Happy New Years! Hua Hin Arts Guide will go to sleep now…

Hi  everyone. I hope you have had and will have a wonderful New Year’s and a great, great year in 2011. It’s with highlly mixed feelings that I have to say “arrivederci” for the Hua Hin Arts Guide.

Developments in my own artistic life have led to a terrific opportunity for me to compose and perform original music, and I’m throwing myself in wholeheartedly. I no longer will have the time available to gather the information and update the site on any kind of regular basis. I may be able to post from time to time, but I cannot ensure that the listings stay up to date. I have to say, it’s taken up much more than I would have thought when I started

I would love to see the Arts Guide carry on, though. If there’s anyone out there who would like to take on the job of mainting the site and its listings, please feel free to contact me at gary@huahinartsguide.com. I will be happy to hand it off to any motivated person.

Looking ahead, in 2011 there are a few events you should be looking forward to:

* Fringe Festival at Vic Hua Hin, weekends in February. The exact program is not yet available. Watch http://vichuahin.com

* Summer Music School final concerts at Dusit Thani in April. See recent post for the specifics.

* 10th Hua Hin International Jazz Festival in June. The festival has had its ups and downs, but last year’s was very good with banner names such as Lee Ritenour. We can hope for a continuing upward curve.

* Any show at Vic Hua Hin on a Saturday night.

So long, and thanks for all the fish!
Gary Hall, the Hua Hin Arts Guide

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7th Annual Silpakorn Summer Music School

Okay, you can’t say we didn’t tell you in time!

On 9 April 2011 there will be a full-scale symphony orchestra concert at the Dusit Thani Resort north of the airport, featuring the first-ever performance in Thailand of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D major (aka The Titan Symphony), under the baton of Hikotaro Yazaki.

The concert is the culminating event of the 7th annual Silpakorn Summer Music School, which has been held for each of the last several years at the Silpakorn University’s Cha-am campus just off the bypass road. This is a prestigious 10-day ‘master class’ which I’m afraid has up to now gone rather unnoticed locally. But we can fix that.

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Late News! Classical Music Sunday at Mrigadayavan Palace

Many apologies, but this information reached us late. There will be two performances by the Silpakorn University String Orchestra at Mrigadayavan Palace, tomorrow in the morning at 10:30 am and again at 1:30 pm.Program includes:

Haydn – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.1 in C Major
Mozart – Church Sonatas
Vivaldi – Concerto for Guitar, Strings and Continuo in D major
Sibelius – Andante Festivo

Mrigadayavan Palace is located approximately 15 kilometers North of Hua Hin, on the Rama VI Border Police Base Campus. Watch for  signs as you approach (and note that the palace name is rarely spelled the same way twice!)
The Palace is  beautiful, and an attraction in its own right. While you’re there for the music, do take a tour.
The performances are free.

7th Annual “I Love Hua Hin” Concert, Saturday 11 December

“Rock Power Tackles Climate Crisis”

The 7th Annual “I Love Hua Hin” ROCKIN’ ON THE HILL Concert is once again being organized as a Carbon Neutral, Climate Positive event to raise awareness in the fight against climate change, global warming and environmental degradation.

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With the theme of “Rock Power Tackles Climate Crisis”, the Preserve Hua Hin Group and the Hua Hin municipality are hosting the event in honor of the 83rd Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty the King. More