Munich, May 02, 2016
The Siam Symphonic Band has its first performance outside of Thailand.
The Thai Ministry of Culture and Media emphasises the importance of this event through the attendance of the Hon. Minister of Culture, Vira Rojpojchanarat, a delegation of representatives from several Thai cultural offices, and members of key Thai media.
The relationship and exchange between Thailand and Germany has a history of over 150 years and was consolidated in 1984. With the first public concert of the Siam Symphonic Band outside of Thailand in Germany, the cultural ties between the two countries will be further strengthened.
The Royal Thai Honorary Consulate-General of Bavaria and Saxony will be hosting the first two concerts in Munich, the capital of Germany’s southernmost state Bavaria, before the band continues their journey for further concerts in Berlin, Hamburg and Bad Homburg in Hessen.
Compositions of the His Royal Highness Prince Paribatra Sukhumbhand of Nagor Svarga (1881-1944) are on the program. In Munich, the Band will give concerts for the public free of charge at two venues which could not be any more different:
On Whit Saturday, the band plays in the front park of Nymphenburg Palace, once the summer residence of Bavarian prince-elector Ferdinand Maria and Henriette Adelaide of Savoy.
On Whitsunday, the band performs in a true Bavarian setting: in the English Garden at the “Aumeister” beer garden. The Thai musicians will be supported by local artists: the famous Oktoberfest-band “Alois Altmann und seine Isarspatzen” will present their Bavarian repertoire and in between, the Goasslschnalzer will entertain as well. Moreover, guests can immerse themselves in Thai culture and enjoy a unique ambiance: the beer garden will offer Thai and Bavarian delicacies while Thai fruit carvers will be demonstrating their crafts.
Dates and venues, the entry is free of charge
Whit Saturday, May 14, 2016, 2 pm: Nymphenburg Palace
Suedliche Auffahrtsallee, 80638 Munich www.schloss-nymphenburg.de
Whit Sunday, May 15, 2016, 1 pm: Beergarden Aumeister in the English Garden
Sondermeierstraße 1, 80939 Munich, www.aumeister.de
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Title: Vira Rojpojchanarat, the Thai Minister of Culture
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