The Mahidol University College of Music and the “Comité Solidarité Franco-Thai” (CSFT) proudly present a Mozart concert “Thamos, King of Egypt” (K.345) featuring the Mahidol University Chamber Choir and the Mahidol University Baroque Orchestra under the baton of Henri Pompidor.
The concert will be performed on Friday February 15th, 2013 (7pm) at Mahidol Auditorium College of Music, Salaya, and on Saturday February 16th, 2013 (8pm) & Sunday February 17th, 2013 (4pm) at Alliance Française of Bangkok, Satorn.
Mozart loved the theater in every form, but wrote incidental music for only one play. The distinguished playwright Baron Tobias Philipp von Gebler asked Mozart to write music for performances of his five-act drama Thamos, König in Ägypten in Vienna in April 1774. When the play was given in Salzburg in January 1776, Mozart added orchestral interludes. He revised this music yet again in 1779, for performances in Salzburg by Johann Heinrich Böhm’s company. Thamos, König in Ägypten is a Masonic allegory, and though not yet a Mason himself, Mozart gave it much of the expressive symbolism he later lavished on The Magic Flute. This is particularly apparent in the first Interlude, with its richly rhetorical chords, slippery chromaticism, muscular tension, and its contrast of light and dark.
200 THB @ Mahidol (100 THB for students)
500 THB @ Alliance Française (150 THB for students)
For Friday February 15th, 2013 (7pm) @ Mahidol College of Music or Tel. 02-800-2525 ext 154 – 155
For Saturday February 16th, 2013 (8pm) & Sunday February 17th, 2013 (4pm) @Alliance Française Bangkok (Médiathèque) or French-Thai Chamber of Commerce
Tel : 082 – 2161 – 4359 or Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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