Tales From Afar

A member of the musically gifted Ashkenazy family, clarinetist Dimitri Ashkenazy brings his gentle tones and shapely phrasing to Weber’s romantic First Clarinet Concerto. In turn, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Gudni Emilsson put on their reading glasses for three literature-inspired symphonic works full of vivid characters and captivating legends: Grieg’s peerless Peer Gynt Suite, Weber’s darkly spirited overture from Der Freischütz, and a newly commissioned work by Morakot Cherdchoo-ngarm based on the Buddhist-themed novel The Pilgrim Kamanita.

Concerts:

  • 14 December 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.)
  • 15 December 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.)

Conductor: Gudni A. Emilsson

Soloist: Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet

Programs:

  • Morakot CHERDCHOO-NGARM Vasitthi (world premiere)
  • Carl Maria von WEBER Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73
  • Carl Maria von WEBER Overture to Der Freischütz
  • Edvard GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite

Synopsis:

A member of the musically gifted Ashkenazy family, clarinetist Dimitri Ashkenazy brings his gentle tones and shapely phrasing to Weber’s romantic First Clarinet Concerto. In turn, the Thailand Phil and Gudni Emilsson put on their reading glasses for three literature-inspired symphonic works full of vivid characters and captivating legends.

Called the “rebel with a clarinet” by the Sydney Morning Herald, the Icelandic virtuoso Ashkenazy has pushed the clarinet repertoire to new and unexpected places. At Prince Mahidol Hall he turns back to the classics in Weber’s lovely and exciting first concerto. Weber’s music appears twice on the program: his darkly spirited overture from Der Freischütz opens the concert.

Grieg’s peerless Peer Gynt Suite – based on the play by Henrik Ibsen – is the main symphonic work on this program. This Norwegian masterpiece has some of the most recognizable tunes in the repertory. A newly commissioned work by Morakot Cherdchoo-ngarm based on the Buddhist themed book The Pilgrim Kamanita by the Karl Gjellerup, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1917.

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