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Sweet Symphonies

March 20, 2017
Bangkok Symphony Orchestra
Lovers of classical music are in for a treat this season, with a series of sublime concerts by the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra guaranteed to transport you to a life less ordinary. We highlight three of their must-hear upcoming events at the Thailand Cultural Centre, featuring four renowned international composers. Enjoy!

If the Joanna (piana) is your passion, then The Brothers Jussen, Pianos (31 Mar) is the gig for you. Young Dutch ivory-tinkling sibs Lucas and Arthur Jussen perform Mozart’s Overture Nozze di Figaro and Concerto No.10 in E-flat major, as well as Brahms’ Symphony No.1 in C major. A conductor once described directing the duo as “like driving a pair of BMWs” – not only do their two pianos trill as one, but the handsome tousled-haired twosome could be straight out of 1D…. Which is certainly one way of getting your teens into classical music!

For a more intimate affair in the venue’s Small Hall, book tickets for dynamic, relatively youthful Japanese conductor Hide Shindori (28 Apr), who will direct Thai, Hong Kong Sinfonietta-trained cellist Apichai Leamthong to the tune of Mozart, and Tchaikovsky’s Andante cantabile for Cello and String orchestra in B major, Op.11, and Variations on a Rococo theme for cello and orchestra, Op.33.

The old piano takes centre stage again when virtuoso Russian Andrey Gugnin (21 May) and conductor Yuri Medianik perform Rachmaninoff’s Barcarolle in G-flat for Bayan solo; Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op.36. Dress up and tune in…

Thailand Cultural Centre / Ratchadaphisek Rd / +66 2 247 0028 /

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