The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin, in association with the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, recently organised a charity fundraising concert featuring a string orchestra to raise funds in support of a new initiative aimed at student development. The concert was held in the Grand Ballroom at Hyatt Regency Hua Hin on Saturday, 20 August 2011.
Considered a new Club chartered in 2010, the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin has already started on several projects to assist disadvantaged people in various ways. It supports the local community with a specific emphasis on sustainable projects benefitting children, low-income communities, hospitals and schools. The charity concert was one of the activities planned to raise fund for good causes.
The evening started at 6:00pm with a cocktail reception, with guests gathered in a harmonious atmosphere of people who share the Rotary Club’s values. Mr. Brian Anderson, president elect of the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin, gave a welcome address to all attendees before introducing the string orchestra.
ML Usni Pramoj, a Privy Councillor, accomplished violinist, composer and conductor, led the orchestra during the concert, which featured a selection of classical music pieces. The programme included Pramoj’s Divertimento for Strings and Trumpet Concertino, Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major and Britten’s Simple Symphony. A young Thai cellist with an international reputation, Ekachai Maskulrat, and one of Thailand’s top trumpet soloists, Lertkiat Chongjirajitra, each performed pieces.
After the performance, guests showed their appreciation while continuing to mingle in the hotel’s Fountain Lounge.
“We are delighted and honoured to support this charity fundraising concert organised by the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music and the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin, and to be a part of this joyful evening. As part of Hyatt Regency Hua Hin’s commitment to local communities, we also believe in giving back to society and supporting people in need. The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin has already been able to make a real contribution to local community projects and charities, and we are proud to be a part of this initiative,” said Sammy Carolus, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Hua Hin.