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    RBSO indulges in central European warmth

    Life, Published on 09/03/2018

    » 'German Romantics" was the theme of the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra's latest concert at the Thailand Cultural Centre on the last day of February, called the "Suzuki Plays Mendelssohn Violin Concerto".

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    Tremendous trombone

    Life, Harry Rolnick, Published on 30/01/2018

    » 'Never look directly at a trombone player," said the great composer Richard Strauss. "It only encourages them." Then again, the German composer was hardly being honest about an instrument which Felix Mendelssohn called "the most sacred and noble instrument in the orchestra".

  • LIFESTYLE

    The music of James Bond

    Life, Harry Rolnick, Published on 02/11/2017

    » If you want to win a sure-fire bet, just ask any moviegoer, any fan of the James Bond films: "Who composed the theme that goes through every single James Bond movie? The one that goes dum di-di dum dum dum?

  • LIFESTYLE

    Music fit for a Queen

    Life, Tretip Kamolsiri, Published on 29/08/2017

    » Under the baton of National Artist Rear Adm Veeraphan Vawklang, The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (RBSO) last week performed "Thai Classical Music" to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's 85th birthday at the Main Hall of the Thailand Culture Centre. The programme consisted of works from different genres that reflected Her Majesty's great benevolence to the country during the reign of the late King Bhumibol.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Magisterial, Yet intimate

    Life, Published on 25/07/2017

    » To celebrate the auspicious occasion of His Majesty King Mahavajiralongkorn's 65th birthday this Friday, the "Royal Celebration Concert" earlier this month by Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra at Thailand Cultural Centre attracted an enthusiastic audience for an evening which ranged from moments of intimacy to outpourings of brilliance.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Third Time's a Charm

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 18/12/2016

    » On her latest EP as Stoondio, indie-folk darling Chotika Kamwongpin trades her usual airy acoustics for a punchier production.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A song of kings

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 28/06/2016

    » Much like the National Anthem, Thailand's Royal Anthem, known as Pleng Sansoen Phra Barami, is an iconic tune that every Thai person knows by heart. Most commonly heard before the beginning of state occasions, movies, theatre or music performances, the cultural and musical significance of the Royal Anthem, which celebrates the monarch's glory, can't be understated.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Korean virtuoso shines

    Life, Published on 15/12/2015

    » An enthusiastic and appreciative audience was privileged to witness musicianship of the very highest order last Thursday when 27-year-old South Korean violin virtuoso Ye-Eun Choi took to the stage at the Thailand Cultural Centre for the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Foundation's annual "Royal Celebration Concert" in honour of His Majesty the King's 88th birthday.

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    Heart-melting beauty to honour HM the King

    Life, Published on 16/12/2014

    » Chinese virtuoso cellist Jian Wang, along with respected Dutch conductor Hubert Soudant and the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Foundation, closed out its seventh "Great Artists Concert Series" with another extremely fine sounding performance on Dec 7 at the Thailand Cultural Centre.

  • LEARNING

    Thai classical music innovator: Utis Narksawat

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 29/03/2013

    » After a PhD in agricultural economics, he studied with music legend Luang Pradit Phairo & went on to invent new instruments & styles of playing.

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