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History

The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) gave its inaugural performance at the Royal Thailand Navy Auditorium on 23 June 2005, in a gala concert for the International Trumpet Guild Conference. Over its first 12 seasons the TPO has consistently impressed and inspired audiences with its excellent performances. Many highly regarded conductors have led the TPO including Gudni Emilsson, Claude Villaret, Alfonso Scarano, Jamie Phillips, Dariusz Mikulski, Delta David Gier, Stefan Willich, Jose Luis-Novo, Ligia Amadio, Zhang Guoyong, Johannes Klumpp, Prateep Suphanrojn, Jeffery Meyer and many more.

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Soloists from around the world regularly join the TPO for performances and have praised the orchestra for its growth and development in such a short period of time. Those guests have included Jens Lindemann, Eri Nakagawa, Lambis Vassiliadis, Boris Brovtsyn, Martin Kasik, Tomas Strasil, Reinhold Friedrich, Cristina Bojin, Karina Di Virgilio, Mischa Maisky, Yoon Jin

Kim, Kwanchanok Pongpairoj, Christopher Espenschied,Dimitri Ashkenazy, Paul Cesarczyk, Serouj Kradjian, Robyn Schulkowsky, Lucia Aliberti, Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy, Peter Bruns, Tapalin Charoensook, Ekachai Jearakul, Shyen Lee, Aiman Musakhodzhaeva, Henri Bok, and Christoph Hartmann among others. The first International appearance by TPO occurred in October 2009 when the Japanese Association of Orchestras extended the invitation to perform at the Asian Orchestras Festival in the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall. In the same year the Royal Thai Government invited TPO to play at the gala concert for the 15th ASEAN Summit held in Cha-Am in front of 16 Prime Ministers. TPO has continued its international touring with concerts in Japan, New Zealand, Laos, Myanmar and most recently Malaysia. On 29 September 2010, TPO had the distinct honor to give a command performance for HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej and HRH


Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at the Royal Medical College Auditorium, Siriraj Hospital. In the concert the TPO paid tribute to His Majesty’s considerable musical talent.The concert served to honor the occasion of the 37th Anniversary of a special concert that His Majesty played for students at the Royal Medical College’s auditorium on 29 September 1973. The current 2017-2018 season is Alfonso Scarano’s first season as Chief Conductor of the TPO. He continues the work of attracting a loyal and appreciative following in Thailand, while helping the TPO to build a reputation for performing excellence. Its annual season schedule of more than 70 performances draws from over three centuries of orchestral repertoire as well as chamber, contemporary and speciallycommissioned new music.

The TPO is proud to have the patronage of the Royal Thai Government and Mahidol University and enjoys a burgeoning multicultural tradition. The 95-member symphony orchestra is made up of musicians from more than 15 nations. The TPO has been active in recording both traditional Thai songs and new works from internationally recognized composers, and has produced 15 CDs of those works. Last but not the least, TPO would like to express our most sincere gratitude for the support of all our generous patrons and loyal fans.

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Foreword Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul Chairman Welcome to the thirteenth season of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO)! Greetings fellow music lovers. I am thrilled to welcome you to the 13th season of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) is under the patronage of the Royal Thai Government and is part of the Mahidol University College of Music. Our mission, to inspire, entertain, and educate a wide and diverse audience with the unparalleled experience of live symphonic music, continues unabated with the upcoming variety of concerts for the new season. Again, TPO is grateful for the ongoing generous support of its patrons and sponsors. The orchestra has a singular commitment to work together with anyone who shares in its vision: to bring high quality musical performances to Thailand. We are incredibly fortunate to have the talents and contributions of Thai and international composers, conductors, and musicians. I hope you will enjoy season 13 of the TPO. Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul Chairman of the Board of Directors Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sugree Charoensook Music Director After twelve seasons the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) has established itself as the very best Orchestra in Thailand and the region. TPO is regularly invited to perform for important national events by the Royal Thai Government and major media corporations. We are delighted that they see the TPO as an asset of the country and we greatly appreciate their recognition. Visiting world-renowned musicians, orchestral managers and top classical music agencies now recognize TPO as a premier Orchestra of South East Asia. The impressive 2,016-seat Prince Mahidol Hall featuring the latest state-of-the-art acoustic design and architecture is by far the best concert hall in Thailand and TPO, through the generous support of Mahidol University, is proud to call Prince Mahidol Hall home. We are always grateful for long-standing collaborations with embassies and international organizations that support TPO, helping to celebrate and honor through our programs significant dates, such as national days or composers’ anniversaries. Many individual benefactors also now show how much they love TPO and we are very appreciative of all the generosity of our sponsors and friends. If you are interested in joining us to support the growth and development of quality classical music in Thailand, please do make a time to meet me. In the past seasons, TPO has been privileged to travel as artistic ambassadors to Japan, New Zealand, Laos, and Myanmar. Most recently, the Asian Tour 2017 saw TPO perform highly acclaimed concerts in Yala and Penang, Malaysia. Exciting new tours are planned during the 13th season, so please watch this space!

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TPO aims to be a role model for all young musicians in Thailand who strive towards an international standard of excellence in classical music by working closely with the College of Music, Mahidol University. We welcome students from throughout Thailand under the Youth Development through Classical Music Appreciation Scholarship to share the knowledge and experience of listening to classical music. The 13th season aims to consolidate and develop the TPO “sound� to even greater heights, in terms of quality and breadth of performances. Many favorite and highly respected conductors and soloists from past seasons will make their return to TPO, but you will also see some wonderfully artistic and well-respected new artists. I hope you will enjoy the wonderful programs that await you and we look forward to seeing you each and every week. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sugree Charoensook Music Director Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra

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Foreword Gudni A. Emilsson Honorary Founding Chief Conductor I would like to welcome you to the dynamic 2017-2018 concert season. I truly believe that this year´s musical offering include something for everyone. The orchestra is joined by a variety of wonderful soloists including our young talented musicians from Thailand. This season, we will present much-loved works by Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak along with features of Thailand composers. We close the season with Carl Orff´s masterpiece “Carmina Burana”. Heading into the 13th Season of our successful concerts at the Prince Mahidol Hall, we are confident that this year will not disappoint. Thank you all for your ongoing support of your wonderful orchestra. I hope that you will be joining us for every concert! Yours truly, Gudni A. Emilsson Honorary Founding Chief Conductor Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra

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Foreword Alfonso Scarano Chief Conductor Dear TPO Fans and Music Lovers, I am delighted to welcome you to the 13th Season 2017/2018 and my first as TPO Chief Conductor. The new role represents the natural continuation of my six seasons as TPO Guest Conductor but is also a new challenge that makes me feel even more responsible. I am looking forward to start this emotional musical journey through an incredibly amazing repertoire which from the opening Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana promises to be unforgettable. Music, you know, speaks to every listener subjectively, resonating inside as a unique experience. Our challenge with TPO is creating conditions which improve the part for the listeners so the experience becomes part of themselves and a wider musical community. This represents a deeper level of active listening and our dynamic, modern and stimulating booklet you now have in your hands is thought in that direction. Thanks to Dr. Sugree Charoensook, our Music Director, whose work and vision has for many years enabled TPO to become the best professional orchestra in Thailand, including as it does so many talented Thai and international musicians. Playing in one of most beautiful and acoustically perfect homes for a symphony orchestra in the world, Prince Mahidol Hall, is also testament to his amazing dedication. Join us, because I’m sure our music will find the way to your heart and your mind. Alfonso Scarano Chief Conductor Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra

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Col. Prateep Suphanrojn Composer in Resident and the Resident Conductor TPO has performed the outstanding concerts and historical CDs recording since the beginning until the present day which shown the great improvement of classical music in Thailand. It becomes an idol for many music students and young orchestras in Thailand to follow the succession. At the present day, I wrote more than 350 pieces for TPO performances, the most honoring of my writing is arranging Thai classical songs for opening concert as an overture because it is a chance to introduce Thai classical melodies to the world. As a conductor, I really appreciated to work with most fresh talent musicians and professional management team for orchestra in Thailand. After 12 seasons, TPO performed numerous genres and experienced conductors from around the world with great efficiency result which significant benefit for audiences. Every time when I conducted them, I always surprise for sound quality that they played, it is similar quality to the European orchestra. In addition, TPO tour concerts are the excellent sharing of musical treasure to the peoples which can create the great association to the nations. Colonel Prateep Suphanrojn Composer in Resident and the Resident Conductor Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra

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Foreword Dr. Narong Prangcharoen Composer in Residence It is my great honor to be a Composer in Residence for Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra for the 13th Season. It has been a great pleasure to be a part of this great organization. I have been living in United States for 17 years and finally I have moved back to my home country of Thailand. It will give me a possibility to be immerse with Thai community to work on many more important projects with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO). Being invited to be a composer in residence for TPO for a fifth time is a great honor for me. It’s really a great opportunity for me to finally have more chances to work with great orchestra and conductors/ music director of the TPO to develop a strong music community in Thailand. The world is filled with variety of cultures and we are now moving toward a period of global collaboration. With my International experience, and once hailed by New York Times: “Ethereal Beauty”, I’m positive that my residency with the TPO would allow me to create the finest orchestral experiences of the music lovers community in Salaya and surrounding areas to a wider perception with a contemporary orchestra music. I would like to thank everybody who involved with the TPO for their warm welcome me as a composer in residence. Moreover, I would like to thank all the audiences for their gracious support by helping the living composers to have the freedom to create the arts. To sum up, I strongly believe that the collaboration with the TPO will reward all the fans with many exciting programs for many seasons to come. With great appreciation from my heart, Dr. Narong Prangcharoen Composer in Resident Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra

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Omiros Yavroumis Concertmaster Led by world-class conductors, collaborating with internationally acclaimed soloists, performing in a magnificent concert hall such as the Prince Mahidol Hall, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra presents the best music written from the 17th century until today, combining the Western music culture with modern Thai composers. Our audience and sponsors’ support is the most essential contribution that makes this journey possible. It is a great honor and privilege for me to be a member of TPO and I can only say how excited I am to take part in this fascinating experience. I would like to thank Dr. Sugree for his dedication, devotion and investment to this orchestra, which helped to create the best possible environment for TPO to grow together as a big family. A ticket for a TPO concert does not just take you to Prince Mahidol Hall. It is a trip to the different cultures of this world, a time travel to the history of music from its beginning till today, it is a journey to the magical dimension of inspiration, art, fantasy and love. It is the elevation of our spirit to the universe of a higher level of existence, the sensation of our heart’s completion. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 13th Season of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. Omiros Yavroumis Concertmaster Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra

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Board of Directors

Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul Chairman

Prof. Dr. Pornchai Matangkasombut Board Member

M.R. Chatumongol Sonakul Board Member

Dr. Boon Vanasin Board Member

Kittiratt Na-Ranong Board Member

Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi Board Member

Prof. Piyamitr Sritara Board Member


Yaovanee Nirandara Board Member

Kreingkrai Kanjanapokin Board Member

Narit Sektheera Board Member

Duangkamol Pechlert Board Member

Dr. Disaphol Chansiri Board Member

Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya Board Member

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sugree Charoensook Board Member


Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra 13th Season


NOVEMBER 3-4, 2017

TPO 13th Season Opening Opera Gala - Cavalleria Rusticana Concerts: 3 November 2017 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 4 November 2017 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Alfonso Scarano Soloists: Giuseppina Piunti, Soprano Nutthaporn Thammathi, Tenor Luca Grassi, Baritone Manuela Barabino, Mezzo-soprano Laura Brioli, Mezzo-soprano TPO Chorus | Rit Subsomboon, Chorus Master Program: Thai Traditional Music Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana – Opera in Concert Form The 13th Season of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off in grand fashion with a performance of Mascagni’s opera Cavalleria Rusticana performed in concert. Chief Conductor Alfonso Scarano is joined by a host of powerful opera soloists and chorus to showcase this popular opera favorite, which also happens to have been the first-ever opera fully staged and performed in the Kingdom of Siam. 16


Giuseppina Piunti

Nutthaporn Thammathi Luca Grassi

Manuela Barabino

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NOVEMBER 10-11, 2017

Italian Nights Supported by Embassy of

Concerts: Conductor: Soloist: Program:

10 November 2017 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 11 November 2017 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Alfonso Scarano Stefano Bollani, Piano Thai Traditional Music Stefano Bollani: Concerto Azzurro George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin: An American in Paris

In collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Bangkok, in the framework of the Italian Festival in Thailand 2017, the Italian Chief Conductor Alfonso Scarano and Italian piano virtuoso Stefano Bollani join TPO for a performance of originals and favorites. Bollani’s original piano composition Concerto Azzurro is paired Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. The program concludes with the beloved An American in Paris.

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NOVEMBER 17-18, 2017

Reimagined Classics Supported by Embassy of

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17 November 2017 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 18 November 2017 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer Christoph Pfändler, Dulcimer Thai Traditional Music Gioachino Rossini: Overture “William Tell” Paul Huber: Concerto for Hammered Dulcimer and String Orchestra Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, Op. 64

Described as “one of the brightest young talents on today’s conducting scene”, Swiss conductor Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer makes her debut with TPO alongside Swiss Dulcimer soloist Christoph Pfändler in a can’t miss performance! The hammered dulcimer makes its first appearance as a solo instrument and is paired with two timeless classics from Rossini and Tchaikovsky. 20


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DECEMBER 8-9, 2017

In the House of Ludwig Concerts: 8 December 2017 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 9 December 2017 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Terje Mikkelsen Soloist: Paul Cesarczyk, Guitar Program: Thai Traditional Music Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 99 Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E-flat major, op 55 “Eroica” One of Beethoven’s most celebrated works – the Eroica Symphony stands at the doorway of his beloved middle period. Norwegian conductor Terje Mikkelson returns to lead TPO in performances featuring American classical guitarist Paul Cesarczyk.

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DECEMBER 15-16, 2017

Neoclassic Redux Concerts: Conductor: Soloist: Program:

15 December 2017 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 16 December 2017 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Terje Mikkelsen Daniil Austrich, Violin Piyawat Louilarpprasert: Particle Odyssey for Orchestra (world premiere) Igor Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D Johannes Brahms: Symphony No 1 in C-minor op. 68

Two titans of the neoclassical style are paired as Stravinsky and Brahms are showcased in this TPO performance. Norwegian conductor Terje Mikkelsen is joined by award-winning Russian violin soloist Daniil Austrich. Also featured is young celebrated Thai composer Piyawat Louilarpprasert’s world premiere of Particle Odyssey.

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DECEMBER 22-23, 2017

Petrushka and the Seven Winds Concerts: 22 December 2017 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 23 December 2017 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Thanapol Setabrahmana Program: Thai Traditional Music Samuel Barber: Overture to “A School for Scandal”, Op. 5 Frank Martin: Concerto for 7 Wind Instruments Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947) Come celebrate Christmas weekend with the spectacular program by TPO. The TPO wind players will join forces in performing a unique “Concerto for seven wind instruments” by Swiss composer Frank Martin. The program also features the iconic ballet music of Stravinsky, “Petrushka”. Filled with magical atmosphere, living puppets, carnivals, and cold weather; this music will invite you to the festive, magical world of fairy tales and hopefully fulfill your Christmas wishes!

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JANUARY 5-6, 2018

TPO New Year’s Concert 2018 Concerts: 5 January 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 6 January 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Dariusz Mikulski Soloists: Paloma So, Violin Pijarin Wiriyasakdakul, Soprano Ohmmapat Kaosam-ang, Tenor Program: Thai Traditional Music Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Op. 64 Selected works including Strauss, Offenbach, Mozart, Puccini and more! It has long been a TPO tradition at the New Year to present a program consisting of the lively and at the same time nostalgic music from the vast repertoire of the family of Johann Strauss and his contemporaries. These concerts are sure to delight and put you in the spirit to welcome in 2018!

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JANUARY

12-13, 2018

Pelleas and Melisande Supported by Embassies of

Concerts: 12 January 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 13 January 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Ligia Amadio Soloist: Poom Prommachart, Piano Program: Thai Traditional Music Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15 Arnold Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5 The play Pelléas et Mélisande inspired no fewer than four musical masterworks. TPO and Brazilian conductor Ligia Amadio present Arnold Schoenberg’s take on this “tragedy of adultery”. TPO solo piano favorite Poom Prommachart returns to perform Brahms’ first major orchestral work, his Piano Concerto No. 1.

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JANUARY

19-20, 2018

Italy and TIJC Supported by Embassy of

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19 January 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 20 January 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Ligia Amadio Fabrizio Bosso, Trumpet To be announced

In collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Bangkok, to celebrate 150th Anniversary of Italian-Thai diplomatic relations, in the framework of the Italian Festival in Thailand special edition and the Thailand International Jazz Conference 2018 (TIJC 2018), let’s celebrate what has now become the nation’s week of Jazz. Featuring Brazilian conductor Ligia Amadio and Italian post-bop trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso, this concert always gets your foot tapping (on two and four, please!)

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FEBRUARY 2-3, 2018

Decoding the New World Concerts: 2 February 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 3 February 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Gudni A. Emilsson Soloist: Tomas Strasil, Cello Program: Thai Traditional Music Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Opus 62 Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 “From the New World” TPO Honorary Founding Chief Conductor Gudni Emilsson leads us in an exploration of the complex yet discoverable music of Dvorak. Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” is our vehicle into the world of a musical genius. TPO fan favorite cellist Tomas Strasil also returns for a performance of Schumann’s Cello Concerto.

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FEBRUARY 9-10, 2018

Italian Reflection Supported by Embassy of

Concerts: 9 February 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 10 February 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Alfonso Scarano Soloist: Hitoshi Miyashita, Guitar Program: Thai Traditional Music Arnaldo de Felice: “Riflessi, สะท้อน...” (World Premiere) Joaquin Rodrigo: Fantasie Para in Gentilhombre for Guitar and Orchestra Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”

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This program features the world premiere work “Riflessi, สะท้อน...“ by Italian composer Arnaldo de Felice, appointed by the Italian Embassy in Bangkok to especially write a new, original music to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Italian-Thai diplomatic relations, in the framework of the Italian Festival in Thailand special edition. The program also features Tchaikovsky’s final symphony. It’s the piece he termed ‘the best thing I have composed’ and is a confident and supremely energetic work. TPO and Chief Conductor Alfonso Scarano take on the weighty Tchaikovsky 6. Japanese classical guitar virtuoso Hitoshi Miyashita also joins to perform Fantasie Para in Gentilhombre.


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Arnaldo de Felice


FEBRUARY 16-17, 2018

Fanfares and Flourishes Concerts: 16 February 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 17 February 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Alfonso Scarano Soloist: Naomi Shirashi, Alto Saxophone Program: Thai Traditional Music Paul Creston: Concerto for Alto Saxophone, Op. 26 Leoš Janáček: Taras Bulba Leoš Janáček: Sinfonietta The atmospheric and richly detailed symphonic landscapes of Leoš Janáček are displayed by TPO and Chief Conductor Alfonso Scarano. Taras Bulba and Sinfonietta are two of Janáček’s most dazzling works, filled with fanfares and scenes of energy and battle.

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MARCH

2-3, 2018

Bennett Lerner Performs Gershwin Concerts: 2 March 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 3 March 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Claude Villaret Soloist: Bennett Lerner, Piano Program: Thai Traditional Music George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 Celebrated American piano soloist Bennett Lerner has made Thailand his home and taught and inspired a generation of young Thai pianist. He joins TPO for the first time to perform George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with Principal Guest Conductor Claude Villaret. The program concludes with the powerful and raw Shostakovich 5.

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MARCH

9-10, 2018

Someone Heard the Shepherd Singing Concerts: 9 March 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 10 March 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Gudni A. Emilsson Soloist: San Jittakarn, Piano Program: Thai Traditional Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture “Cosi fan tutte” Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1 Beethoven van Ludwig: Symphony No. 5, Op. 67 Heartbreaking is Beethoven’s recounting of a moment when “someone heard the shepherd singing and again I heard nothing.” Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony wrestles with these emotions as he refused to bend to the fates that would seek to crush him. Join TPO Honorary Founding Chief Conductor Gudni A. Emilsson as the search to understand the 5th is undertaken. Also joining TPO is Thai pianist San Jittakarn in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 42


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MARCH

16-17, 2018

Italian Opera Gala Supported by Embassy of

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Concerts: 16 March 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 17 March 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Alfonso Scarano Soloists: Sassaya Chavalit, Soprano Sasinee Aswajesdakul, Soprano Tiziana Carraro, Mezzo-soprano Paolo Lardizzone, Tenor Alberto Gazale, Baritone Program: Thai Traditional Music Opera Works by Verdi, Donizetti, Puccini, Rossini and more In collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Bangkok, to celebrate 150th Anniversary of Italian-Thai diplomatic relations, in the framework of the Italian Festival in Thailand special edition, TPO is proud to celebrate this history with a performance of celebrated Italian operatic masterworks. Chief Conductor Alfonso Scarano and Thai and Italian soloists will lead us in this festive occasion!


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Alberto Gazale

Paolo Lardizzone

Tiziana Carraro

Sasinee Aswajesdakul

Sassaya Chavalit


MAY

4-5, 2018

Hungarian Textures Concerts: Conductor: Soloist: Program:

4 May 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 5 May 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Delta David Gier Supat Hanpatanachai, Saxophone Thai Traditional Music Zhou Long: The Immortal Henri Tomasi: Saxophone Concerto Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

The music of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók are staples of the modern orchestra repertoire. Conductor Delta David Gier leads TPO in Bartok’s last completed work, Concerto for Orchestra. Thai saxophone soloist Supat Hanpatanachai makes his TPO debut with a performance of Tomasi’s Saxophone Concerto. The program also features the work “The Immortal” by prize-winning Chinese American composer – Zhou Long.

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MAY

11-12, 2018

Passion and Pleasure 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 Program: Thai Traditional Music Amilcare Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours “La Gioconda” Giacomo Puccini: Che Gelida Manina “La boheme” 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

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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!


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MAY

18-19, 2018

The Flying Dutchman Concerts: Conductor: Soloist: Program:

18 May 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 19 May 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Dionysis Grammenos Alexey Stadler, Cello Thai Traditional Music Richard Wagner: Overture “The Flying Dutchman” Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 Johannes Brahms / Arnold Schoenberg: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

Celebrated young Greek conductor Dionysis Grammenos makes his debut with TPO and is joined by award winning Russian cellist Alexey Stadler for works by Wagner, Elgar and Schoenberg’s arrangement of Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1.

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JUNE

1-2, 2018

Emilsson on Dvořák Concerts: Conductor: Soloist: Program:

1 June 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 2 June 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Gudni A. Emilsson Martin Kuuskmann, Bassoon Thai Traditional Music Georges Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1 Christopher Theofanidis: Bassoon Concerto Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 7, Op. 70

“My new symphony,” Dvořák wrote to a friend in 1884, “must be such as to make a stir in the world.” TPO’s Honorary Founding Chief Conductor is in his element as he explores the agitation that Dvořák’s sought to make in the world. Joining TPO is Estonian-born bassoon virtuoso Martin Kuuskmann performing Theofandis’ Bassoon Concerto, which was written for him.

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JUNE

8-9, 2018

Free but Happy – Brahms 3 Concerts: 8 June 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 9 June 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Christoph Poppen Soloist: Gunwoo Park, Cello Program: Thai Traditional Music Antonín Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 Although Brahms was just 50 when he wrote his Third Symphony, he looked back to younger days with the musical quotation of the motto Frei aber froh (“Free but happy”) which was his defiant response to Joseph Joachim’s Frei aber einsam (“Free but lonely”). Join TPO and German conductor Christoph Poppen along with guest cellist Gunwoo Park performing Dvořák’s famed Cello Concerto.

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JUNE

15-16, 2018

Elgar’s Enigma Concerts: 15 June 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 16 June 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Jose-Luis Novo Soloist: Christopher Janwong McKiggan, Piano Program: Thai Traditional Music George Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme ‘Enigma’, Op. 36 Elgar’s Enigma Variations are one of his most popular and soulful works. Join TPO and Spanish-American conductor Jose-Luis Novo will seek to make the variations your favorite as well! Also on the program is Christopher Janwong McKiggan performing Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F.

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JULY

6-7, 2018

Princess Scheherazade Concerts: 6 July 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 7 July 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Alfonso Scarano Soloist: Yu-Chien Tseng, Violin Program: Thai Traditional Music Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade Op. 35 Taiwanese violinist Yu-Chien Tseng joins to TPO and Chief Conductor Alfonso Scarano of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. This is perfectly paired with the concert’s second half, where the violin is once again the protagonist, this time weaving its sensuous melody as Scheherazade in Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful portrait of a sultan’s wife.

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JULY

13-14, 2018

Transfigured Night 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 Program: 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” 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.

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JULY

21, 2018

The Fifth Thailand International Piano Competition Concerts: Conductor: Soloists: Program:

21 July 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Thanapol Setabrahmana Finalists of the Competition To be selected from concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann and Mendelssohn

The finalists of the 5th 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.

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AUGUST 3-4, 2018

Crossing Over Concerts: Conductor: Soloist: Program:

3 August 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 4 August 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Dariusz Mikulski Adam Rapa, Trumpet Thai Traditional Music Works for trumpet arranged by Adam Rapa Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Op. 98

Adam Rapa is one of the most celebrated crossover trumpet artists in the world today. Listen to him with TPO and conductor Dariusz Mikulski as they push the boundaries and blur the lines between classical and jazz.

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AUGUST 11, 2018

Thailand International Composition Festival Concerts: Conductor: Soloists: Program:

11 August 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) To be announced To be announced To be announced

TPO is pleased to join with the Thailand International Composition Festival for its 14th year. The Thailand International Composition Festival (TICF) was established with the goal of improving the standard of Composition Education in Thailand and Southeast Asia. Founded in 2005 by the award-winning Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen, TICF has been the growing focus for Contemporary Music in Thailand since its inception. Composers and performers from all over the world have convened to provide major contributions to the festival. TICF could be referred as a gulf of Asian-Western Contemporary Music which benefits for performer, music educator and music lover as well.

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AUGUST

17-18, 2018

Latin American Night Supported by Embassies of

Concerts: 17 August 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 18 August 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Alfonso Scarano Soloist: Betty Garces, Soprano Program: Arturo Marquez: Danzon No. 2 Enrique Soro: Danza Fantastica Carlos Gardel: El dia que me quieta for soprano and orchestra Oscar Fernandez: Batuque Roque Cordero: Panamanian Overture No .2 Violeta Parra: Gracias a la vida for soprano and orchestra Horacio Salgan: A Fuego lento And many more...

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One of TPO’s most popular programs returns as Chief Conductor Alfonso Scarano takes us back to Latin America for works by composers from Brazil, Panama, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba and more! Colombian soprano Betty Garces joins TPO to make this a can’t miss event!


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ASIAN TOUR

AUGUST - SEPTEMBER Concerts: Conductor: Soloist: Program:

To be announced (31 August - 8 September 2018) Jeffery Meyer Tapalin Charoensook, Cello To be announced


SEPTEMBER 14-15, 2018

World Without End Supported by Embassy of

Concerts: Conductor: Soloist: Program:

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14 September 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 15 September 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Delta David Gier Francisco Bernier, Guitar TPO Chorus | Rit Subsomboon, Chorus Master Thai Traditional Music Narong Prangcharoen: Poem Ayutthaya Joaquín Rodrigo: Concerto de Aranjuez John Corigliano: Symphony No. 1

According to the composer himself, award winning John Corigliano was a reluctant symphonist, but he felt that it was the appropriate format for his Symphony No. 1. “My Symphony No. 1 was about world-scale tragedy and, I felt, needed a comparably epic form,” he wrote. TPO and conductor Delta David Gier take on this challenge, as well as works by Rodrigo. The program also features the work “Poem Ayutthaya” by Thailand’s most celebrated modern composer Narong Prangcharoen. Music spanning the globe and telling important stories – truly a world without end.


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SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2018

Carmina Burana Concerts: 21 September 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.) 22 September 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.) Conductor: Gudni A. Emilsson Soloists: Pamela Ryan, Viola TPO Chorus | Rit Subsomboon, Chorus Master Program: Thai Traditional Music Richard Wagner: “Tristan und Isolde” Vorspiel und Liebestod Alan Shulman: Theme and Variations for Viola and Orchestra Carl Orff: Carmina Burana TPO’s 13th season concludes with one of the most popular works for choir and orchestra, Orff’s Carmina Burana. Join TPO Honorary Founding Chief Conductor Gudni Emilsson Gudni A. Emilsson as we celebrate the season!

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Visiting International Orchestra London Symphony Orchestra

JUNE

6-7, 2018 at Prince Mahidol Hall

Gianandrea Noseda

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Visiting International Orchestra

NOVEMBER 9, 2018

at Prince Mahidol Hall

Gustavo Dudamel Conductor

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Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra Season 2017 - 2018 Music Director: Sugree Charoensook Honorary Founding Chief Conductor: Gudni A. Emilsson Chief Conductor: Alfonso Scarano Principal Guest Conductor: Claude Villaret Composer in Residence and Resident Conductor: Col. Prateep Suphanrojn Composer in Residence: Dr. Narong Prangcharoen

1st Violin Omiros Yavroumis * (Concertmaster) Paris Paraschoudis + Sreewan Wathawathana Chanasorn Chantarapaoraya Shih-Wei Huang Chanitta Chaicharoen Akarapol Pongsarsauwaphak Chanya Charoensook Pongsit Karnkriangkrai Aviga Nimitsup Pinpinut Sribumrungkait Chinnaworn Siriwat Hiran Bongkotmas Anantasit Na-ngam Alisher Ashirmatov Punyawas Manomaiphibul 2nd Violin Inga Causa * Kamolmas Charoensook + Charatmanat Dooley Ittipat Pisalchaiyapol Karuna Boonyuen Polyiam Palitponganpim Pranchanok Tangtaweewipat Tansinee Rujipasakul Kantida Sangsavang Pichanika Areeras Naphatipa Preechanon Pacharapol Techatanachai Khajeepaan Jangjamras Atiyut Pipatkulsawat

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Viola Aibek Ashirmatov * Danny Keasler + Juckrit Charoensook Nawattasit Kanjanajai Suvijak Chotikool Surachon Lerdlop Krit Supabpanich Tachapol Sanphawat Han Sung Kang Settawut Wongyongsil Colin Wrubleski Giacomo Visintin Cello Urszula Kopijkowska * Teerakiat Kerdlarp + Juris Lakutis Marcin Szawelski Guntiga Comenaphatt Smatya Wathawathana Nichapa Nilkaew Chayuth Khunapinya Boonyarat Nimchokchaicharoen Sarai Arsa Double Bass Wei Wei * Khunakorn Svasti-Xuto + Rachapol Khumpiranond Siwawut Wattanawongkeeree Padol Sopacharoen Saranyoo Charoenjai Watcharapong Supattarachaiyawong Rutawat Sintutepparat


Piccolo Vichit Teerawongwiwat Flute Yu Jin Jung * Hiroshi Matsushima + Oboe Somchai Tongboon * Pattama Sudjai English Horn Pratchaya Khemnark Clarinet Worawut Khamchuanchuen * Hannelore Vermeir + Bass Clarinet Grzegorz Grzeszczyk Bassoon Patrawut Punputhaphong * Christopher G.Schaub + Contrabassoon Intouch Lerkyen Horn Nantawat Waranich * Chaiyanan Wan-in + Suparchai Sorathorn Chuta Chulavalaivong Trumpet Nitiphum Bamrungbanthum * Surasi Chanoksakul + Kueakool Jaisom Joseph Bowman Trombone Michael Robinson Jr * Suttipong Mainaikij + Satit Chomchewchan Bass Trombone Thanapoom Sriwiset Tuba Kitti Sawetkittikul Timpani Wannapha Yannavut * Percussion Thayarat Sopolpong * Kraisit Suwanlao + Anusorn Prabnongbua Nawapat Chatdamrongmongkol Harp Phuttaraksa Kamnirdratana

General Manager Noppadol Tirataradol International Artist Relationship Administrator Yi-Wen Chen Orchestra Administration Xiaoyi He Orchestra Finacial Officer Wannisa Suntalunai Orchestra Operation Pakorn Buathong Librarian Veerapong Grasin Stage Pakorn Buathong Veerapong Grasin Researchers Kyle Fyr Borwonpong Supasopon Rattanai Bampenyou Editorial Committee Joseph Bowman Paul Cesarczyk Thunyawan Rattanapop Pakorn Buathong Graphic Designer Noraseth Ranghom Preeyapat Sippakorn Public Relations Piyapong Ekrangsi Tanatchayakorn Pongpakornrith Supachada Boonvisut PR & Photographer Kanuengnit Thongbaion Preeyapat Sippakorn Webmaster Pornthip Saipantong

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Venue Management

Venue Director Richard A. Ralphs MACM Manager Jittiya Naovapen PMH Manager Pratapun Nookaew Technical Manager Chayut Jessadavaranon Deputy Technical Manager Sorapol Assawakarnjanakit Engineering Manager Vorapoj Panjamanon Deputy Engineering Manager Supawat Suharitrujjananukool Head of Visual Lighting & Stage Technology Chakrayossanant Tiewtrakool Head of Sound Krittanan Vijitgool Stage Management Chutimta Puttikulangkura Wanlapa Salawasri Chutipong Yongprayoon

Head of Box Office Pornsawan Mudchim Assistant Box office Taninrat Soponpimonsiri Wannisa Suntalunai Sirirat Seankeot Administration Uthumporn Sudsawasd Sriwittra Pintobtang Sound Technicians Akarakitt Sirawahtanarucht Sound & Digital Signage Apiwat Setthajarurak Visual/Lighting/Stage Technology Team Kongka Khumlaitong Teerapong Keatkamonchai Apirak Fakphu Preedee Thunsuwan Siriporn Sripenkeaw Uthaporn Prakobpech Engineering Team Jirasak Tubtimhom Bundit Osaklung Wasan Rattananitan

The Venue Management Team welcomes you to Prince Mahidol Hall/ MACM. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding your visit to our venue today, please send your feedback to mshall@mahidol. ac.th or to the Venue Director, Richard.ral@mahidol.ac.th.

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Seating Plan

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Ticket Price TPO Concert

฿200 ฿100 for student

Concessionary Rate

Children and students below the age of 25 (or currently studying in an undergraduate program) are entitled to a special ticket price. You are asked to produce evidence of such entitlement at the Box Office. A group of more than 40 students, are entitled to a reduction of 25% on the ticket price. (Only for specified concerts)

Waiting List

When all seats for a concert are sold out, we provide a special service: You provide your name and mobile phone number to be placed (without obligation) on a waiting list. You will then be informed by SMS if tickets for this concert become available.

Ticket Reservation Booking in person • Purchasing the tickets in person, on the concert day 2 hours before performance begins at MACM box office. Booking by telephone • Reserve the tickets through PMH/MACM Box Office by phone 0 2849 6565 ext. 6604. 6609 Please be informed that tickets need to be collected at least 1 hour before the perfor mance begins, otherwise the tickets will be cancelled automatically and no refund possible.

Ticket Payment • • •

By cash. By credit card (Visa, Master) when purchasing more than 1,000 baht worth of tickets. By bank transfer: Account Name: “MACM , College of Music” Bangkok Bank, Sub branch: Buddhamonthon Saving Account No. 247-0-73273-2 Krung Thai Bank, Sub branch: Mahidol University, Salaya Saving Account No. 959-0-00244-7 Siam Commercial Bank, Branch: Mahidol University Saving Account No. 333-227462-4 Thai Farmer Bank, Branch: Salaya Saving Account No. 578-2-00685-3

Please send proof of transaction, your name and mobile phone number to MACM Office by fax. 0 2849 6567 and keep the proof to obtain your ticket at the Box Office. Once the college receives the transaction, the purchase is completed.

Terms and Conditions • • • • • •

Purchased tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded under any circumstance. Seating cannot be changed. Lost tickets cannot be reissued. Children under the age of 5 are not allowed to the concert, unless it is a children’s concert. Admission will not be permitted under the condition stated below. Wheelchair User should inform our staff before booking ticket.

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Ticket Price TPO Concert

฿1500 (Blue Zone) ฿1000 (Green Zone) ฿800 (Pink Zone) ฿600 (Grey Zone) ฿400 (Yellow Zone) Family Box

Music Lovers with young children worry no more! We have several Family Boxes, which are enclosed acoustically treated rooms with wide glass panels and excellent speakers, situated on the 2nd floor of the concert hall. You can enjoy the concert or performances from a Family Box so your children can enjoy the music and you are not worried about disturbing other patrons. To be assured of a place please book 24 hours in advance.

Concessionary Rate 50% discount for Children and students below the age of 25 get (or currently studying in an undergraduate program) are entitled to special ticket price. You are asked to produce evidence of such entitlement at the Box Office. For Patrons using wheelchairs we offer a fully discounted ticket for the person accompanying the wheelchair user. To be assured of a place please book 24 hours in advance.

Waiting List When all seats for a concert are sold out, you may ask to be placed on a waiting list can be done by providing your name and mobile phone number (without obligation). You will then be informed by SMS if tickets for this concert become available.

Ticket Reservation and Payment Booking online Thai Ticket Major On website or mobile www.thaiticketmajor.com (Music Lover card holder please remember to use your promotion code) Booking in person at one of Thaiticketmajor counters (see www.thaiticketmajor.com) at Thaiticketmajor Theatre Outlet at Thaipost (only Bangkok and surrounding areas) at Prince Mahidol Hall Box office a concert day, the venue of concert. at Prince Mahidol Hall Office, in the basement of Prince Mahidol Hall (Please call a security guard up on arrival) Mon-Fri at 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Booking by telephone Thai Ticket Major Call center 0 2262 3456 Prince Mahidol Hall Call 0 2849 6565 ext. 6604, 6609 on the day of performance ext.6626 Email mshall@mahidol.ac.th

Terms and Conditions • • • •

Purchased tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded under any circumstance. Seating cannot be changed. Lost tickets cannot be reissued. Children under the age of 5 are not allowed to the concert, unless the child is seated in the Family Box. • Wheelchair accessible seating area is available. • Admission will not be permitted under the condition stated below.

Accessible Seating For Patrons who wish to reserve a space in one of the 14 wheelchair spaces, we offer a fully discounted ticket for the person accompanying the wheelchair user. To be assured of a place please book 24 hours in advance.

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Friends and Patrons of the TPO The Friends and Patrons of the TPO program is a meaningful way to join hands with fellow donors who share a love and passion for music. Ticket sales cover only a portion of the costs associated with producing our exceptional artistic, education, and community initiatives—your membership support at any level, is vital and makes a difference! By joining, you will also receive exclusive benefits such as special discounts at Music Square restaurant and College Shop, recognition in all concert programs, and invitations to attend post-concert receptions of the TPO concerts and much more. Member Benefits Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased to offer the following benefits and privileges to our generous members who support the Annual Fund with unrestricted gifts. Please note that most benefits are for individual donors and include all cumulative support for a twelve-month period. Supporter Level (30,000 Baht) • Complimentary Ticket Value at 10,000 Baht to any of TPO and MS concerts • TPO Friends Pin Badge  • Name listing in all concert programs and on the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra website for the entire season • TPO Friends Member Reward Card with discounts and special offers at Music Square restaurant, College Shop and TPO corporate partners • Privilege discount and reservation on all TPO&MS extra concerts  • Invitation to attend post-concert receptions of the TPO concerts (when applicable) • Privilege discount on all Visiting International Orchestra Concerts in 2018 Associate Level (60,000 Baht) All of the previous benefits, plus… • Complimentary Ticket Value at 20,000 Baht to any of TPO and MS concerts

Note: TPO = Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra / MS = College of Music


Benefactor Level (100,000 Baht) All of the previous benefits, plus… • Complimentary Ticket Value at 30,000 Baht to any of TPO and MS concerts • Exclusive Dinner with TPO Music Director and TPO Artists Ambassador Level (200,000 Baht) All of the previous benefits, plus… • Complimentary Ticket Value at 60,000 Baht to any of TPO and MS concerts • Entitled to be Special Guest Presenting Flowers at the TPO concert Be a Friend or Patron of the TPO: For a personal meeting with the Music Director of the TPO, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sugree Charoensook please contact: Mr. Piyapong Ekrangsi Assistant Dean for Marketing and Communications College of Music Mahidol University Tel: +662-800-2525 Ext. 3110 Mobile: +66-9-8258-1140 Email: TPOfriends@thailandphil.com

Note: TPO = Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra / MS = College of Music


MUSIC LOVER MEMBER

The Music Lover Card is microchipped for high security. Each card may be purchased for 500 baht. The cardholder is entitled to the following benefits for a period of 1 year starting from the day the card is registered. Welcome to Music Lover Membership! Please read the following benefits and conditions carefully. The card will be valid for use once you have completed registration and have agreed to the terms & conditions of the membership. Benefits 1. Eligible for a 20% discount for all events: Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra concerts, College of Music events and international orchestra concert tickets. 2. Eligible for a 10% discount at the Music Square restaurant and College Music Shop, except on stationary items. Conditions 1. The card is valid for 1-year starting from the purchase date. 2. Eligible for a 20% discount on unlimited number of seats per member. 3. The card must be shown at all times of purchase to receive benefits. 4. The card cannot be used with student ticket or other discount promotions. 89


5. The Thai Ticket Major (TTM) system will allow you to book 6 tickets per booking, if you need more tickets per concert, please log out and then back in and use the same code. 6. You will be given your unique E-code to use on the TTM website when you purchase your card. 7. To use the E code from TTM you will have to register as a TTM member. 8. Please keep your TTM, Music Lover password and E code confidential 9. Replacement fee for lost card is 200 Baht. 10. The College of Music has the right to make changes to or terminate the card at any time without prior notice. On Day of Performance Contact us: MACM or foyer of PMH Time: 2 hours before the performance begins. PMH Box Office: Contact No. Tel. 0 2849 6565 ext. 6626 MACM Box Office: Contact No. Tel. 0 2800 2525 ext. 2506, 2507

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GENERAL INFORMATION Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra College of music, Mahidol University 25/25 Phutthamonthon Sai 4 Rd., Salaya, Phutthamonthon, Nakhon Pathom 73170

For tickets and reservations please call:

Office: Tel: 0 2800 2525-34 Ext. 3106, 3109 Fax: 0 2800 2530

Email: thailandphil@gmail.com www.thailandphil.com

Tel. 0 2849 6565 ext. 6600, 6604, 6609 (Monday - Friday at 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.) Concert day ext. 6626 (Friday after 5.00 p.m. / Saturday after 2.00 p.m.)

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Accessibility and Service Parking Prince Mahidol Parking space can accommodate up to about 150 cars underground parking

MS Car Park

Car Park Underground

Additional parking Additional parking is available at car park 5 (see map) which is a short walk and tram service to the concert hall.

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Disabled Parking

There are a limited number of disabled parking spaces allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Spaces are free of charge but a ticket must be booked through the Box Office with your concert tickets, 24 hours in advance A wheelchair drop off point is located on BA entrance, next to the drop off point. Accessible Seating

There are 14 wheelchair spaces located in specific level access areas at BA entrance of the hall. Please reserve a wheelchair space at least 24 hours in advance. When you arrive at the hall, please use either the drop off point (see map) or you may reserve a space in the underground car park when you request a wheelchair space 24 hours in advance. Please let us know if you have additional requirements such as extra leg room or an aisle seat, at least 24 hours in advance. We offer a wheelchair service (subject to availability) to help patrons to and from their level access seats; please note this does not include staff assistance and anyone borrowing a wheelchair must be able to use it independently or have the assistance of a career or companion. Please request a wheelchair when you make your booking.

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Visiting with Children Music Lovers with young children worry no more! We have several Family Boxes, which are enclosed acoustically treated rooms with wide glass panels and excellent speakers. situated on the 2nd floor of the concert all. You can enjoy the concert or performances from a Family Box so your children can enjoy the music and you are not worried about disturbing other patrons. To be assured of a place please book 24 hours in advance. College Shop The College Shop is located on the 1st floor behind the Box Office of MACM and foyer of PMH. The College Shop opens Monday - Friday, from 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. at MACM and 5.00 p.m. Friday, 3.00 p.m. Saturday for TPO concert at PMH foyer. ATM (Automatic Teller Machine) - Artist Residency - Opposite drop-off area of PMH (BBL) - On the First floor of Building A near to the lift (SCB). First Aid Assistance Please contact our staff at Box Office. Lost and Found For Lost and Found items, please contact MACM/PMH box office during office hours. PMH Office: Contact No. Tel. 0 2849 6565 ext. 6600, 6604, 6609 MACM Office: Contact No. Tel. 0 2800 2525 ext. 3116

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Music Campus for General Public College of Music Mahidol University Program Private Music Teaching Music for Kids Voice Training Educational Guidance

Activities Music Trainings and Music Seminars Evaluation on Music Knowledges and Skills Provide Thai/Western Ensemble for different occasions Music Instrument and Equipment Shop

Concert@NOON Live Performance Sat-Sun : 1:00-3:00 P.M. by College Students

Seacon Square Campus 4th floor, 55 Room 4047, Seacon Square Srinakarin Rd., Nongbon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250 Tel: 662.721.9894-7 www.mcgp-mahidol.com Siam Paragon Campus 4th floor(A), Room 4A 5-6, Siam Paragon 991 Rama 1, Phatumwan, Bangkok 10330 Tel: 662.129.4542-5 Fax: 662.129.4547 www.mcgp-mahidol.com Seacon Bangkae Campus 4th floor, Room 443, Seacon Bangkae 607 Petchkasem Road, Bangwa, Pasicharoen, Bangkok 10160 Tel: 662.458.2680-2 www.mcgp-mahidol.com

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FOOD & BEVERAGE

Pre and Post concert dining Music Square is situated along the canal between building C and D and offers a fine dining experience in a relaxing atmostphere. Music Square offers a variety of Thai, international, and healthy cuisine.

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturdays and Official Holidays 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Closed Sundays


CANTEEN Our College of Music’s canteen is situated on the Ground Floor of Building A. There are food and beverages sold at reasonable prices. Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Square Café at PMH

Fresh coffee, cold drinks and a selection of Sandwiches and dessert we available at the foyer of PMH


A Building A (Bhumibol Sangkeet) B Building B (Bhumibol Sangkeet Music Auditorium) C Building C (The Music Library) D Building D E Music Square Restaurant F The Glass House G Artist Residency H Museum of South East Asia Music (under construction) I Khru Mee Khaek Statue J Phra Chen Duriyang Sculpture K The King’s Saxophone Sculpture L Princess Galyani Vadhana Statue M Unfinished Lady Sculpture N Musica Arboretum O Salaya Link Terminal P Hof Bistro Q Raden Lundai Statue R Tower Bell S Prince Mahidol Hall T Gate No. 1 U Pre-College Boarding School V Thai House W Parking X Father Holding His Son Statue Y Princess and Her Saw Sam Sai Sculpture Z Oval Theatre AA Sombat Simla Sculpture AB Pang Noja Sculpture AC Boonyong Ketkong Sculpture AD Khadae Weydeng Sculpture


Public Transport Salaya Link Mahidol University has Shuttle Bus services called the Salaya Link from BTS Bang Wa Station to Salaya. See timetable on the next page. By bus 515 air-con (euro2) line •

515 air-con (euro2) bus from Victory Monument - Salaya, service is available from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Main route: Victory Monument - Ratchawithi Rd. - Krungthon Bridge Sirinthon Rd. - Pinklao-Nakhonchaisri Rd. - Salaya. 388 air-con (euro2) & Pink-cream bus line •

388 air-con (euro2) & Pink-cream bus from Pak Kred - Salaya, service is available from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Main route: Pak Kred - Sanambinnam - Kae rai - King Rama III Bridge Bang Yai - Pinklao-Nakhonchaisri Rd. - Salaya. 84 (84 goh) line •

Red - cream bus from Ua Arthorn village, Salaya - Khlong San, service available from 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Blue - cream air-con bus from Mahidol University - Khlong San, service available from 4:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Main route: Khlong San- Phetkasem Rd.-Phutthamonthon Sai 4 Rd. - Salaya. 547 line •

Blue - cream, air-con bus from Lumpini Park - Salaya, service available from 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Main route: Silom- Bang Rak - Charoen Krung - Tha Pra - Phetkasem Phutthamonthon Sai 4 Rd. - Salaya 124 line •

Blue - cream bus from Sanam Luang - Rajamangala University of Technology, service available from 4:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Main route: Na Phra Thad Rd.- Rachini Rd. - Na Phra Lan Rd.Rachadamnoen Nai Rd. - Somdet Pra Pinklao Rd. - Somdet Pra Pinklao bridge Boromarjajonani Rd. - Salaya. 125 line •

Blue - cream bus from Bangsue railway station - Rattanakosinsompoch bowonnivet school - Salaya, service available from 4:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m.

Main route: Bangsue railway station 2 - Thoetdamri Rd. - Sawankhalok Rd.Rachawithi Rd.- Krungthon bridge - Sirinthon Rd.- Boromarjajonani Rd. - Salaya

Mahidol University has tram services within the University campus. You can take the tram no.3 and drop at the front of the College of Music.


Special Salaya Link Schedule for TPO’s Concert Friday: The shuttle Bus (Salaya Link) will leave from Bang Wa BTS Station to Salaya 4.10 p.m. / 5.10 p.m. / 6.10 p.m. / 6.40 p.m. However, we recommend on Friday 4:10 p.m. or 5:10 p.m. be sure you arrive in time. Saturday: The shuttle Bus (Salaya Link) will leave from Bang Wa BTS Station to Salaya 2.30 p.m. / 3.00 p.m. / 3.20 p.m. However, we recommend on Saturday to 2.30 p.m. be sure you arrive in time. After the concert finished: The shuttle bus (Salaya Link) will leave from Salaya to Bang Wa BTS station at 15 minutes after the concert finished. Gentle reminders for Salaya Link customers: * Please kindly prepare exact 30 Baht fare for Salaya Link as change will not be given on the buses. * No food or drinks are allowed on Salaya Tel. 0 2800 2525 Ext. 1501 (Monday - Friday at 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.)

From Bang-Wa BTS Station , please use Exit No. 1-2 and walk about 20M to the Bus Stop


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TPO 13th season program  

Welcome to the 13th season of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra!

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