written by Expat Life
The College of Music, Mahidol University welcomes the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) one of the world’s leading symphonic ensembles to perform two remarkable concerts on June 6-7, 2018 at the magnificent Prince Mahidol Hall with Gianandrea Noseda, widely recognized as one of the leading conductors of his generation and internationally recognized as one of today’s most acclaimed and admired pianists, Yefim Bronfman.
Mr. Bronfman is undoubtedly one of finest pianists of our time. A six-time Grammy nominated artist, he’s worked with an elite group of conductors including Zubin Mehta and Daniel Barenboim. Audiences will be treated to Mr. Bronfman’s penetrating interpretations of Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto on the evening concert and Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto, both composers at the very heart of the Israeli pianist’s core repertoire.
At a hundred and fourteen, the LSO is London’s oldest orchestra. In addition to a legendary history of performing with the greatest conductors and virtuosi of the twentieth century, the orchestra is featured on some the most memorable movie soundtracks of the last few decades including Star Wars, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter, and Jurassic Park. The organization is also known for their community oriented programming and adventurous international tours.
Leading the orchestra is their principal guest conductor, Gianandrea Noseda. Known for his fiery brilliance in symphonic as well as operatic repertoire, Maestro Noseda has programed works that explore the fascinating color possibilities in orchestral music. On June 6 the orchestra performs Ravel’s captivating imagery in Rhapsodie espagnole and the majestic spirit of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Originally a piano piece, it was Ravel that transformed Pictures into an orchestral epic with his 1922 orchestration.
Those that can’t wait to see the LSO again need not wait very long. The orchestra performs a second concert the following evening on June 7 at 8 PM. This time Dvorák’s vivid concert overture Noonday Witch opens the program and Shostakovich’s political masterpiece, the Tenth Symphony, closes it. This monumental work will be at the heart of the orchestra’s 2017/2018 concert season. Bangkok audiences get to hear the LSO perform the piece before the orchestra returns to London for a late June performance at Barbican Hall.
The College of Music, Mahidol University honors its commitment to bringing world-class musical talent to the Kingdom of Thailand. Prince Mahidol Hall is proud to host two outstanding evenings of music by London Symphony Orchestra on June 6, 2018 at 7 p.m. and June 7, 2018 at 7 p.m.
June 6, 2018: 7.00 p.m. — Prince Mahidol Hall
Ravel Rhapsodie espagnole (17′)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 (Bronfman) (33′)
— Intermission —
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (30’)
June 7, 2018: 7.00 p.m. — Prince Mahidol Hall
Dvořák The Noon-Day Witch (Polednice) Op. 108 (13′)
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 (Bronfman) (20′)
— Intermission —
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 (50’)
Ticket is now available at Thaiticket Major, http://www.thaiticketmajor.com
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Founded in 1904 by a collective of the most talented musicians in London, over the past 100 years the LSO has pursued its strong commitment to bring top quality music to audiences all over the world.
Owned by its members, and comprising nearly 100 talented artists from many nations, the orchestra continues to showcase high levels of talent – as well as being a regular presence at the Barbican in London, with about 70 shows each year, the LSO also performs more than 70 international concerts annually.
LSO works with some of the most talented artists, including the world’s best conductors, such as Sir Simon Rattle as Music Director; conductors Gianandrea Noseda, Daniel Harding, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Andre Previn.