Last night the Chiang Mai Ensemble played their third programme, called Invitation to The Dance, at the AUA Auditorium.
The concert was dedicated to Dance Music, with compositions from the Baroque period till Late Romantic. On the programme were compositions by Durante, Vivaldi, Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Donizetti, Tchaikovski, Godard, Piazzolla, and Vora-urai.
The Ensemble make up is,
Mutita Narkmuang Guitar
Ong-ard Kanchaisak Counter-tenor
Remi Namtep Piano
Xavier Vichitporn Flute
Witsaruth Tawinno Cello
The four musicians are well-known soloists, and are also successful teachers at various musical institutions in this city.
The opening work called, Rice Wine and Bamboo Raft was especially written for the Ensemble by “Joe” Bringkop Vora-urai, and has become their theme. As he says ” just as you can’t make wine from one single grain of rice, and you can’t make a raft from one single piece of bamboo, a musican ensemble needs a group of musicians joining together during their perpormance “
The capacity audience were treated to a joyful evening of music by a talented group of musicians..
I normally don’t enjoy counter tenors. Last night however, Ong-ard was in fine voice. Having said that, I prefer it when he sings as a tenor.
Their next concert will be in October, probably the 27th.