Philharmonic Orchestra is back for another round
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Philharmonic Orchestra is back for another round

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Philharmonic Orchestra is back for another round
Boonyarit Kittaweepitak. (Photo courtesy of College of Music, Mahidol University)

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, it's the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra presenting the story of Superman in a multi-sensory experience with symphonic music and digitally projected animation in two rounds of "Metropolis".

The concert will take place at Prince Mahidol Hall of Mahidol University, Salaya campus, Phutthamonthon Sai 5 Road, on Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 4pm.

The programme will begin with John Adams's Short Ride In A Fast Machine, an orchestral fanfare that portrays the experience of taking a ride in a zooming sports car.

Then, the audience will hear the jocular yet powerful sounds of one of the lowest instruments of the orchestra in Martin Ellerby's Euphonium Concerto. It will be rendered by the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra's own Boonyarit Kittaweepitak.

Finally, Superman comes to the concert hall in Michael Daugherty's Metropolis Symphony, which uses jazz, rock, funk, and a variety of other styles to bring the stories to life in a way that only a full orchestra can.

(Photos courtesy of College of Music, Mahidol University)

For this epic piece, the music will be brought to life with animated graphics, digitally projected on all sides of the hall, creating a visually and aurally immersive experience.

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 the box office (call 02-849-6565/6 ext 6603/4).

There is a Salaya link shuttle bus service from BTS Bangwa (visit music.mahidol.ac.th/salayalink).

Visit thailandphil.com.

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