Last night we attended the Grand Christmas Spectular of the expats club. at the River Market Restaurant. A very flash name but it was a most enjoyable evening.
It was a festive concert featuring the Bangkok Brass Quintet, with program introductions by JP Kirkland, a localmusicologist.
Lertkiat Chongjirajitra, trumpet and leader, is currently a member of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra after serving in the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra for 21 years. He has taught in almost every continent including the USA, Japan and Europe. He has appeared as soloist in many kinds of ensemble as well as chamber music all around the world. Apart from teaching and making music, he loves photography.
Alongkorn Kamonngam, trumpet, is currently a member of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Siam Philharmonic and many more ensembles in Bangkok. He is also a trumpet instructor at Silpakorn University Faculty of Music.
Supreeti Ansvananda, horn, is currently a principal horn of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and Siam Philharmonic Orchestra, former member of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. He has also been on the horn faculty at Silpakorn University since 2013.
Jirapat Praeprasert, euphonium and trombone, is a member of The Green Brass Band and euphonium instructor of Kasetsart University, Silpakorn University and Thai Royal Navy Music Division. Now he is currently enrolled in the Master degree program in the Mahidol University College of music.
Teerapat Dacha, tuba, is a principal Tuba of Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and Siam Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a tuba instructor at Rungsit University and Mahasarakarm University. He has just graduated from National University of Singapore a year ago.
Clarke/Mills: Prince of Denmark’s March
Mahler/Stanton: Blumine from Mahler 1st Symphony
Anonymous/King: Sonata from Bankelsangerlieder
Scheidt/Mills: Galliard Battaglia
Tchaikovsky/Lertkiat: Danse Napolitan
Scheidt/De-Jong: Canzona Bergamasca
Henley and Silbar/Lertkiat: The Wind Beneath My Wings
Morricone/Lertkiat: Theme from Cinema Paradiso
Gershwin/Lertkiat: Bess, you is my woman now
Traditional/Dante: The Little Drummer Boy
Martin/Lertkiat: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Berlin/Lertkiat: White Christmas
Traditional/Lertkiat: Silent Night
Traditional/Holcombet: Deck the Halls
Traditional/Dante: A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
After the program,we enjoyed hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar on the lawn by the river.