CU Observes Royal Music Day

08/09/2017   CU News, Featured News, News Tag: ,

Chulalongkorn University cordially invites the general public to celebrate Royal Music Day by attending a concert to commemorate the occasions between 1957 to 1973 when His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej visited Chulalongkorn University to perform His favorite compositions. As an act of remembrance, the CU Band, ICU Band and special guest performers will perform the late King’s works on 20 September 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at CU Main Auditorium.

Royal Music Day is an annual celebration that is marked as a special day on Chualongkorn University’s calendar. It dates back to when King Bhumibol Adulyadej invited 4,000 persons to attend Suan Ambhorn to pay homage to Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Walailak  on her birth date, 4 July 1957. On this occasion, King Bhumibol Adulyadej requested Mr. Suntad Thantanun, Head of the CU Band at that time, to invite the Lay Kram band to perform at Chulalongkorn University. After that, Royal Music Day became a tradition that has been celebrated since 16 July 1958. Chulalongkorn University was the first university that the late King joined to perform on Royal Music Day. He performed in a total of 15 concerts, the last on 20 September 1973. The ambience on Royal Music Day is always lively. In the past, students of all faculties and years joined in welcoming the King onto campus. Besides performing music, he always provided students with words of wisdom as a takeaway from each concert. Chulalongkorn University has thus marked Royal Music Day on 20 September every year since 2000.

Admission to the concert is free-of charge. Guests are invited to make donations to support the Ananda Mahidol Foundation via SCB account No. 045-2-98139-9.

For more information, please contact the Chulalongkorn University Communication Center, Tel. 0-2218-3364-6, or the Office of Student Affairs, Tel. 0-2218-7052 ext. 305.

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