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Sounds good: BCO warms up for fundraiser
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: July 24, 2013 at 10:29 am
The Bangkok Charity Orchestra will perform at the InterContinental Bangkok on Aug 9.
From left: Chulayuth Lochotinan; Anna Sowanna Takeda.
Bangkok Charity Orchestra (BCO) will hold their next concert at the Ballroom of InterContinental Bangkok on Aug 9 at 7.30pm.
Held in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan, the concert will raise funds to support Triamsuksa School Foundation in Chanthaburi.
The evening's programme will feature a repertoire of popular classical pieces including Wagner's Die Meistersinger Overture, Bruch's Violin Concerto No.1 In G-Minor and Dvorak's Symphony No.9 - New World.
The orchestra will perform under the baton of Chulayuth Lochotinan, a conductor and management consulting professional who had been involved with several fund-raising concerts in the UK.
He founded the BCO in 2010 with the aim to support well-respected charities, as well as to offer a platform for aspiring musicians to perform to a high standard. The BCO consists of more than 80 talented musicians, both music professionals and experienced amateurs.
Since its inception, it has raised more than 4.8 million baht for various charity foundations in Thailand.
The concert will also feature Thai-Japanese violin prodigy Anna Sowanna Takeda who won the first prize and gold medals from many competitions.
She made her first recital debut in Budapest in 2006 and since then has appeared as a soloist with many international orchestras. She is currently a scholarship student of Senzoku College of Music in Japan.
Tickets cost 800 baht (500 baht for students) from Robinson School of Music (Sukhumvit Soi 31), Robinson Piano (5th floor of Siam Discovery) and InterContinental Bangkok's concierge.