Bangkok Post reviews
Lord of the strings
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: June 17, 2013 at 8:14 am
Ekachai Jearakul and the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra will perform ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ concerts at Mahidol University.
Elves and dwarves can put aside their mistrust and join the hobbits at "The Lord Of The Rings" concerts later this week, although agents of Lord Sauron might be turned away at the door.
Featuring multi-award winning Thai classical guitarist Ekachai Jearakul and the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, the concerts will take place at Mahidol University's College of Music on Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 4pm.
Ekachai will perform Rodrigo's Concerto de Aranjuez while TPO resident conductor Major Prateep Suphanrojn will lead the orchestra in Symphony No.1 The Lord Of The Rings, the first symphony for a concert band written by Johan de Meij. The symphony is based on literary themes from the J.R.R. Tolkien's epic The Lord Of The Rings novel, also made famous in film.
Ekachai, 26, completed his master's degree in classical guitar performance at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, in winter last year.
He has won many guitar competitions in Russia, Singapore, Germany, the US, Ukraine, Spain, Austria, France, Italy, South Korea, Mexico and Slovakia.
Tickets cost 300 and 500 baht (100 baht for students).
For reservations, call 02-800-2525_34 ext 153/4 or visit www.thailandphil.com.
There's a Salaya Link shuttle bus service from Wong Wian Yai BTS station to the university. For shuttle schedule, visit www.music.mahidol.ac.th/salayalink.