Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Celebrated orchestra comes to Cambodia

Celebrated orchestra comes to Cambodia

Celebrated orchestra comes to Cambodia

cele.jpg
cele.jpg

Justus Frantz, conductor of the Davidoff Friendship Tour, with members of the orchestra

THE Davidoff Friendship

Tour with the Philharmonia of the Nations, said to be one of the top 15 orchestras

in the world, is to perform in Cambodia next month.

Conducted by Justus Frantz, it will play at Phnom Penh's Hotel Le Royal on May 21.

Jim Van Drunen Little, Regional Director of Reemstma International which is sponsoring

the event, said that his would be the largest international orchestra ever to visit

Cambodia.

The orchestra is made up of young, gifted musicians from more than 30 countries including

Russia, Britain, China, Israel and Serbia.

"We even have musicians from countries that are currently at war, yet through

our mutual love of music, we can travel the world promoting peace," said Frantz.

"This, we believe, symbolizes hope and understanding between the nations."

He also said that he can't wait to spend some time in Phnom Penh and that all the

musicians are extremely excited about the prospect.

Pieces the orchestra will play include Beethoven's Coriolan Overture and Mozart's

Symphony 41. About 80 tickets are available at Le Royal for the public, at $25 each.

MOST VIEWED

  • Restrictions re-imposed in capital as Covid cases surge

    Amid the ongoing community outbreak of Covid-19, which has shown no sign of subsiding with 750 infections and 10 deaths reported on June 2 alone, the Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has decided to re-impose the suspension of all occupations and business activities deemed as posing high risk of

  • Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway 51% complete

    The construction of the nearly $2 billion Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway is 51.35 per cent complete and is expected to be finished in 2023, according to Ministry of Public Works and Transport secretary of state Vasim Sorya. Invested in by Cambodian PPSHV Expressway Co Ltd, the first expressway in

  • With herd immunity likely in 2022, is Cambodia ready to reopen for tourism?

    The government aims to inoculate 80 per cent of the target population by June next year, giving it a head start among regional peers to reboot the sector but first, it has to do a few things to up its game A sign on a glass

  • First 7-Eleven store to open mid-June, ambassador says

    Thai retail conglomerate CP All Pcl will open Cambodia’s first 7-Eleven convenience store in mid-June, Cambodian ambassador to Thailand Ouk Sorphorn told The Post on June 1. The Bangkok-listed 7-Eleven franchise operator, the retail arm of Charoen Pokphand Group Co Ltd, granted CP All (Cambodia)

  • US wants 'full access' to Ream Naval Base

    On June 11, the US embassy's Defense Attaché Colonel Marcus M Ferrara visited Ream Nava Base in coordination with Cambodian officials following the recent approval of Prime minister Hun Sen to allay the concerns on Chinese military presence at the base as raised by US Deputy

  • US embassy guard gets Covid despite two doses of Pfizer jab

    The Covid-19 tracking commission on June 4 said a security guard at the US embassy in Phnom Penh had contracted the novel coronavirus, despite having received a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech shot two weeks ago. Embassy spokesperson Chad Roedemeier confirmed the SARS-CoV-2 infection to The