TPO reimagines Stravinsky

Famous ballets by Russian master Igor Stravinsky will take centre stage during the "Stravinsky Reimagined" concert at Mahidol University's Prince Mahidol Hall, Salaya campus on Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 4pm.

Hailed as one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, Stravinsky shocked the musical world 100 years ago with his brilliant and groundbreaking Petrushka and Rite Of Spring, which will be performed by the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of maestro Jeffery Meyer.

Both works had Russian themes and energised the largely conservative and gentle nature of ballet with fearsome new rhythms and the choreography of dancer Vaslav Nijinsky.

In the upcoming show, they will be presented with breathtaking motion graphics projected in sync with the music. They are designed by Dale Konstanz and Dynaya Bhutipunthu from the Communication Design programme in the Fine and Applied Arts Division at Mahidol University International College (MUIC).

Making a comeback to join the orchestra as guest soloist will be Italian bass-clarinet virtuoso Rocco Parisi, a professor of clarinet and bass clarinet at Conservatorio Antonio Vivaldi in Alessandria, Italy. He will enchant the audience in a performance of Concerto For Bass Clarinet by Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen.

Tickets cost 400, 600, 800, 1,000 and 1,500 baht (half prices for students under 25) and can be purchased from Thai Ticket Major (visit or call 02-262-3456) and PMH Box Office (call 02-849-6565/6 ext 6603/4 and 6624).


Rocco Parisi. Mahidol University's College of Music