To commemorate HM the Queen's 80th birthday, the Great Artists of the World 2012 series was inaugurated last week with a performance by celebrated Japanese-American violinist Ryu Goto, playing with our very own Bangkok Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the proficient Chikara Iwamura. The programme consisted of three popular pieces all composed by Tchaikovsky.
The concert started with the Polonaise from Act 3 of the opera Eugene Onegin. The recurring and attractive main theme of this elegant dance piece and its aristocratic manner set the appropriate tone for an evening full of memorable melodies and thrills.
Being an early work of the Russian master, the Violin Concerto was probably the highlight of the whole programme.
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