Chamber made from young talent

A group 28 talented young musicians from Southeast Asia will gather in Bangkok this week to form an orchestra and, after some rehearsal, put on a show.

Conductor Nicolas Pasquet from Uruguay and German clarinettist Martin Spangenberg will perform at Mahidol University on Oct 13.

At the end of a week-long camp, the Southeast Asian Youth Chamber Orchestra (Seayco) will hold a concert at Mahidol University's College of Music under the baton of Nicolas Pasquet from Uruguay, with German clarinettist Martin Spangenberg as guest artist, at its auditorium on Oct 13 at 7pm.

The program will feature compositions by Mozart, Elgar and Dvorak.

The concert will be the fruit of the Seayco 2012 camp which will offer the newly founded youth orchestra professional rehearsals and the chance to work closely with Mahidol University faculty members.

The orchestra is founded by Mahidol University's College of Music and Goethe Institute Bangkok to promote classical music in Southeast Asia and provide young musicians the opportunity to work with international level artists on the campus of Mahidol University.

The group comprises 28 young musicians aged 15-26 years from Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. The orchestra will visit Myanmar for a concert in Yangon on Oct 15.

Admission to the concert is free. There will be a bus transfer leaving Chan Phen Restaurant on Rama IV Road (MRT Lumphini Exit 1) at 5pm to the college with the round-trip fee of 100 baht. For more information call 02-287-0942_4 ext 80 or 82.

Martin Spangenberg