Since its founding in 2005 the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra has been a significant force in Bangkok’s musical and cultural scenes, always pushing forward to elevate the awareness of orchestral music in Thai society and earning recognition for Thailand on the world’s classical-music circles.
The orchestra has become well known for its devotion to performing the orchestral masterworks as well as promoting Thai traditional music in orchestral form, and commissioning groundbreaking new works from Thai composers.
The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra makes its performing home at the stunning 2000-seat Prince Mahidol Hall on the campus of the College of Music, Mahidol University in Salaya. The hall is situated in lush green surroundings, away from the bustle of the city, where concertgoers can enjoy the quiet gardens and sculpture of the music campus. The orchestra performs over sixty concerts a year in this hall, and regularly performs special-event concerts in other locations throughout Bangkok.
Mahidol University’s College of Music offers scholarships to schools that wish to participate in the Youth Development through Classical Music Appreciation Program.
This program is aimed at promoting classical music education and appreciation amongst the young generation. Students of applying schools will enjoy a musical outing to the College of Music’s beautiful green campus and attend Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra concerts at the Prince Mahidol Hall.
Leading the group will be the college’s instructor and staff. Their role will be there to educate the students with regards to the concert program, as well as concert etiquette. Participants are welcome to enjoy a delicious meal by Music Square restaurant on a Friday evening or a Saturday afternoon. Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) performs on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. on the first three weekends of every month, except April and October.
Scholarships include transportation, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra concert tickets and meals for 100 participants / school (valued up to 30,000 Baht).