Step right up, music aficionados and cultural enthusiasts! Prepare your senses for an orchestral odyssey that promises to redefine the very concept of celebration. Coming to you this vibrant Sunday at none other than the illustrious Prince Mahidol Hall of Mahidol University, a feast for the ears and soul unfolds with “Sound of Celebration: Collaboration Concert for Happy Chinese New Year 2024”. This spectacle is where the legends of Thailand’s melodies seamlessly dance with the harmony of China’s ancient tunes, all in honor of the festivities surrounding the Chinese New Year.
In a grand display of international harmony, this concert is not merely a gathering but a testament to the enduring bonds between cultures, brought to life by the synergistic partnership of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand and the College of Music at Mahidol University. The stage is set for an evening that will see the coming together of iconic music maestros—the exquisite Jade Guzheng Ensemble dripping in tradition from the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, the illustrious Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, and the venerated Mahidol Symphony Orchestra—an ensemble boasting the prodigious talents rooted within the College of Music, Mahidol University.
The grandeur of the night will be elevated with the presence of none other than the Minister of Culture, Sermsak Pongpanit, whose patronage serves as a beacon of artistic enrichment. Kick-starting the magic will be the ambassador of good will and friendship, Chinese Ambassador Han Zhiqiang, symbolizing the cooperative spirit shared between nations. Among the stars, we shall find Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, the esteemed chair of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, whose vision has helped orchestrate this cultural symphony.
Khunying Patama, a connoisseur of the fine arts, illuminates the significance of this congregation: “Indeed, it’s not the maiden voyage for the College of Music at Mahidol University and the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra to host a gala of such stature with our cherished friends from China. These events not only showcase our joint artistic prowess but serve to cement our amity, a bond unshaken even by the perils of the Covid-19 pandemic,” she declares.
But this year, ladies and gentlemen, the collaboration scales new heights of majestic interaction! “This affair, it’s the zenith of our collaborative ventures, featuring a splendid array of art forms and performances. The inclusion of the Jade Guzheng Ensemble is particularly noteworthy – a troupe that stands as a beacon of cultural connectivity. Their participation ensures that our shared melodious expressions through similar instruments will be a performance to remember, a concert that bridges worlds,” Khunying Patama concludes with anticipatory fervor.
The evening’s event promises to be a kaleidoscope of sounds and cultural riches—a historical union where opulent orchestral notes intertwine with the delicate strings of the guzheng zither, blending in a sacred ritual that echoes the joy and prosperity of the new year. So, dear guest, be part of this harmonious journey, an epic spectacle that beckons you to experience the ultimate symphony of cultural magnificence and musical innovation—only at the “Sound of Celebration: Collaboration Concert for Happy Chinese New Year 2024”.