Resurrection

With its ninety-minute time span and immense orchestral and choral forces including vocal soloists, Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony ranks among the most colossal of all musical works. Here is Mahler confronting mortality and rebirth; here is Mahler expressing his tender love of Nature; here is Mahler challenging us to examine our humanity with the self-penned text: “With wings I won for myself, in love’s ardent struggle, I shall fly upwards, to that light which no eye has seen.”

Concerts:

  • 2 November 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.)
  • 3 November 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.)

Conductor: Alfonso Scarano

Soloist:

  • Pijarin Wiriyasakdakul, soprano
  • Sassaya Chavalit, mezzo soprano
  • Choirs of Mahidol University
  • Rit Subsomboon, choirmaster

Programs:

  • Thai Traditional Music Phaya Sok
  • Gustav MAHLER Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”

Synopsis:
The Thailand Philharmonic begins a new season and a fresh chapter in the story of an institution devoted to the artistic needs of Bangkok’s music loving public. The opening concert of any season bristles with a special energy. The orchestra, under the direction of chief conductor Alfonso Scarano, brings a rejuvenated spirit to one of the great symphonic works in the repertory.

With its ninety-minute time span and immense orchestral and choral forces including soloists, Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony ranks among the most colossal of all musical works. Here is Mahler confronting mortality and rebirth; here is Mahler expressing his tender love of Nature; here is Mahler challenging us to examine our humanity with the self-penned text: “With wings I won for myself, in love’s ardent struggle, I shall fly upwards, to that light which no eye has seen.”

The Thailand Phil welcomes back two of the Kingdom’s great vocal talents: soprano Pijarin Wiriyasakdakul and mezzo Sassaya Chavalit. Joining them is the Mahidol University Choir under the tutelage of Rit Subsomboon.

The concerts take place on 2 November at 7 PM and 3 November at 4 PM in the acoustically masterful and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere of Prince Mahidol Hall, the home of the Thailand Philharmonic.

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
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Salaya Link shuttle bus available at BTS Bang Wa Station: www.music.mahidol.ac.th/salayalink