Arts - Entertainment
Bacanus debuts first album at North Gate
Local band Jazz Bacanus launched their
debut album ‘Realize’ at North Gate Jazz Co-op on November 28, 2013. The
band consists of Luis (Bass), Taeng (Guitar), Gift (Drum), Oak (Saxophone),
Ken (Piano) and Non (Keyboard). Founded in 2011 it was only until after they
attended the Sawasdee Jazz Festival at BACC Bangkok 2011that inspired them
to produce their own album to raise the standard of music in Thailand on a
par with international levels. And in 2012, the band had the opportunity to
play at the Chiang Mai Jazz Festival at Night Safari 2012 and Thailand
International Balloon Festival 2012 which gave them a chance to develop
their craft and write and produce their first album. There are 6 songs on
the CD and it can be found at their website www.jazzbacanus.com,
Facebook/jazzbacanusband, Youtube ,Twitter , Soundcould and iTunes (Jazz
Twilight and Music in Chiang Rai
By Jai Pee
Make a date in your diaries now! Sunday 29th December 2013, from
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the beautiful Villa Darakorn in Chiang Rai: this
year’s unique and wonderful Fifth Annual Twilight Concert. This remarkable
and splendid event will feature the Chiang Rai Youth Orchestra, the
Silapakorn Repertory Wind Ensemble together with ‘Le Petit Band’ creating a
total of 65 orchestral musicians, and a range of soloists including a
pianist, oboist, and violinist, plus two young Chiang Rai Youth Orchestra
violinists. Adding to the pleasure of the event will be a well-known local
vocalist and two younger promising vocalists from Bangkok.
The concert will bring quality musical culture to the Chiang Rai community.
Net proceeds of this charity concert will be donated to children in need of
help in the province of Chiang Rai, a very worthy cause indeed. This year
the concert will be a special occasion based on the theme “Magic Beam” – the
title of one H.M. The King’s famous songs. The program will include music by
Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Brahms and Peter Warlock in an exciting mixture of
symphonic and concerto pieces with a range of popular and Thai cultural
songs including several by His Majesty The King.
This event is a fabulous one – from 2:00pm to 3:00pm you are cordially
invited to join a pre-concert guided tour of the botanical garden. Plant
specialists will accompany you to have a close look at plants and trees
around Villa Darakorn’s botanical garden (this is free of charge). Many of
these species are quite rare and a significant number will be in full bloom.
Following the tour the first part of the concert performed by the wind
ensemble will take place in the afternoon sunshine; after a short interval
for light snacks and drinks, the Magic Beam part of the festivities will
start as the sun sinks behind the mountains and trees and the arena becomes
a wonderful setting full of lanterns and fairy lights, ending just after
The Villa and its botanical garden were built 24 years ago in 1989 by Sawet
Piamphongsant, a former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in the
era of Prime Minister M.R. Seni Pramoj. Sawet, father of the current owners
and your hosts Suphavit and his wife Pasinee, was an enthusiastic garden
lover who, during his life time, collected flowering plants and exotic plant
species from all over the world and planted them at this private botanical
garden. In winter time the ambient temperatures are two degrees Celsius
below those in the city of Chiang Rai, and a variety of plants are in
blossom. What could be a more beautiful and unique way of helping close the
old year and at the same time welcoming in the New Year than this? Beautiful
plants – a unique setting – and young musicians playing as the sun sets!
Tickets are 350 baht (students 220 baht) available from the Doi Chang Coffee
Shop in Chiang Mai on 053-752-918; from the conductor of the orchestra
Pramet on 086-732-5292 or from Suphavit on 089-497-7166; further information
is available from the orchestra’s website page: www.
facebook.com/cyothailand or www.villadarakorn.com The villa is located 7 km
from the Khon Kon Waterfall junction in Tambon Mae Kon, Amphoe Muang,
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