Three live performances in January not to be missed – Prestige Online

During this ongoing pandemic period, there haven’t been many concerts or theatrical performances to attend, but three interesting live events are scheduled for January (with all appropriate precautions being observed for those in attendance).

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Musical director maestro Michel Tilkin at the head of the RBSO

ROYAL CONCERT
Friday January 7 at 7:30 p.m.

To celebrate the auspicious occasion of Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya’s birthday on January 8, 2022, the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Music Director Michel Tilkin will happily and optimistically begin the New Year’s musical calendar with a wonderful program of all French music, with masterpieces selected by HRH the Princess herself. The show highlights Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, two of the most famous French composers, both endowed with an incredible genius for sophisticated harmonic invention, combined with a seemingly inexhaustible propensity for orchestral color of ravishing beauty. On this famous evening, 33-year-old German-born virtuoso pianist Alice Sara Ott will make her first appearance in Thailand, performing the unique “Left Hand Piano Concerto in D Major” by Maurice Ravel. Other works presented during this evening include Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and “La Mer”, as well as Ravel’s famous “Boléro”. Ticket prices range from 800 THB to 4,000 THB, and spectators are requested to arrive at least half an hour before the start of the show and present a Covid-19 vaccination certificate before entering.
To purchase tickets, visit Thaiticketmajor.

Funnyman John Cleese, one of the 6 founding members of the outrageous British comedy group Monty Python

JOHN CLEESE COMEDY LEGEND
Tuesday January 11 at 8 p.m.

Fans of outrageous British comedy group Monty Python are going to be in for a treat this month, as founding member John Cleese presents his hilarious “Why There Is No Hope” tour at Impact Exhibition Hall 5. The Comedian Now the 82-year-old, who also achieved international fame with the television series Fawlty towers, and appearances in films such as A fish called Wanda, originally created this particular stand-up show via live broadcast, due to the pandemic. But now he’s taking her on a grand tour of the world and will stop in Bangkok for just one night. The show has been described not as a traditional comedy, but rather as a “lecture on the inevitable idiocy of people and society”, and those familiar with Mr. Cleese’s inexhaustible irreverence can look forward to that many sacred cows are mercilessly skewered. Ticket prices start at THB 1,500 and to attend this event, spectators must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have tested negative for the virus within 72 hours of the show.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.livenation.co.th.

Guest conductor Charles Olivieri-Munroe and renowned pianist Weiyin Chen

ROYAL CONCERT
Friday January 21 at 7:30 p.m.

The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (RBSO) has a second appearance scheduled this month in the main hall of the Thailand Cultural Center for a program that includes the overture of Jubel, Op. 59 ‘by Carl Maria von Weber, the’ Piano Concerto No.25 in C Major ‘by Mozart and the’ Symphony No.3 in A Minor, Op. 56 ‘. The RBSO will be led this Friday evening by Charles Olivieri-Munroe, who, although born in Malta, grew up in Canada and studied piano with eminent educator Boris Berlin at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto. As for the guest solo pianist, she will be none other than the Taiwanese-American Weiyin Chen, a gifted musician who stands out not only for her dazzling technique, but above all for the maturity of her playing. Ticket prices vary from 800 THB to 2,000 THB, and spectators are asked to present a Covid-19 vaccination certificate before entering the venue.
To purchase tickets, visit Thaiticketmajor.


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Kenneth T. Shippee