Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Brazilian conductor Ligia Amadio will be presenting Arnold Schoenberg’s “Pelleas und Melisande” at Prince Mahidol Hall, Mahidol University at Mahidol’s Salaya campus this coming Saturday and Sunday (January 12-13) at 7pm and 4pm respectively.
“Pelleas und Melisande” is one of several compositions regarded as the last gasp of Romanticism while simultaneously suggesting a future path for music.
The immediate inspiration for “Pelleas und Melisande” was Maurice Maeterlinck's 1892 drama, which gave rise to numerous other musical treatments, most notably the incidental scores by Faure and Sibelius and Debussy’s opera.
The programme also includes Johannes Brahms’s “Piano Concerto No 1, Op 15” be performed by pianist Poom Prommachart plus Thai traditional music.
Poom, the first Shigeru Kawai Artist in Thailand, is regarded as one of the most accomplished Thai pianists of today and his performances are highly considered for their lyrical intensity and virtuosity.
A graduate of the Royal College of Music (RCM), London, he earned the prestigious International Artist Diploma in 2014 and a master’s degree in Performance in 2013 and was awarded the most prestigious Tagore Gold Medal for his outstanding career and great contribution to RCM, which was presented to him by HRH Prince of Wales in 2014.
Tickets are from Bt400 to Bt1,500 to Bt400 at Thai Ticket Major counters and online at www.ThaiTicketMajor.com.