TPO closes season with Ode To Joy
The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra will close its 12th orchestral season with the “Ode To Joy” concert to reflect on the many positive experiences and special moments achieved throughout the year, at Mahidol University’s Prince Mahidol Hall, Salaya campus, Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 4pm.
Principal guest conductor Gundi Emilsson will direct the orchestra in a pairing of perhaps the most famous symphonic piece ever written, Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op 125, as well as Ignaz Moscheles’ rarely heard gem Double Concerto For Flute, Oboe And Orchestra. Known as Ode To Joy from the Friedrich Schiller poem that inspired its spectacular final movement, the Ninth is Beethoven’s way of expressing hope for a better world and a call to unite humankind in the spirit Giuseppe Nova. of the common good. The music is a spiritual journey from darkness to light, and never fails to stir an emotional response.
To energise this finale, TPO welcomes back two brilliant European virtuosos, flautist Giuseppe Nova and oboist Christoph Hartmann, to perform the mini-concerto for two instruments by Moscheles. Written in 1830 as a display of instrumental technique and lyricism, the concerto is only one of a few orchestral works that combine the higher wind instruments with skill and ingenuity.
Tickets cost 300 and 500 baht (100 baht for students up to bachelor’s degree). For reservations, visit thaiticketmajor.com or call 02-849-6565/6 ext 6603 and 6609. Christoph Hartmann.