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Collaborative Chinese New Year Festival Concert Set for Sunday

A collaborative concert featuring top musicians from Thailand and China is scheduled for this Sunday at Prince Mahidol Hall, Mahidol University. The event is part of the celebrations for the Chinese New Year festival in 2024.

“Sound of Celebration: Collaboration Concert for Happy Chinese New Year 2024” is being organized through a joint effort between the Chinese Embassy in Thailand and the College of Music at Mahidol University.

This collaboration signifies a deepening of cultural ties and mutual appreciation of artistic traditions between Thailand and China.

An array of esteemed musical groups are set to perform at the event, creating an enchanting blend of sounds and styles.

The lineup includes the Jade Guzheng Ensemble from Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, renowned for their mastery of traditional Chinese music.

They will be joined by the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mahidol Symphony Orchestra, both representing the rich musical heritage of Thailand.

Culture Minister Sermsak Pongpanit is set to preside over the event, with Chinese Ambassador Han Zhiqiang inaugurating the concert. Additionally, Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, the chair of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, will be in attendance.

“This is not the first time that the College of Music at Mahidol University and the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra have jointly organised celebratory events with musicians from China to strengthen cultural and musical friendships despite the recent challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic,” Khunying Patama said.

“However, this occasion is considered the largest collaboration, featuring diverse forms of collaboration, especially with the Jade Guzheng Ensemble from China. It represents a significant cultural exchange through the use of similar musical instruments for a joint performance,” said Khunying Patama.

The concert is poised to be a memorable experience, not only celebrating the Chinese New Year but also showcasing the harmonious blending of musical cultures.