Organized by the Thai and German embassies to Myanmar and the Goethe-Institute, the Thai Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) with its 95 international musicians from 15 countries who teach at Mahidol University Musical College will perform three concerts under the baton of its chief conductor, Maestro Gudni Emilsson of Tuebingen, Germany, accompanied by pianist Oliver at the National Theater in Yangon on 26 August, the Mandalay National Theatre on 27 August, and the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Nay Pyi Taw on 29 August.
The TPO is considered one of the best ensembles in South East Asia.
Over the past 10 years, TPO, which was founded by Director Dr. Sugree Charoentra of Mahidol University Musical College in Salaya near Bangkok, is under the patronage of the Royal Thai Government.
The TPO had its first international appearance at the Asian Orchestras Festival in the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall in 2009. Its second appearance was at the gala concert for the 15th ASEAN Summit in Thailand. It has since performed in New Zealand in 2012, and Vientiane, Laos in 2013.
Thiha Ko Ko (Mandalay)