The Deutsche Philharmonie
Merck orchestra has the audience enthralled at the charity concert held
at the Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok on Friday, Oct. 7.
An enthralled audience in Bangkok was treated to the
first performance by the Deutsche Philharmonie Merck from Germany at the
‘Philharmonic Orchestra Charity Concert’ on Friday, October 7 at the
Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok.
The concert was attended by over 600 VIPs,
dignitaries and orchestra fans, including H.E. Rolf Schulze, the German
Ambassador to Thailand and Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of
the board of partners of E. Merck KG.
The aim of this charity concert was to raise funds to
support the Little Scientists’ House Project, an initiative under the
Royal Patronage Foundation of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri
Sirindhorn. The project aims to get children, some as young as
pre-school age, interested in science and technology and, in doing so,
strengthen and develop the nation in the long term as a country of
For this year, the Little Scientists’ House project
plans to awaken the spirit of scientific minds in more than 3,000
kindergarten schools and to arouse the kids’ enthusiasm for natural
phenomena, technical and mathematical questions across Thailand.
On the night of the event, the 64-professional
orchestra members had the audience gasping for the breath with the
beautifully performed music, including famous popular classics by
Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Strauss, Tschaikowsky and more. Conductor
Wolfgang Heinzel, widely regarded as one of the most creative musician
of his generation, led the evening along with flute soloist Henrik
The final song was ‘Sweet Words’, a musical
composition of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej to commemorate the
auspicious occasion of His Majesty’s 84th birthday this year.
General Kanit Permsub
accompanied by Khunying Busyarat greets the guests and thanks them for their
benevolence in supporting the various charities.
Celebrities, public officials and community leaders
turned out to help the Hard Rock Hotel raise money for charity at its 10th
‘Night with the Divas.’
The October 22 event featured games and a concert by the
vivacious duo ‘New & Jew’ of television’s Star Search, with proceeds going
to help improving living conditions and education for Thai youth in remote
Funds raised would also help, disaster relief, developed
of occupation for the disadvantaged and numerous other projects such as
purchasing medical equipment and apparatus for hospitals.
General Kanit Permsub, deputy chief aide-de-camp to HM
the King and his wife Busyarat presided over the event.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, Pratheep Malhotra, MD of
Pattaya Mail and Gudmund Eiksund, President of the Rotary Club of
Jomtien-Pattaya were among the many officials and community leaders on hand
for the festive evening in the Hard Rock’s ‘Hall of Fame’ ballroom.
General Kanit Permsub (4th
left) together with Khunying Busyarat (5th left) and Jorge Carlos Smith (3rd
left) GM Hard Rock Hotel and other VIP guests complete the jigsaw to
officially open the evening’s entertainment.
General Kanit noted the Hard Rock has a long history of
supporting needy causes across Thailand and said this month’s event would
support the HRH Princess Sirindhorn Foundation, the Melissa Cosgrove
Foundation, Chonburi College of Agriculture and Technology, Baan Chaark Nork
and the Police Region 2 Children & Women’s Protection Center.
The evening began with games and a show from the “Bling &
Black” team, followed by VIPs completing a Hard Rock Hotel Charity Concert
2011 jigsaw puzzle.
New & Jew’s autographed
guitar went for a staggering 42,000 baht during the auction.
Guests then enjoyed food and beverages and settled in for
the Divas concert featuring ‘New & Jew’.
Guests also bid on a host of prized auction items,
including many portraits of HM the King and HRH Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
donated by General Kanit Permsub, a Michael Jackson concert poster, team
signatures from English Premier League football team Manchester United, a
Lord Ganesh statue and an autographed New & Jew guitar that went for 42,000
The total sum raised through the charity event topped 2.1
Auction items go under the
hammer in aid of charity.
Members of the Rotary Club of
Jomtien-Pattaya give their full support to the charity event.
Tony Malhotra and Rungratree
Thongsai, MCs extraordinaire.
New & Jew were the star
attraction at this year’s ‘Night with the Divas’.
The who’s who of Pattaya
played their part in helping to raise funds for charity.