Went to attend New Year’s Concert 2011 at Music Auditorium (MACM), College of Music, Mahidol University on January 8, 2011. The concert was orchestrated by Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by chief conductor, Mr. Gudni A. Emilsson with special soloist Marie Fajtová, Soprano from Czech Republic.
The set list includes “Carmen” overture, Intermezzo from Carmen (Georges Bizet), “Der Freischütz” overture, “Einst träumte meiner sel’gen Base” (Carl Maria von Weber), “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” overture, “Una voce poco fa” (Giocachino Antonio Rossini), Intermezzo from Cavallera Rusticana (Pietro Mascagni), “Caro Nome” from Rigoletto (Giuseppe Verdi), “Quel guardo il cavaliera” from Don Pasquale (Gaetano Donizetti)
And since it’s a new year’s concert, beautiful Waltz melody from Johann Strauss II has become a requirement. They started with the famous “Die Fledermaus” overture followed by “Mein Herr Marquis”, “Tritsch – Tratsch Polka, op. 214”, “Pizzicato Polka, op. 449”, “Tik – Tak Polka, op. 365”, “Unter Donner und Blitz, op. 324”, and all-time-favorite “An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314” (The Blue Danube Waltz)
It was a pleasantly great concert, Marie Fajtová’s voice sounded lively amazing in the hall. It would be greater if she sang “Frühlingsstimmen Op. 410” (Voices of Spring)! Many thanks to P’lim.