A press conference was held at The Soul Lounge, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya on Monday August 20 to officially announce the ‘one night only’ special concert which will raise funds for underprivileged children through the projects of the Y.W.C.A. Bangkok (Pattaya Center).
The press conference was led by Patrick Ng, Executive Assistant Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, along with Praichit Jetapai - Chairwoman of Y.W.C.A. Bangkok-Pattaya Center; Tony Malhotra, Deputy Managing Director of Pattaya Mail Media Group; Kanate Permsub, Co-Founder & Managing Director of New Frontier Music Academy; Aree Kunapongkul - The Pianist, and Mathias Boegner - The Violinist. The meeting was well attended by members of the media, the board of the YWCA and guests.
Patrick Ng revealed that this will be the first time the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya has hosted a classical concert but said that inviting world-class artists to the hotel guarantees that they will really put on an impressive show for the audience. “Our team is ready and very excited to host such a romantic evening and especially when the money raised from the event will be used for a good cause,” he said.
Pattaya Mail’s Tony Malhotra, relating the intention to co-host this concert, added that, “Pattaya Mail Media Group is turning 20 years in 2013 and as part of the celebrations we would like to organize different activities to cater to different groups of the community. This is one way to say thank you to all of our readers who have been supporting us for the last 19 years and we will continue to deliver the best. A word of thanks also goes to Acorn Distribution for their sponsorship,” added Tony.
YWCA’s Praichit Jetapai said: “We are now working on a new project and this is a great opportunity for us to use the funds raised from this event to get this new project started and really hope that we could raise as much money as we can and thank-you once again to the organizers and sponsors of this event. We can now continue to support the children and try to help them fulfill their dreams.”
The two concert artists joined the press conference and were both very excited and looking forward to the 30th of August where they hope to perform their hearts out for Pattaya’s music lovers. Aree added that this is the first time she will play the recitals from Franz Schubert in the real Schubertiade atmosphere, as the Hard Rock Hotel will arrange the dining tables around the center stage where the artists will perform the recitals in the middle of the hall surrounded by the audience.
(L-R) Kanjana Ngamkalong, Marketing Communications Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya; Praichit Jetapai, Chairwoman of Y.W.C.A. Bangkok-Pattaya Center; Kanate Permsub, Co-Founder & Managing Director of New Frontier Music Academy; Aree Kunapongkul – The Pianist; Mathias Boegner - The Violinist; Tony Malhotra, Deputy Managing Director of Pattaya Mail Media Group and Patrick Ng, Executive Assistant Manager, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, talk at the press conference held to announce the August 30 charity concert.
Mathias Boegner provides a taste of the classic music gems to be performed at the concert.
Organizers, artists and board members of the Y.W.C.A. Bangkok – Pattaya Center pose for a group photo at the press meeting.
Schubertiade Concert Program
A minor D. 821
Variation “Trockne Blumen”
E minor Op. Posth. 160, D. 802
B minor Op. 70, D. 895
Fantasy “Sei mir gegruesst”
C major Op. Posth. 159, D.934
Mathias Boegner, Violin/Viola
Aree Kunapongkul, Piano