the violin repertory as a classic.

Following the intermission, visiting Maestro Johannes Klumpp leads the Thailand Phil in the propulsive rhythmic power of Prokofiev’s monumental Fifth Symphony.  Once heard, it’s never forgotten – Prokofiev’s masterpiece is at the heart of the 20th century’s symphonic repertoire.

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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