Philharmonic ready to get tattooed

music February 14, 2018 14:38

By The Nation

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Pop band Tattoo Colour go classical later this month, performing alongside the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra at Mahidol University Salaya’s Prince Mahidol Hall on February 23 and 24.

Tattoo Colour, an indie-pop outfit from Khon Kaen on the Smallroom label, have built one of the largest fan bases in the country over the last 10 years. Now they’re ready for their first full orchestral treatment. 

The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra boasts 90 local and foreign musicians. In its first 12 seasons, the TPO has consistently impressed audiences with excellent performances – no fewer than 70 concerts per year – with soloists and conductors from around the world.

Thanaphon Setaphram, conducting the Mahidol shows, aims to bring a new dynamic to orchestral music. He earned the orchestra further acclaim with last year’s concerts “TPO at the Movies” and “Legends and Fantasies”.

The highlight will be a new arrangement of Tattoo Colour’s greatest hits by Col Prateep Suphanrojn, composer in residence and resident conductor, whose most notable work giving traditional Thai music orchestral arrangements.

Seats cost Bt800 to Bt2,500 at and (02) 262 3456.

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