24 January 2011
Cocktail Reception 18:00 hrs Concert 19:00 hrs
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in F major, Op.77, No.2
Allegro moderato – Menuet – Andante – Vivace assai
M.L. Usni Pramoj: String Quartet No.1
Poco allegro – Vivo – Adagio – Poco allegro M. L. Usni Pramoj: viola Tasana Nagavajara: violin Siripong Tiptan: violin kittikhun Sodprasert: violoncello
Mom Tri Devakul has invited H.E. Adm. M.L. Usni Pramoj to perform at Villa Royale continuing the tradition of the Baan Kata Arts Festival, a celebration of art and cultural events at Villa Royale.
H.E. Admiral M.L. Usni Pramoj, a Privy Councillor is also an accomplished musician and composer. String Quartet No. 1 was inspired by the turmoil in Bangkok. “I began to work on my quartet in the middle of April 2010 when the nation was facing its most serious crisis in recent years.”
“The first movement portrays rural life, a life by no means luxurious but adequate in its simplicity.”
“In the second movement, demonstrators sweep over Bangkok and now occupy key areas of the city. Government attempts at peaceful negotiations are brushed aside. Violence breaks out.”
“The third movement expresses an outpouring of grief for the hurt inflicted upon this lovely nation.
“The last movement does not tell a story because such has yet to come to pass. Instead, it projects the hope that Thais will come together to rebuild the nation and that we shall once again be united in peace.”
The evening starts at 18:00 hrs with a cocktail and wine reception in the garden, followed by the performance of the String Quartet from 19:00 hrs.
A 3-course set menu will be available for this evening only, in addition to uur Thai and International a la carte menus for those wishing to dine following the concert.
Tickets for the concert are 500 baht
Special Set menu
Andaman Sea & avocado fish cake with a mango & tomato salsa
Baked sea bass, saute pumpkin, roast peppers & mushroom, sauce vierge
Baked French blueberry tart, Anglaise sauce & vanilla ice cream
Mom Tri’s Villa Royale Phuket
12 Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi Beach, Phuket, 83100 Thailand
Tel: +66 76 333 568
Website: www.villaroyalephuket.com Restaurant info: www.momtriphuket.com