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Regents International School Pattaya is thrilled to announce that a group of the finest young musicians and singers from the school will be performing in Nord Anglia Education’s first ever…

The Thriller in Manila

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Gaz Booth
Early February is always a very special time for students at St Andrews because that’s when they go to the annual Drama Fobisia Festival and immerse themselves in all things…

Spectacular free orchestral concert for all the family

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Colin Kaye
Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in Pattaya It’s going to be a great evening out for all the family on Sunday 8th March - a free open-air concert of light classics and…

An international flavour at Ben’s

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Colin Kaye
A Czech guitarist, a Russian soprano, a Dutch pianist and music from many countries recently delighted a full-house at Ben’s in Jomtien.  The first half of the concert featured the…

Classical Connections: The Outer Limits

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Colin Kaye
“There is nothing wrong with your television set.  Do not attempt to adjust the picture…We will control the horizontal.  We will control the vertical…” If you are over A Certain…

Classical Connections: Morning, Noon and Night

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Colin Kaye
One of the old Bugs Bunny cartoons shows the illustrious rabbit attempting to conduct an orchestra, but thwarted in his attempt largely by a bothersome fly.  The music was the…

Life at 33 1/3: Dismantling himself

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Carl Meyer
Neil Young: Time Fades Away (Reprise) Boy, do we need a legendary live album that is so hated by its main performer that he pretends it doesn’t exist.  The “Time…

Life at 33 1/3: Fireworks of steel

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Carl Meyer
Warren Zevon: “Stand In The Fire” (Asylum) *From the vaults of Carl Meyer, a record review written in February 1981.* The traditional California-rock (Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, etc.) is a sinking…

Classical Connections: Poles apart

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Colin Kaye
I suppose when most people think of Polish classical music, they think of Chopin or polonaises.  The polonaise of course is a dance – one of the country’s five national…

Magic moments

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Colin Kaye
It’s rare to sense an audience so enraptured by a musical performance but that seemed to be the case at the recent piano recital at Siam Bayshore Hotel.  The concert…

Life at 33 1/3: Like a herd of Harleys

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Carl Meyer
Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell (Epic) *From the vaults of Carl Meyer, a record review written in August 1978.* (Why so late? Well, “Bat Out Of Hell” was a…

Classical Connections: Merrie Melodies

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Colin Kaye
Some years ago, when I was involved in the gentle art of music education, I once became intensely irritated on hearing a well-meaning but ill-informed teacher talking to her class…

One night in Bangkok with Avenged Sevenfold

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Klaus Kaschel
Having been lucky enough to attend the recent Avenged Sevenfold (A7X) concert at the Impact Area in Bangkok on January 20, I came away mostly overwhelmed with the performance and…

Life at 33 1/3: A strong one from Lynott

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Carl Meyer
Phil Lynott: The Philip Lynott Album (Vertigo) *From the vaults of Carl Meyer, a record review written in September 1982.* Phil Lynott delivers a solo-album that deserves your respect.  His…

Classical Connections: Forgotten Voices

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Colin Kaye
Right, let’s start with a test.  I’ll give you a list of composers and we’ll see how many names you recognise.  Here it is: Adalbert Gyrowetz, Johannes Matthias Sperger, Dmitry…
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