A moving evening of classical music is promised on Saturday, January 21, 2017, as Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai hosts its annual concert for charity, which this year is being held in remembrance of His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his love of music.
The highlight of the evening will be Requiem for Violin and Magnetic Tape, an incredible musical composition for violin and ambient tape loops by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, an American multi-instrumentalist, member of several bands and co-founder of the Root Strata record label. The requiem is looped and layered with parts set against each other in opposing tiers. The requiem was commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for SFMOMA Future Countdown Live in 2013.
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai welcomes the Pro Musica Ensemble founded by H.E. Admiral M.L. Usni Pramoj, Privy Councillor and renowned musician, which will perform the evening concert in the atmospheric setting of the Resort’s Rachawadee Residence. Violinist Tasana Nagavajara studied at the prestigious Menuhin Academy in Switzerland and is widely acclaimed as one of Southeast Asia’s leading maestros. Flautist Worapon Kanweerayothin teaches the instrument at Thailand’s prestigious Silpakorn University and is the principal flautist of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra. Ekachai Jearakul, the first Thai classical guitarist to attract worldwide recognition with his inspiration to study since the age of 13 while listening to the Late King’s composition H.M. Blues.
Beside the Requiem, the full musical program will include:
- Jefre Cantu-Delesma: Requiem for Violin and Magnetic Tape
- Astor Piazzolla: Histoire Du Tango
- Niccolò Paganini: Sonata Concertata
- Gioacchino Rossini: Sinfonia The Barber of Seville
The evening’s entertainment commences at 5:30 pm and is priced at THB 990 net including refreshments. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Provincial Red Cross Chapter of Chiang Mai.
Tickets are available for purchase at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai by contacting +66 53 298 181 or e-mail [email protected]