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12-07-2017

THE PENINSULA BANGKOK PRESENTS “AFTERNOON TEA AND THE ART OF MUSIC”, A SEASON OF CLASSICAL WEEKEND TEA CONCERTS BY LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL MUSICIANS

Choral, opera and jazz concerts by performers from the College of Music at Mahidol University embellish the refined Afternoon Tea tradition.

The Peninsula Bangkok invites guests to experience the traditional Peninsula Afternoon Tea while enjoying classical concerts from Thai and British performers in The Lobby. The hotel is partnering with the College of Music at Mahidol University to provide a unique stage for talented Thai musicians and singers to entertain guests. In addition, the Afternoon Tea and the Art of Music series includes selected concerts during which the young Thai performers get to share the stage with international artists from Gonville & Caius College, the University of Cambridge.

Exceptional live music and delectable cuisine represent the perfect combination of life’s finer pleasures in the sophisticated ambience of The Lobby. The Peninsula Bangkok reimagines The Peninsula Afternoon Tea experience by pairing the three-tiered silver platter of sweet and savoury treats with opera, choral and jazz performances to delight guests.

The Peninsula Bangkok’s Afternoon Tea and the Art of Music concert season was launched on Thursday 6 April with the first performance in Bangkok by the Cambridge International Opera, plus young Thai singers from the Mahidol University Choir. Afternoon Tea guests enjoyed a rare opportunity to experience the combined talents of some of Britain’s best opera singers with emerging choral stars from across Thailand. On Saturday 24 June, a refined classical music concert featured a string quintet (violin, viola, flute, cello and piano) from The College of Music, Mahidol University.

Forthcoming Afternoon Tea and the Art of Music performances include:

Saturday 26 August: A combined concert featuring singers from the Mahidol University Choir and the Gonville and Caius College Choir, from the University of Cambridge, one of the UK’s leading collegiate choirs.

Saturday 7 October: A memorial jazz concert by musicians from the College of Music at Mahidol University to commemorate the first anniversary of the passing of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol

Saturday 2 December:  An operatic concert by four award-winning opera singers accompanied by a pianist from the College of Music at Mahidol University

The Peninsula Bangkok is delighted to create a platform for aspiring Thai singers and musicians to showcase their skills, and occasionally to gain experience by sharing the stage with professional performers trained at some of the leading music schools in the UK.

About the College of Music at Mahidol University

Founded in 1995 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession to the throne, the College of Music at Mahidol University is the first music conservatory in Thailand offering pre-College, Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral programmes across various musical disciplines. The College’s commitment to transforming the lives of its talented students is upheld through excellence in music teaching, performance, composition and research.

Established in 2011, the Mahidol University Choir is a mixed choir representing different colleges and faculties. Providing an exceptional choral repertoire covering different musical genres, the choir has given concerts and performed at music festivals across Thailand and Asia, as well as Moscow, Bratislava and several cities in Poland.

The Afternoon Tea and the Art of Music experience at The Peninsula Bangkok is offered on selected Saturdays, with tea served between 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and concert performances from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (including an intermission). The Peninsula Afternoon Tea is priced at THB 1,100++ per person, or THB 1,400++ for two people.

Limited seats are available for each performance, and advance reservations are required. Table bookings can be made by calling The Peninsula Bangkok on +66 (2) 020 2888 or e-mail diningpbk@peninsula.com

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