contemporary music

contemporary music

Narong Prangcharoen: Wisdom of the Land (premiere) - Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra

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Wisdom of the Land for Orchestra: Wisdom of the Land is my gift to the College of Music of Mahidol University and, especially, to its Dean, Dr. Sugree Charoensook, and was composed to express my gratitude for their support of contemporary music. It is in seven small sections, each based on a letter of the word “Mahidol” and each expressing one of the core values of the university: 1, Mastery; 2, Altruism; 3, Harmony; 4, Integrity; 5, Determination; 6, Originality; and 7, Leadership. The main musical materials were inspired some of the University’s songs and, also, a song composed by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand (also known as King Rama the IX). The work finishes triumphantly, celebrating the great success of the College of Music of Mahidol University, a leader in music education in Thailand. Wisdom of the Land was commissioned by the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and was first performed by the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra with Dariusz Mikulski, conductor, on June 17, 2016. Concerts: 17-18 June 2016 / Prince Mahidol Hall Guest Conductor Dariusz Mikulski returns to the PMH stage in a program featuring TPO’s premier performance of The Planets by Holst, along with another premiere of Narong Prangcharoen’s Piano Concerto performed by Thai piano virtuoso Christopher Janwong McKiggan. The program also features another Prangcharoen work, Wisdom of the Land, which is Mahidol University’s motto. Conductor: Dariusz Mikulski Composer: Narong Prangcharoen More information at www.thailandphil.com