AdvertisementThree outstanding, rousing works lead us to the end of this most tumultuous of years, with the panache of Rimsky-Korsakov, the elegance of Schumann, and the sheer visionary forcefulness of Shostakovich providing a programme of truly wonderful variety and contrast. The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and their esteemed Music Director are joined on this special occasion by a shining light of the new generation of top-flying cellists, Anouchka Hack. Since making her debut in 2010 at the Festival van Flandern, she performs regularly with various orchestras, including the Sinfonia Rotterdam and the Zagreb Soloists. Born in 1996 in Antwerp, Anouchka received her formative musical education at the Musikhochschule Cologne. From 2014 to 2018 she studied at the Academy of Music in Lübeck, and subsequently at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin and Kronberg Academy. Her interpretation of Schumann’s cello concerto promises to be of the highest artistic order. Dmitri Shostakovich famously wrote in a Moscow state newspaper that his monumental Symphony No. 5 was "… a Soviet artist's creative response to justified criticism" – a reaction to the recent artistic denunciation of him by the Communist Party. It is impossible to know to what extent he genuinely meant this, but at the 1937 premiere given by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra and the Russian conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky, the towering masterpiece received a tumultuous ovation that lasted well over half an hour. It was received enthusiastically by the public and official critics alike, cementing him firmly as one of the most revered composers in the Soviet Union.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Main Hall,Thailand Cultural Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
TH 400 to TH 2000