The Chiang Mai Philharmonic Band

Last night The Chiang Mai Youth Philharmonic Band and Symphony Orchestra Foundation, presented a concert at the Kad Theatre, in Kad Suan Kaew, called “Music With the Winds”.

The Chiang Mai Philharmonic Band is one of three ensembles under the banner of the Foundation. Players are selected by audition from schools, colleges, and universities in and around Chiang Mai.

Conducting duties were shared by guest Daniel Pittman, and the popular Chaipruck Mekara. The trombone soloist was Norrasate Udakarn.

Alfred Reed

The exhilarating opening piece Curtain Up! by Alfred Reed set the tone for an evening of great music. The remainder of the programme consisted of

On a Hymnsong of Phillip Biiss……Davd R. Holsinger

Colloguy for solo trombone and wind symphony……William Goldstein

Othello…..Alfred Reed

October…..Eric Whitacre

Danzon No.2…… Arturo Marquez

All in all a wonderfut concert in a beautiful theatre. It is always a pleasure to see young people making mucic.

At the conclusion of the concert the audience was invited to make cash donations to the Foundation or purchase instruments from the Yamaha display in the foyer.

The Chiang Mai Philharmonic Band

Daniel Pittman Conducting

Chaipruck Mekara Conducting

Trombone Soloist Norrasate Udakarn

Flower Presentation

Instrument Display by Yamaha


2 thoughts on “The Chiang Mai Philharmonic Band

  1. My name is Richard Williams. I have been a principal timpanist in symphony orchestras in Australia for 37 years. My wife and I would like to retire in chiang mai . We are looking at renting for a while to see if we like living there. I would be in heaven if I could play in your orchestra. I remember when I played many Alfred Reed Band parts when playing in concert bands in California where I originally came from.

  2. Thanks for your reply, Richard. I am an Australian living in Chiang Mai where I attend concerts. I am NOT a player in an orchestra. In your case there are many problems to overcome such as Work Permits! I suggest you contact Payap University here in Chiang Mai. They have an active music faculity.

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