RBSO takes on Schubert's Symphony No.9
The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Foundation under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya presents a classical concert in remembrance of King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great, in the Main Hall of Thailand Cultural Centre, Ratchadphisek Road, tomorrow Oct 21 at 7.30pm.
Titled "Schubert's Great", the concert will feature two pieces of beautiful music by two prolific composers performed by the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra under the baton of its long-time conductor Michel Tilkin.
The first is Songs Of Travel For Baritone And Orchestra by British composer Vaughan Williams. It is a song-cycle of nine songs that offers a typical British take on the "wayfarer cycle" and highlights a world-weary yet resolute traveller.
Joining the orchestra to perform this piece as guest artist will be solo bass-baritone Kittinant Chinsamran.
The second will be Symphony No.9 In C Major, D 944 (The Great), the final symphony completed by Austrian composer Franz Schubert that wasn't performed until 10 years after his death.
Unusually long for a symphony, this piece is often considered to be Schubert's greatest piece for orchestra and also one of his most innovative works, full of free-flowing, uninhibited inspiration.
Tickets cost 300, 700, 900, 1,200 and 1,500 baht (half price for students and seniors from 60 years) and can be purchased from Thai Ticket Major outlets (visit thaiticketmajor.com or call 02-262-3456).
Michel Tilkin. Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Foundation
Visit rbsothailand.com or call 02-255-6617/8 and 02-255-9191/2.