Recently Ben and I discovered that we both have a weakness for classical music. For me it’s coz I was brain washed into liking it from birth, and for him was having learnt to play the trumpet and joining a youth orchestra in Sydney. So, we were kind of excited about perhaps going to a concert or two. Because everyone else in this world seems to hate classical music. Bah humbugs to you all ;)
So, we’ve been hunting around for some kind of program. We’ve visited thailand ticket master that is pretty good, but it won’t actually tell you what will be played, just who. And there’s also the Thailand Cultural Centre which is one of the main concert halls here and also the most appropriate for classical music in Bangkok. It, thus, amazes me how bad their website is. I was trying to find out what concerts they will be playing, but like thai ticketmaster they seem to just tell you who is playing but not what they’re playing, which is kind of crucial. In addition, they still have programs for December 2003 on there. In addition, they don’t even list the concert listed in thai ticketmaster. Then when you would like to find out more information and go to their “contract us” their listed email address is actually non existent. Interestingly they also have a “libary”, and a “Gallary”. I just don’t get it, if you’re going to have a website, and then you decide that you’ll take the trouble to translate it into English, you’d think you’d at least get someone to proof it. It’s just a matter of professionalism and giving off the right image.
Anyway, I’m finding it really difficult to discover where the BSO plays and what they play. If anyone knows the best place to find this kind of info, I’d be something like forever endebted ;)