Transfigured Night

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.

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

Programs:

  • 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”

Synopsis:

Bringing talent from the musical nation of Taiwan continues in concerts titled “Transfigured Night” on July 13 at 7 PM and July 14 at 4 PM. Pianist Ting-Chia Hsu returns to Thailand with Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto and Alfonso Scarano leads the orchestra in Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night, and Janacek’s Suite from the “House of the Dead.”

For those audiences who view Schoenberg’s modernist experiments with some displeasure, his early masterpiece Transfigured Night is a welcome contrast. Written just a month before the turn of the 20th century in December 1899, the work is romantic, expressive and reminiscent of the tone poems of Strauss and the symphonic works by Mahler.

Janacek’s Suite from the “House of the Dead” is a three-movement piece based on themes from the composer’s last opera.

Pianist Ting-Chia Hsu’s accomplishments speak for themselves:  First Prize at Ville de Valence International Piano Competition (2016), First Prize at Anton Garcia Abril International Piano Competition, First Prize Taiwan Taichung Jazz International Piano Competition, Third Prize at Campillos International Piano Competition. In 2015 he debuted with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra with Liszt’s Piano Concerto no. 2 and returns to perform one of the great 20th century concertos: Rachmaninoff’s Third, a piece recognized as the Russian master’s greatest piano concerto and a favorite with audiences around the world.

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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