The College of Music, Mahidol University is proud to host a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the best of the best in classical music, the Berliner Philharmoniker concert on November 9 at 7.30 p.m. at the Prince Mahidol Hall.
Following the hugely successful concerts by the London Symphony Orchestra in June, the College of Music, Mahidol University continues to bring world-class musical talent to the Kingdom of Thailand with a one-time performance by the Berliner Philharmoniker and the charismatic young conductor Gustavo Dudamel.
The Berliner Philharmoniker is one of the world’s most elite ensembles. Known for its beautiful tone, creative colors, and commitment to high standards of artistry, the Berliner Philharmoniker will perform one of the world’s most beloved symphonic works, Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. The long-time conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan said about this piece “…you forget that time has passed. A great performance of theFifth is a transforming experience. The fantastic finale almost forces you to hold your breath.”
At the young age of only 37 Gustavo Dudamel is one of the world’s most recognizable conductors. Born in Venezuela, he is the artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a frequent guest conductor on the international stage. Dudamel is motivated by a profound belief in music's power to unite and inspire. As a companion piece to the Mahler Fifth Symphony, Dudamel has chosen to program Leonard Bernstein’s Divertimento.
Concerts: 9 November 2018 / 7.30 p.m. / Prince Mahidol Hall
Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
Program: Leonard Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Ticket prices: 20,000 / 15,000 / 10,000 / 8,000 / 6,000 / 4,000 / 3,000 Baht
Early Bird – 20% Discount only until 5 September 2018 Music Lover Card / MU Community / Students – 15% Discount + 5% discount top-up for a group ticket of 4
For more information please contact, Public Relations – College of Music, Mahidol University
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The Berliner Philharmoniker, founded in 1882 as a self-governing body, has long been esteemed as one of the world’s greatest orchestras.
Hans von Bülow, Arthur Nikisch, and Wilhelm Furtwängler were the principal conductors who left their distinctive mark in the Berliner Philharmoniker’s early decades. In 1955 Herbert von Karajan became the orchestra’s artistic director and, in the ensuing years, worked with the musicians to develop a unique tonal quality and performing style that made the Berliner Philharmoniker famous all over the world. Claudio Abbado, chief conductor from 1989 to 2002, devised a new type of programming, with increased emphasis on contemporary works, expanded chamber recital series and operas in concert performance He was followed by Sir Simon Rattle, who led the orchestra from September 2002 until the end of the 2017/2018 season.
During his tenure, the Education Programme was initiated to ensure that the Berliner Philharmoniker reaches a wider and, especially, younger audience. In November 2007, the orchestra and its artistic director Sir Simon Rattle were appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, the first artistic ensemble ever to represent the international children’s organisation. The Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation is generously supported by its principal sponsor, Deutsche Bank.
Driven by an unwavering belief in the power of music to heal, unite, and inspire, Gustavo Dudamel is one of the most distinguished conductors of our day. From the great concert halls to classrooms, video screens and movie theaters, Dudamel’s remarkable career of musical achievements and championing of access to the arts for young people around the world demonstrates music’s extraordinary capacity to transform lives.
Gustavo Dudamel is one of the most decorated conductors of his generation. In recognition of his advocacy for the proliferation of the arts in the Americas, he received the 2018 Paez Medal of Art and the Pablo Neruda Order of Artistic and Cultural Merit, the Americas Society Cultural Achievement Award in 2016, and the 2014 Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society from the Longy School of Music.
He was named Musical America’s 2013 Musician of the Year, one of the highest honors in the classical music industry, and was voted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame. In October of 2011, he was named Gramophone Artist of the Year, and in May of the same year, was inducted into the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in consideration of his “eminent merits in the musical art.” Gustavo Dudamel was born in 1981 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He began violin lessons as a child with José Luis Jiménez and Francisco Díaz at the Jacinto Lara Conservatory.
He continued his violin studies with Rubén Cova and José Francisco del Castillo at the Latin American Academy of Violin. His conducting studies began in 1993 when he was hired as an Assistant Conductor with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra. Saglimbeni and was named Music Director of the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra. In 1999, he was appointed Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra and began conducting studies with the orchestra’s founder, Dr. Abreu. Dudamel achieved international attention by winning the inaugural Bamberger Symphoniker Gustav Mahler Competition in 2004.
He then went on to become Music Director of the Gothenburg Symphony (2007-2012), where he currently holds the title Honorary Conductor. Inspired by Dudamel’s early musical and mentoring experiences, the Gustavo Dudamel Foundation, a registered charity, was created in 2012 with the goal of promoting access to music as a human right and a catalyst for learning, integration, and social change.
Dudamel’s 2018/19 season will center around the centennial celebration of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and his tenth year as their Music & Artistic Director. Under Dudamel’s direction, the LA Phil has become one of the leading orchestras in the world, admired for its unmatched commitment to new music, diversity and inclusion, and the development of groundbreaking digital initiatives. For more information about Gustavo Dudamel, visit his official website:
gustavodudamel.com. You can find more about the Gustavo Dudamel Foundation at dudamelfoundation.org
Prince Mahidol Hall
Home of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra at Mahidol University, Salaya, its unique design will impress visitors at first sight. A state-of–the-art light and sound system, and stage engineering designed by consulting firms from Britain, France, and Germany, make the building one of the most advanced concert halls in Asia.
The winning design by Architects 49 Co,Ltd. features design concepts that incorporate natural forms and traditional Thai architectural features.Viewed from the air, the building resembles the shape of a Kan- phai flower, the floral emblem of Mahidol University. The pattern on the roof resembles the skeletal framework of human body, symbolizing the advancement of medical knowledge which inspired the birth of Mahidol University.