TPO wants you to feel the passion

Ligia Amadio. Mahidol University's College of Music

Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra presents the annual "Latin American Music Night" concert featuring brilliant masterworks from the southern continent of America, at Mahidol University's Prince Mahidol Hall, Salaya campus, on Friday July 5 at 7pm and Saturday July 6 at 4pm.

Set to join the orchestra as guest soloist in this special performance will be Argentinian pianist Alexander Panizza, known for his nuanced but virtuosic tone. Under the baton of Brazilian maestra Ligia Amadio, they will render the scores of South America's musical giants.

The show will open with the beautiful and mysterious Abertura Concertante by Brazilian composer Mozart Camargo Guarnieri. A master of the 20th century, he developed a musical style that encompasses both his native roots and a skilful compositional technique that continues to impress to this day.

Both Amadio and Panizza will light things up in the sparkling Piano Concerto No.1 by Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera, hailed as one of the most important 20th-century classical composers of the Americas.

The repertoire also includes Bachianas Brasileira No.7 For Orchestra, written as a tribute to the genius of Baroque master JS Bach by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Alexander Panizza. photos courtesy of Mahidol University's College of Music

Tickets cost 400, 600, 800, 1,000 and 1,500 baht (half prices for students) and can be purchased from Thai Ticket Major outlets (visit thaiticketmajor.com or call 02-262-3456) and PMH Box Office (call 02-849-6565/6 ext 6603/4 and 6624).

Visit thailandphil.com for more information on the performance.