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  1. Finalists for the 5th Thailand International Piano Competition were announced last night. No.1 Mr. Yi-Yang Chen L.V. Beethoven: Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 No.2 Ms. Xu Guo W.A. Mozart: Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466 No.3 Mr. Seongju Noah Kim L.V. Beethoven: Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 No.4 Mr. Sunghyun Lee L.V. Beethoven: Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 No.5 Ms. Sin Yee Yap R. Schumann: Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 1-3 will perform on Friday night, and 4 and 5 will perform on Saturday, followed by an award presentation. World class performers!
  2. Thanks - I appreciate the ....ummm....suggestion? BTW, Several folks over the years have come to concerts from concert announcements posted in this forum. And there is no other forum that fits this type of post.
  3. Concerts arent considered entertainment? :) Where would you post instead? Sent from my SM-N920C using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. The Fifth Thailand International Piano Competition The finalists of the Fifth Thailand International Piano Competition (TIPC) will perform with TPO and guest conductor Thanapol Setabrahmana. The concerts will serve as the final round of this prestigious event. Concert: 20 July 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 21 July 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Thanapol Setabrahmana Soloists: Finalists of the Competition Programs: 5 contestants will perform the following: One concerto performance with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. Selected from: 1. W.A. Mozart: Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466 2. L.V. Beethoven: Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 3. F. Chopin: Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 4. R. Schumann: Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 5. F. Mendelssohn: Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.25 Synopsis: Considered one of the most prestigious music events in the Kingdom, the Thailand International Piano Competition brings together an international body of pianists to compete for over one million baht in prizes. The competition is organized by the piano department at the College of Music, Mahidol University and held every three years. Competitors pass through a challenging set of rounds that culminate in a final round and a chance to impress a panel of judges by performing a chosen concerto with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. Only five competitors enter the final round, which takes place over two days on July 20 at 7 PM and July 21 at 4 PM in the grand environment of Prince Mahidol Hall. Finalists are given a choice of five concertos to choose from including Mozart’s dark D-minor concerto, Beethoven’s no. 4, Chopin’s Second, Schumann’s A-minor, and Mendelssohn’s first piano concerto. Youthful Thai maestro Thanapol Setabrahmana, a frequent guest conductor, will lead the soloists in the chosen concerti. This year’s judges include Thai pianist Korak Lertpibulchai, American Sean Chen, Dr. Peter Amstutz, Alexey Lebedev, and Albert Tiu. Join TPO and the many young hopefuls to choose the next piano superstar at the 5th edition of the TIPC in July. 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) Reservation PMH Box Office E-mail: [email protected] Thaiticket Major – www.thaiticketmajor.com / Call Center 02-262-3456 PMH Box Office on TPO Concert Day (Friday since 5.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. / Saturday since 2.00 p.m.- 6.00 p.m.) Salaya Link shuttle bus available at BTS Bang Wa Station: http://www.music.mahidol.ac.th/salayalink
  5. 1943 version :) Sent from my SM-N920C using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. I'm not sure - I will check this evening :) You might be right - but Bangkok loves Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos - so we have to slip the brave works in with the popular ones. Appreciate your support!
  7. Transfigured Night Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) stands as one of his most important early works. Join TPO and Chief Conductor Alfonso Scarano for performances of this and the Suite “From the House of the Dead” by Leoš Janáček. Taiwanese piano soloist Ting-Chia Hsu joins for a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Concerts: 13 July 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 14 July 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Alfonso Scarano Soloist: Ting-Chia Hsu, Piano Programs: Thai Traditional Music Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 Leoš Janáček: Suite “From the House of the Dead” Synopsis: Bringing talent from the musical nation of Taiwan continues in concerts titled “Transfigured Night” on July 13 at 7 PM and July 14 at 4 PM. Pianist Ting-Chia Hsu returns to Thailand with Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto and Alfonso Scarano leads the orchestra in Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night, and Janacek’s Suite from the “House of the Dead.” For those audiences who view Schoenberg’s modernist experiments with some displeasure, his early masterpiece Transfigured Night is a welcome contrast. Written just a month before the turn of the 20th century in December 1899, the work is romantic, expressive and reminiscent of the tone poems of Strauss and the symphonic works by Mahler. Janacek’s Suite from the “House of the Dead” is a three-movement piece based on themes from the composer’s last opera. Pianist Ting-Chia Hsu’s accomplishments speak for themselves: First Prize at Ville de Valence International Piano Competition (2016), First Prize at Anton Garcia Abril International Piano Competition, First Prize Taiwan Taichung Jazz International Piano Competition, Third Prize at Campillos International Piano Competition. In 2015 he debuted with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra with Liszt’s Piano Concerto no. 2 and returns to perform one of the great 20th century concertos: Rachmaninoff’s Third, a piece recognized as the Russian master’s greatest piano concerto and a favorite with audiences around the world. 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) Reservation PMH Box Office E-mail: [email protected] Thaiticket Major – www.thaiticketmajor.com / Call Center 02-262-3456 PMH Box Office on TPO Concert Day (Friday since 5.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. / Saturday since 2.00 p.m.- 6.00 p.m.) Salaya Link shuttle bus available at BTS Bang Wa Station: http://www.music.mahidol.ac.th/salayalink
  8. I am sure the lady in that photo is delighted with being placed in an article about criminals and sex offenders....
  9. Stradavarius37

    Pretty much sums up my experience here

    Sums up this post as well. Sent from my SM-N920C using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. Stradavarius37

    Physical examination for entry to university

    Young man Thai or..... Sent from my SM-N920C using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. Stradavarius37

    Con man Or is he just outsmarted me?

    "Friend" is a dimwit. Sent from my SM-N920C using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. Going to be great! Nutthaporn is a truly great opera tenor! Dont miss it! Sent from my SM-N920C using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  13. About the Conductor Born in Chicago, Jeffery Meyer began his musical studies as a pianist, and shortly thereafter continued on to study composition and conducting. Since 2002 he has been the Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic in St. Petersburg, Russia, one of St. Petersburg’s most innovative and progressive ensembles. He has appeared with orchestras in the United States and abroad, including ensembles such as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Sichuan Symphony and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa. In recent concert seasons, he has been seen conducting, performing as piano soloist and chamber musician, as well as conducting from the keyboard in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Norway and throughout Eastern and Southeastern Asia. Called “one of the most interesting and creatively productive conductors working in St. Petersburg” by Sergei Slonimsky, he is an active participant in the music of our time, has collaborated with dozens of composers, and commissioned and premiered numerous new works. The New York Times described his performances with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic in its United States debut at Symphony Space’s 2010 “Wall-to-Wall, Behind the Wall” Festival in New York City as “impressive,” “powerful,” “splendid,” and “blazing.” His programming has been recognized with three ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, as well as the Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award for Programming. In 2007, he made his Glinka Hall conducting debut in the final concert of the 43rd St. Petersburg “Musical Spring” International Festival featuring works by three of St. Petersburg’s most prominent composers. In 2009, he conducted the opening concert of the 14th International Musical Olympus Festival at the Hermitage Theatre and was recently invited back to perform in the 2011 festival. He has also been featured numerous times as both a conductor and pianist as part of the “Sound Ways” International New Music Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. In the summer of 2011, he returned to China as the guest conductor of the 2011 Beijing International Composition Workshop at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, and in 2012 conducted at the Thailand International Composition Festival. He has been distinguished in several international competitions (2008 Cadaqués Orchestra Conducting Competition, 2003 Vakhtang Jordania International Conducting Competition, 2003 Beethoven Sonata International Piano Competition, Memphis Tennessee) and was a prizewinner in the 2008 X. International Conducting Competition “Antonio Pedrotti” and the winner of the 2013 American Prize in Conducting. As a pianist, Meyer has been in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Aspen Festival as part of the Furious Band. He performs frequently with percussionist Paul Vaillancourt as part of the piano-percussion duo Strike, which, in January 2010, released an album of world-premiere recordings of works written for the duo on Luminescence Records, Chicago. The duo has appeared in the International Contemporary Music Festival “Sound Ways” (St. Petersburg, Russia), Beijing Modern Festival (China), Tianjin Conservatory (China) and the Thailand International Composition Festival (Thailand). Most recently the ensemble was in residence at the UMKC Conservatory and was presented at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburg as part of the Sound Series/Music on the Edge 2013-14 season. He has been broadcast on CBC, has recorded and performed with the Philadelphia Virtuosi (Naxos), and has been heard as a soloist at the Aspen Festival. During the 2001-2002 academic year he lived and studied in Berlin and Leipzig as the recipient of a DAAD grant in music, during which time he wrote incidental music to David Mamet's Duck Variations, which was performed throughout Berlin by the theater group Heimspieltheater. Passionate about working with young musicians and music education, Meyer is the Director of Orchestras at Arizona State University, one of the top schools of music in the United States, and is an active adjudicator, guest clinician, and masterclass teacher. Prior to his appointment at ASU, he was the Director of Orchestras at Ithaca College for over a decade. He has judged competitions throughout the United States, including Alaska, as well as at the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. He has given masterclasses throughout the United States as well as Canada and Asia, and recently led conducting masterclasses at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, Tianjin Conservatory, the Jacobs School at Indiana University, the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna and the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has served on the faculties of the Icicle Creek Music Center, Rocky Ridge Music Center, Dorian Keyboard Festival, Opusfest Chamber Music Festival (Philippines), Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Marrowstone Music Festival, and the LSM Academy and Festival. Recent and upcoming activities include appearances throughout Southeast Asia including a guest residency in orchestral training at Tianjin Conservatory, the 2016 Singapore International Festival of Music, and concerts with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philippine Philharmonic, and appearances with the Phoenix Symphony in Arizona, Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble X in New York, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Chamber Orchestra in Indiana, Alia Musica in Pittsburgh, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa in Mexico, the MiNensemblet in Norway, and the Portland-Columbia Symphony in Oregon.
  14. Passion and Pleasure The drug-induced fantasy world is only one of many utterly original aspects of the Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique. American conductor Jeffery Meyer returns to lead TPO, joined budding opera superstar Nutthaporn Thammathi in works of Italian opera delights! Concerts: 11 May 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 12 May 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Jeffery Meyer Soloist: Nutthaporn Thammathi, Tenor Programs: Thai Traditional Music Amilcare Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours “La Gioconda” Giacomo Puccini: Che gelida manina “La Bohème” Giacomo Puccini: Donna non vidi mai “Manon Lescaut” Giacomo Puccini: Intermezzo “Manon Lescaut” Giuseppe Verdi: Quando le sere al placido “Luisa Miller” Giacomo Meyerbeer: O paradise “L’Africaine” Giacomo Puccini: Nessun Dorma “Turandot” Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 Synopsis: In “Passion and Pleasure” the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra features one of Thailand’s truly great budding opera superstars, tenor Nutthaporn Thammathi, in classic arias by Puccini, Verdi and other romantic opera giants. The Budapest Times described Nutthaporn’s powerful instrument as a “voice that sings of hundreds of years of sadness and pain. In extremes we find the magic within.” A quarterfinalist at the Operalia, a voice competition founded by Placido Domingo, in 2015 Nuttahporn has gradually found a place among the famed opera houses of Europe including in the title role in Gounod’s Faust in the Budapest Opera House. With TPO he will perform some of the most beloved operatic arias including the dramatic masterpiece “Nessum Dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot. The dramatic character carries over to the second part of the concert with Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique, a revolutionary piece for its time and still holding many unusual surprises for modern audiences. Dream-like and utterly original, Berlioz shocked his contemporaries with new orchestral colors and techniques. Leading this remarkably diverse concert is the equally remarkable American conductor Jeffrey Meyer, a frequent guest conductor with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. 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) Reservation PMH Box Office E-mail: [email protected] Thaiticket Major – www.thaiticketmajor.com / Call Center 02-262-3456 PMH Box Office on TPO Concert Day (Friday since 5.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. / Saturday since 2.00 p.m.- 6.00 p.m.) Salaya Link shuttle bus available at BTS Bang Wa Station: http://www.music.mahidol.ac.th/salayalink
  15. Only if you are a douchecanoe with too much time on your hands...
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