ART, CULTURAL AMBIENCE AND ORIGINAL MUSIC FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, SHOWCASED AT ONE OF THE GREATEST MUSIC FESTIVALS IN THAILAND
Bangkok: Get ready for Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance & Music as the curtain will rise in celebration for the Festival’s 20 th anniversary; marking the longest cultural dance and music festival in Thailand. There will be a press conference to preview one of the world’s best percussion ensembles, “Ju Percussion Group Live in Bangkok” by Ju Percussion Group from Taipei, Taiwan.
Mr. Sittikun Boon-It, Vice President of Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance & Music, Dr. Chen-Yuan Tung, Representative of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand and Master Tzong-Ching Ju, Founder and Artistic Director of the Ju Percussion Group, will together join in sharing additional details about the performance. The Ju Percussion Group (JPG) was the first percussion ensemble established in Taiwan in January 1986.
They are Asia’s shining star on the world stage. The JPG will perform their signature show, “Stunning Virtuosity” at the Festival. The thirteen members and one composer are incomparably talented and skillful in playing Western, Asian and local Chinese percussion instruments. Under Mr. Tzong-Ching Ju’s leadership, the JPG is well-known worldwide as innovators who bring the West and the East together with traditional and contemporary music.
From the percussive arts in Taiwan, JPG has played over 100 performances in its native country and has traveled around the world attracting over 150,000 people – making Taiwan known and well accepted for percussive music. They have created forms of temporary and experimental music that crosses over between classical, pop and other genres. Today, the JPG has performed in 32 different countries worldwide including Austria, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Hungary.
“Stunning Virtuosity” will be performed at Bangkok’s 20 th International Festival of Dance & Music on Sunday, September 16 th at 7.30pm. The show, supported by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand, will no doubt be breath-taking, full of passion and powerful. Additionally, Bangkok’s 20 th International Festival of Dance & Music has also selected 17 other astounding performances in the programme. Opera, classical music, ballets, Bollywood, magic and flamenco are just some of the extravagant shows the audience will be able to choose from; all from different parts of the world.
The Festival will be from September 12 th – October 18 th, 2018 at the Main Hall of the Thailand Cultural Centre.
Tickets for all performances are available at Thai Ticket Major (http://www.thaiticketmajor.com and at every branch of Thai Ticket Major Counter; Hot Line: 02 262 3191)
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