Last night at the National Theatre in Bangkok the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra staged “Four Royal Orchestra Suites for His Majesty King Rama X” composed and produced by his daughter HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya. It was a wonderful spectacle and the country’s government and high society were them in great numbers to pay homage to their King. Princess Sirivannavari introduced the evenings proceedings and paid respects to her musical heritage having been brought up in the Royal household and under her Grandfather King Bhumibol Adulyadej who had encouraged her father and her siblings to appreciate the gift of music. The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra conducted by Belgian Michel Tilkin, with guest appearances from first violinist Daniel Froschauer from Vienna, Robert Nagy from Hungary on Cello, Ladislav Papp on Harp from Bratislava played the four suites “Abode of Metamorphosis”, “The Story About Horse, Helen, Henry”, “Lost in Mystical Garden” and “Serenity”.
The RBSO supported by B Grimm and various corporate sponsors were also joined latterly by the University Combined Choir with Rudklao Amratisha, mezzo soprano and Kittinant Chinsamran bass baritone.
The music was faultless and the production delighted the VIP crowd.