Sounds of the Sea

Passionate and exuberant Brazilian conductor Ligia Amadio returns to interpret Debussy’s watery masterpiece, La Mer, as we mark the centennial of the great Frenchman’s passing. The spirit of Poland and the beauty of bel canto are well in the foreground in Chopin’s exquisitely fresh and vital First Piano Concerto with the young Thai virtuoso Anant Changwaiwit in the soloist seat. Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides and Thai traditional music Khluen Krathop Fang (Waves Crashing on the Shore) help create an aural painting of the sea.

Concerts:

  • 1 March 2019 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.)
  • 2 March 2019 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.)

Conductor: Ligia Amadio

Soloist: Anant Changwaiwit, piano

Programs:

  • Thai Traditional Music Khluen Krathop Fang
  • Frédéric CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
  • Felix MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides, Op. 26
  • Claude DEBUSSY La Mer

Synopsis:

Passionate and exuberant Brazilian conductor Ligia Amadio returns to interpret Debussy’s watery masterpiece, La Mer as we mark the centennial of the great Frenchman’s passing. Debussy was inspired by the paintings of J. M. W. Turner, the great English painter of seascapes. In La Mer we hear the composer organizing sounds to evoke beautiful sunrises, violent sea storms and tranquil waves.

The spirit of Poland and the beauty of bel canto are well in the foreground in Chopin’s exquisitely fresh and vital First Piano Concerto with the young Thai virtuoso Anant Changwaiwit in the soloist seat. Chopin was only twenty when he wrote this world masterpiece. Yet the piece is a fully mature artistic statement with original themes and fantastic piano passages.

The orchestra also plays Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. Mendelssohn found traveling truly inspirational. In the Hebrides we hear his impression from visiting the islands off the western coast of Scotland.

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)

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