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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".


    RBSO's principal clarinettist takes centre stage

    Life, Published on 08/02/2018

    » The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (RBSO) opened their 2018 season brilliantly with "Classical Concert No.1" inside the Small Hall of the Thailand Cultural Centre on Jan 25, showcasing a star player from their own ranks -- principal clarinettist and esteemed soloist Yos Vaneesorn. The return of much-admired visiting Japanese conductor Hide Shindori was also a welcome choice, inspiring the RBSO to perform with much energy and commitment.


    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.


    Soulful, sad, but celebratory

    Life, Tretip Kamolsiri, Published on 11/07/2017

    » Chulalongkorn University Symphony Orchestra expressed the university's deepest gratitude to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej with the remarkable concert "In Praise Of The Musical King". Through the music that signified heartfelt compassion to the late king for his contribution, troops of musicians devoted the afternoon programme on July 2 to remember his kindness. Behind the meaningful music, the performance also symbolised and expressed the sorrow for the country's great loss after the king's passing last October.


    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.


    A triumph for all seasons

    Life, Published on 23/02/2017

    » Still only 23 years of age, violin soloist Elizabeth Basoff-Darskaia is yet another in an ever growing procession of accomplished millennial musicians who will be vying for the limelight in coming decades. Accompanied by the recently renamed Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and returning Dutch conductor Wim Steinmann, she worked her way assuredly through Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons last Wednesday, Feb 15, in the Small Hall of the Thailand Cultural Centre, and one was taken over by the well-honed artistry and reliable technique, which are always undeniably there, but what is it about the character and personality of this particular player that can possibly set them apart from the legions who are likewise joining the concerto circuit wide-eyed and hungry? Especially in this work -- among the most recorded and continually performed of all Baroque masterpieces?


    Making a world all of their own

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 17/01/2016

    » 'Junun' is a sonically impressive collaborative that injects much-need rambunctiousness into the often earnest world music genre.


    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.


    Triumphant performance of Stravinsky's Le Sacre Du Printemps

    Life, Published on 01/09/2015

    » Igor Stravinsky was a young, virtually unknown composer when he was recruited by Sergei Diaghliev to create works for Diaghliev's Ballets Russe. Firebird and Petrushka were composed first and then the seminal Le Sacre Du Printemps. Subtitled "Pictures Of Pagan Russia", Le Sacre Du Printemps -- or The Rite Of Spring -- caused a scandal and a near-riot at the premiere on May 29, 1913. Almost as soon as the curtain rose, the audience began to react strongly to the performance, starting with whistles and proceeding to hisses and howls as the dancers appeared.


    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.

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