Free concert tickets for Thai school children

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One hundred tickets for the orchestral concert on 5th April will be given away to Thai school children. The concert, Romance of Orchestra, will be performed at Tiffany’s by a full symphony orchestra conducted by renowned conductor, Hikotaro Yazaki. The SSMS Orchestra will play works by Wagner, Smetana and Richard Strauss, including Strauss’s first Horn Concerto.

The orchestra is comprised of music students from around Thailand who have been selected to attend the Silapakorn University Summer Music Camp. But the orchestra is more than a student orchestra. It is supported by first class musicians, such as Leo Phillips, concert master, Maxine Kuo, violinist visiting from the United States, David Abrahamyan, viola, Edith Salzmann and Kittikhun Sodprasert, cello and Pongsathorn Suraphap, double bass.

The concert, Romance of Orchestra, will be performed at Tiffany’s by a full symphony orchestra conducted by renowned conductor, Hikotaro Yazaki.The concert, Romance of Orchestra, will be performed at Tiffany’s by a full symphony orchestra conducted by renowned conductor, Hikotaro Yazaki.

The free tickets will be given to the first 100 students who present their Thai school ID cards at the box office at Tiffany’s on Second Road. Remaining tickets will be offered to Thai students for the concession price of 100 baht (normal price is 400 baht). Students must be eight years old or more to be eligible.

The tickets are being provided by Pattaya Classical Music, Music at Eelswamp and Rabbit Resort. “We want to encourage Thai children to gain exposure to classical music,” said Helle Ransten, President of PILC and a member of Pattaya Classical Music. “This is a rare opportunity for them to hear a symphony orchestra. We want to make sure that interested Thai students have every chance to attend,” she added.

In addition to encouraging musical appreciation for school children the concert will support a good cause. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to one of PILC’s supported charities, Hand to Hand, a worthy cause indeed. Hand to Hand supports single parents in Pattaya and homeless children. Among its many tasks, the charity finds places for homeless children to stay and liaises with City Hall to get papers for stateless children by proving that one of the parents is a Thai national. This involves DNA testing which can cost up to 18,000 baht per case. But it’s an investment which can radically change the life of a child, from being stateless to being Thai – and qualifying for state school.

The concert, Romance of Orchestra, will be held at 2pm on Saturday, 5th April at Tiffany’s Show, 2nd Road in North Pattaya. Tickets are available at Tiffany’s box office. Prices range from 400 baht to 1,000 baht for VIP Gold tickets. Don’t miss this rare chance to hear a symphony orchestra in Pattaya.