Sihanouk’s melodies performed by Czechs

Sihanouk’s melodies performed by Czechs

A Czech orchestra will perform melodies composed by the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk next month, at the auditorium that was built during his reign in 1961.

The North Czech Philharmonic Teplice will be among dozens of European musicians to perform at the historic Chaktomuk Hall today, and Sihanouk’s melodies will accompany those by Mozart and Haydn.

Members of the Czech orchestra, which can trace its roots back to 1831, have chosen two songs composed by Sihanouk: Phnom Penh and Reatrey Choub Pheak (Meeting Faces at Night), according to business tycoon Kong Nuan, chief of Toyota (Cambodia).

The annual Toyota Classics fundraising gala, featuring classical music orchestras, conductors and soloists from around the world, is in its 22nd year.

The musicians have already performed in other Asian countries including Brunei, China, Indonesia, Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In Cambodia, the profits will go to the JVC Technical School, a training institution for electrical skills, said Nuan.

Tickets are priced at $30 for both foreigners and Cambodians and are on sale at Intercontinental Phnom Penh, Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC), Monument Books, and Toyota (Cambodia).

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