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LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY

27TH ANNIVERSARY 2010

EKACHAI JEARAKUL, GUITAR

A CONCERT TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL VISIT OF THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING AND QUEEN OF THAILAND TO THE UNITED KINGDOM

PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH
THE ROYAL THAI EMBASSY

THURSDAY 28th OCTOBER 2010 AT 7.00 P.M.

ST. JOHN'S SMITH SQUARE, LONDON SW1P 3HA

For further details information of THE PROGRAMME NOTES please refer to

THE CONCERT PROGRAMME.

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PRE CONCERT

At 6.00pm the hall was ready for the concert of Ekachai Jearakul to play music by HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej and also The display of The Photos Exhibition was completed.

The Photo Exhibition of the Royal Visit to United Kingdom of Their Majesties The King and Queen to the United Kingdom was ready for viewed from the audience attending the concert.

At the door of St. John's with the team of ushers, assisting the public and distributing the concert - programme.

Opening the Photo Exhibition of the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Visit to the United Kingdom of Their Majesties The King and Queen of Thailand at St. John's Smith Square.

> From left to right: Mr Cherdkiat Attahakor, Minister Counsellor, Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman of LACCS-UK and Dr Rutchhabhoom Boonrawd, Embassy of The Royal Thai Embassy.

The start of the evening at hall door.
>From left to right:
Prof. J R Monroy, Colleague and Miss Monia Bounouh,
representing the Tunisian Embassy.

Mr Ignacio Llanos, Counsellor, representing HE The Ambassador of Chile, and Professor Hugo Llanos Mansilla, Mrs Maria Antonia Mardones de Llanos and Professor J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK.

The audience at St. John's waiting to hear a brief introduction by Prof. J R Monroy and by HE Mr Kitti Wasinondh, Ambassador of Thailand to the United Kingdom.

In the first row of St. John's HE the Ambassador of Thailand and Mrs Nutchanart Wasinondh.

Professor J R Monroy, Chairman of LACCS-UK is introducing to the audience at St. John's Smith Square, The Concert to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Visit to The United Kingdom of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Thailand.

H.E. Mr Kitti Wasinondh, Ambassador of Thailand to the United Kingdom, gave an eloquent speech welcoming the classical guitarist Ekachai Jearakul, a young and gifted Thai musician at St. John's, the music of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The concert and a pre concert photo on the stage of St. John's Smith Square.

Ekachai Jearakul and Prof. J R Monroy, were asked by the Thai press to pose on stage.

H.M. The King of Thailand Suite I. Ekachai Jearakul, started the first part of his concert with "Candlelight Blues" (Saeng Tian), arr. By William Kanengiser.

> From H.M. The King of Thailand Suite I Ekachai Jearakul played "Dream Island" (Koh Nai Fun), arr. By Artem Vassilev.

Ekachai Jearakul, opened the second part of the concert and played "A dream in the forest", by Agustin Barrios Mangore, 1884-1944, Paraguay.

Ekachai Jearakul played perfectly and masterly "Guitar Sonata in D minor Opus 61", by Joaquin Turina, 1882-1949, Spain.

H.M. The King of Thailand Suite II Ekachai Jearakul played, "No Moon". (Rai and Rai Duam), arr. By Andrew York.

H.M. The King of Thailand Suite I

Ekachai Jearakul played "Love in Spring", arr. By Frederic Hand.

Ekachai Jearakul played "Magic Beams", (Saeng Duan) arr. By William Kanengiser

Ekachai Jearakul ended his brilliant performance in a full house at St. John's, bringing to the British audience a new repertoire for the classical guitar and in this special occasion the audience was privileged to listen music written by H.M. The King of Thailand ,"Suite I and Suite II".

Ekachai Jearakul played "Magic Beams", (Saeng Duan) arr. By William Kanengiser

Ekachai Jearakul ended his brilliant performance in a full house at St. John's, bringing to the British audience a new repertoire for the classical guitar and in this special occasion the audience was privileged to listen music written by H.M. The King of Thailand ,"Suite I and Suite II".

Ekachai Jearakul, is acclaimed by the audience in spontaneous applauses for several minutes. At the stage of St. John's, Ekachai Jearakul, Madame Nutchanart Wasinondh, H.E. The Ambassador of Thailand to the United Kingdom, and Professor J R Monroy, LACCS-UK Chairman, and driving force behind the project.

Madame Nutchanart and H.E.Kitty Wasinondh, Ambassador of Thailand, clapping and admired the musical and artistic talent of a young Thai musician.

Final stage photo at St. John's Smith Square:

Left to right: H.E. The Ambassador of Thailand to the United Kingdom, Ekachai Jearakul, Madame Nutchanart Wasinondh and Professor J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK, posed for the photographers of the British and Thai press.

At the end of the concert the photo Exhibition of the 50th Anniversary of The Royal Visit to United Kingdom of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Thailand continued until 10.00 pm., approximate.

Madame Nutchanart Wasinondh Centre, Mr Cherdkiat Atthakor, Minister Counsellor, Professor J R Monroy, LACCS-UK Chairman, and guests.

RECEPTION AND TASTING AT THE FOOTSTOOL RESTAURANT GALLERY, CRYPT OF ST. JOHN'S

The Chang Beer - evening sponsor - offered a free tasting of its Premium Beer to the Royal Thai Embassy and LACCS-UK guests.

Enjoying the tasting beer and friendship oft the evening!

> From left to right:

Ms Guisell S. Morales Echaverry, Charge' d'Affaires, Embassy of Nicaragua, Professor J R Monroy, LACCS-UK and Ms Paola V. Melendres A, 2nd Secretary, representing The Bolivian Ambassador.

At the Crypt of St. John's during the tasting Reception, from left to right:

Miss Wantana Janmee (Wan), Sales Executive International Beverage Holdings (UK) Limited, Jittima Puanpairoj (Tui), Sales Executive, Chang UK, Ekachai Jarakul, H.E. Mr Kitti Wasinondh, Ambassador of Thailand to The United Kingdom, Professor J R Monroy LACCS-UK, Chairman, and colleagues of the Chang Beer UK.

H.E. Mr Kitti Wasinondh is interviewed by Thai Radio & TV. His Excellency declared the evening as a successful cultural event to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Visit to the United Kingdom of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Thailand, with a Photo Exhibition and aa concert to perform the Music of H. M. The King Bhumibol Adulyadej by Ekachai Jearakul.

HE the Ambassador of The Royal Thai Embassy also recognised the professional expertise of LACCS-UK to organise this special concert and to join forces with the Royal Thai Embassy to promote the King of Thailand musical talent to the British public.

A photo for the press with Ekachai Jearakul, with H.E. Ambassador Kitti Wasinondh, Prof. J R Monroy, Miss Jittima Puangpairoj, Chang Beer and a group of colleagues.

At St. John's Crypt:

> From left to right:

Mrs Jasmina Turajlic, First Secretary, representing HE the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mrs Ilona Ruban, Third Secretary, representing HE the Ambassador of Ukraine and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman of LACCS-UK.

Ekachai Jearakul was interview by the important Magazine Classical Guitar.

> From left to right.

Prof. J R Monroy, LACCS-UK, Ekachai Jearakul and CG critic/writer Guy Traviss

 

Final remarks from the Chairman, Prof. J R Monroy

I can say that the Photo Exhibition, Concert and Reception, were most successfully in a full house St. John's and with presence of Thai press and critics from various musical magazines. Proudly we can concluded that the concert of Ekachai Jearakul fulfilled our aims to promote the music of HM The King Bhumibol Adulyadej to the British public and also to an international audience of diplomats and press agencies, which was enchanted by the mastery skills of a young Thai classical guitarist, maybe one of the best youngest instrumentalist in the world.

> From left to right:

Professor J R Monroy, Chairman, LACCS-UK And HE Kitty Wasinondh, Ambassador of Thailand to the United Kingdom.

 

 


LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL SOCIETY

27TH ANNIVERSARY 2010

ASHRAF KATEB, VIOLIN AND RANUNE NERIS, PIANO

MUSICAL VOYAGE FROM SYRIAN TO EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA - Premieres by Arab composers

PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE EMBASSY OF THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

MONDAY 8th MARCH 2010 AT 7.45 PM.

PURCELL ROOM, SBC, LONDON SE1 8XX

For further details information of THE PROGRAMME NOTES please refer to

THE CONCERT PROGRAMME.

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PRE CONCERT AND THE OVERTURE

H.E. Dr Sami Khiyami, Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic and Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman LACCS-UK. At the stage of the Purcell Room in preparation for the opening ceremony to start the concert.

Ashraf Kateb and Prof. J R Monroy with the Syrian Arab Republic flag, displayed at the stage of the Purcell Room to start the concert.

Prof. J R Monroy, Chairman of LACCS-UK briefly explained to the audience LACCS-UK' s motto to promote cultural understanding amongst all nations accredited at the Court of St. James's, and its commitments to bring new music, and in this especial occasion, music by Arab composers from five Arab countries. A contribution to the International celebration of South American Bicentennial.

H.E. Dr Sami Khiyami, Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic addressed the audience and honourable guests to welcome the memorable occasion with music and musicians from Syria and Arab countries.

Ashraf Kateb and Ramune Neris, introduce "Sultane de Damas", by Syrian composer, Dia Succari (b.1938).

Ashraf Kateb and Ramune Neris, played UK premier: "Andalucianas", by Mustapha Aicha Al-Rahmani, from Morocco (1944-2008). U.K. Premier.

Ashraf Kateb, played "Fantasia on an Egyptian folk tune", by Gamal Abder Rahim, Egypt (1924-1988), UK premier.

Ashraf Kateb, in a personal and brilliant interpretation of the piece "Gesture" by the Syrian composer Zayed Jabri, (b.1975), U.K. Premier and dedicated to A. Kateb.

First piece of the second part of the concert:

Ashraf Kateb, introduce to the British audience, the music of a contemporary Arab composer, Essam Al-Jowder, from Bahrain (b.1962), the pieces is entitled: "Endearment", UK premier.

Ashraf Kateb and Ramune Neris, played in style and brilliantly a difficult piece entitled "Preludio e Moto Perpetuo", by Boghos Gelalian, Lebanon (b.1927).

THE CLAPPING AND THE AUDIENCE

The distinguish audience clapping the brilliant performance of Ashraf Kateb and Ramune Neris

THE CONCERT PROGRAMME

H.E. Mr Khaled A. A. S. Al Duwaisan, G.C.V.O., and Daughter. Ambassador of the State of Kuwait and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps.

H.E. Ambssador of the Republic of Turkey and Mrs Bernev Alpogan.

>From left to right:
H.E. Mr Abdulrahman Ghanem A. Almutaiwee, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates and Prof. Manuel S. Hassassian, The Palestinian General Delegate.

Mr Babul Nurdin Topan, reading the Programme Notes.

Baroness Jenny Tonge and Dr Keith Tonge.

>From left to right
Ms Huda Nassar, Mrs Victoria Wolcough, Mr Gregory Wolcough and Ms Carolyn Hallet.

INTERVAL RECEPTION AT THE FOYER OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

>From left to right:
Prof. Manuel S. Hassasian -The Palestinian General Delegate, Baroness Jenny Tonge, H.E. Mrs Inaam Osseiran, Ambassador of Lebanon and H.E. Mr Khaled Al-Duwaissan, Ambassador of the State of Kuwait.

H.E. Dr Mauricio Rodriguez, Ambassador of Colombia, Prof. J R Monroy and Mrs Sugey Pinzon Alonso de Rodriguez.

>From left to right:
Mrs and Mr Reynaldo A. Catapang, Deputy Chief of Mission and Deputy Permanent Representative to the IMO, Mrs Azurdia, Embassy of Guatemala and Prof. J R Monroy.

Mr Jose Manuel Azurdia, Minister Counsellor and Mrs Azurdia, talking to Prof. J R Monroy at the Foyer of the QEH.

 

Mrs J L Sylvester. H.E. Dr Sami Khiyami, Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic and Prof. J R Monroy, at the Interval Reception, Foyer Queen Elizabeth Hall.

 

A HAPPY END TO THE CONCERT

Standing ovation for Ashraf Kateb and Ramune Neris.

H.E. Dr Sami Khiyami, Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic and musicians received congratulations from guests and audiences, for an outstanding concert and a successful cultural evening at the South Bank Centre.


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