Thai youth orchestra performs in Bratislava
The concert programme features Slovak premieres of works by four contemporary Thai composers, namely Trisdee na Patalung, Pantawit Kiangsiri, Bruce Gaston, and Somtow Sucharitkul. It also includes works by two Central European composers, namely György Ligeti and Anton Webern. Mr. Somtow Sucharitkul conducted the orchestra of approximately 50 members with Mr. Voraprach Wongsathapornpat as assistant conductor and Ms. Sassaya Chavalit as soloist (soprano).
Ms. Morakot Sriswasdi, Ambassdor of Thailand to Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia, delivered opening remarks, highlighting the important role of music in deepening Thai-Slovak relations and expressing delight that this is the first time that a Thai orchestra’s performance is recorded and broadcast nation-wide in Slovakia and across EU countries.