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    A happy meeting of Beethoven and BSO

    Life, Published on 18/08/2016

    » The heavens had opened with an almighty thunderous downpour just a few hours before Ludwig van Beethoven held court for an entire evening at the Thailand Cultural Centre last Thursday, but in fact the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra's dedicated gala celebration of classical music's designated "Creator" was focused -- for the most part -- on the somewhat brighter side of his philosophical worldview.

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    All the king's men: Naii Nai staged as The Gentlemen

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 29/01/2015

    » Unfortunately, Pichet Klunchun will not appear onstage in a reproduction of his dance performance Naii Nai which begins tomorrow at Chulalongkorn University's Sodsai Pantoomkomol Centre of Dramatic Arts. Other changes from last year's staging in Singapore with TheatreWorks include the title, which has changed to The Gentlemen, and the performance's narrative, which has been rendered more conventional.

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    A deserving place on stage

    Life, Published on 01/03/2018

    » Following swiftly from the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra's fine opening classical concert of the 2018 season, their "Classical Concert No.2" at the Thailand Cultural Centre, Small Hall last month, had the spotlight focused on one of their star members -- the trombonist Arunkorn Chaisubankanok.

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    Cracking the Moss Code

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 18/03/2018

    » Moss Kena / Found You In 06 EP

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    The perfect murder

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 17/12/2015

    » In B-Floor Theatre's Jaa Phantachat's latest creation Ceci N'est Pas La Politique (This Is Not Politics), the audience takes part in solving a murder mystery. No, this is not a mystery dinner. Rather, it's a kangaroo court, a quiz show and a reality show all rolled into one, where we willingly become the players, and unwittingly become the jury.

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    Magnificent molam rides again!

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 26/12/2017

    » This year's party at the Jim Thompson Farm in Pak Thong Chai, held each year at the same time -- the farm opened to the public for six weeks -- was a fun affair. The Farm Tour for 2017 is about the importance of water in the country's northeastern region, as reflected in the title, "Rushing Water -- The Life Force Of Isan".

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    To honour the Queen, The Faithful Son returns

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/08/2017

    » In honour of HM Queen Sirikit's birthday on Aug 12, Somtow Sucharitkul's opera Suwana Sama -- The Faithful Son will be performed at the Thailand Cultural Centre from Saturday until Aug 7.

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    The politics of love

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 08/09/2016

    » Thanapol Virulhakul, critically-acclaimed stage director and choreographer, has a way of giving space a certain significance. His take is usually minimalistic, the stage bare and his actors assigned with limited set of movements, and it is the relentless repetition of those elements that would slowly make up the storyline and become part of the blow in the end.

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    Scottish Rockers Taking It One Day at a Time

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 03/07/2016

    » The beloved antiheroes of Brit rock return with lush melodies and newfound optimism.

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    The majors of Haydn and Mozart

    Life, Published on 16/02/2016

    » The year was 1749. As the precocious 17-year-old Viennese chorister took his regular place in the hallowed choir-stalls of the magnificent St Stephen's Cathedral -- as he had for an entire decade -- his breaking voice was by now heralding the end of his first tenure in music as a professional singer. Realising that his strict boss would soon send him packing and out onto Vienna's unwelcoming streets, the future giant of classical music famously proceeded to snip off the pigtail of a particularly obnoxious fellow chorister (otherwise unknown to history) sitting in front of him. The two colleagues had clearly rubbed each other the wrong way at work, even as they had received together a musical education by singing -- daily -- the greatest religious music in the finest of European choral institutions.

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