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    Pictures at an Exhibition

    Zubin Mehta will be conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at the Thailand cultural Centre at 7.30 pm on 30th July.

    They are performing two works:

    Tchaikovski's 6th Symphony

    Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.




    Just in case anyone is interested....

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    Do you know where tickets are available from? Thai ticket master?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge
    Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.
    'Pictures' is one of my all time faves. I had a version done on the piano for ages. Thanks for the info.

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    I can't find details of tickets anywhere on the Web. This is advertised on a poster in Bangkok but even the Thailand Cultural Centre's website isn't functioning (http://www.thaiculturalcenter.com/home.html) so I got the details off Zubin Mehta's personal website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge
    Thailand Cultural Centre's website isn't functioning
    Lack of content perhaps?

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    ^
    They've failed to renew the hosting service.

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    Bangkok Post Outlook section (17th June):

    Story by JENNIFER PARKS


    Bangkok's 10th International Festival of Dance and Music is set for an early start this year, on July 30, with a concert by Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO).

    The festival is dedicated to the memory of HRH the late Princess Galyani Vadhana and her contribution to the development of arts and culture in Thailand. The princess was also the patron of the festival and the driving force behind it.

    The second part of the festival will run from September 15 to October 13.
    The director of the festival, J.S. Uberoi, is grateful to the Ambassador of Israel to Thailand, Yael Rubinstein, for putting him in touch with the IPO. Once the orchestra, lead by Zubin Mehta, agreed to perform in Thailand, the next step was selecting the music. This, too, was done in respect for HRH the late Princess Galyani. On the evening of July 30, the orchestra will perform Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky (which Mussorgsky composed after the death of a dear friend) and Tchaikovsky's Pathe'tique, his final symphony.

    ........

    FZubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at the Thailand Cultural Centre July 30 at 7:30pm. Tickets are priced between 1,500 and 10,000 baht, and are available from Thai Ticket Major on 02-262-3456 or http://www.thaiticketmajor.com/.


    Bangkok Post | Outlook | ZUBIN MEHTA TO OPEN FESTIVAL
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    I got my tickets for this yesterday. At some prices the tickets have mostly gone but there are still seats available around the ThB 4,000 mark.

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    Quite pricey those concerts methinks.

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    people pay a lot of money to hear old music reworked

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    People will pay a lot of money for a conductor such as Zubin Mehta.
    Last edited by Thormaturge; 07-07-2008 at 07:41 AM.

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    Meanwhile, Ben Elton's We Will Rock You starts on Saturday night
    Hate to sound culturally devoid but that where we'll spend our Tb4K for a good ticket

    You probably won't get to see Mehta unless you are in the front row with all the high so, big bouffant matriarchs that swarm to these rare occasions

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    Hopefully the Thais will think so too. In the Thai Cultural Centre some of the best views are from the lowest priced areas. Good marketing really because the Thais will flock to pay ThB 10,000 for a view of the back of someone's head, just so they can show off their ThB 10,000 ticket.

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    initial thought , first time this thread came round

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Custard
    Meanwhile, Ben Elton's We Will Rock You starts on Saturday night Hate to sound culturally devoid but that where we'll spend our Tb4K for a good ticket
    That's had excellent reviews.

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    A reminder that this concert is on Wednesday.


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    Thank you Thormy, our resident maestro!

    This, along with Stravinsky's Firebird, happens to be on my things to do before I die list. I'll be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post

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    initial thought , first time this thread came round
    Nice, but if you are really a devotee check out Tomita's electronic version.

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    ^^

    Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra performed Stravinsky's Firebird last month at Mahidol Uni so it is probably worth keeping tabs on where they are performing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    That's had excellent reviews.
    I went last Tuesday. Excellent night out and a nice change from sitting in the pub. I'd recomend it any poster but I think tonight may be the last night

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    This concert was superb. The Mussorgsky was, IMHO, flawless. For anyone who really was interested in the Tchaikovski then the final movement of the sixth was especially emotive. Mehta really grasped it.

    I held back from saying anything until reading what the Bangkok Post had to say and as I had no idea what the encore was. It was clearly a polka but not one I am familiar with.

    According to the BP the concert ended with the Mussorgsky so their man must have left early, so I am still no wiser as to what the encore was.

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