Kasetsart University Winds Symphony & Nond-see Orchestra Winds
The SIBF gala concert features one of Asia’s best bands, the Kasetsart University Winds Symphony & Nond-see Orchestra Winds, a semi-professional wind band consisting of music students and alumni. Having won a gold prize at the World Music Contest in 2013, the KU Winds and N.O.W are in Singapore to showcase a collection of wind band classics and contemporary Thai compositions.
Led by conductors Surapol Thanyawibool, Nipatdh Kanchanahuta and Douglas Bostock, the programme includes David Maslanka’s Symphony no. 7 (selected mvt), Hanumann Monkey god and Hero of the Ramayana by Thai composer Jinnawat Mansup and all-time favourite Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky
Kasetsart University Wind Symphony
The founding of the Kasetsart University Symphony Band in 1997 would not have possible without the initiative and encouragement of Professor Dr. Theera Sutabutr, The President of Kasetsart University, Associate Professor Kamala Nakasiri, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, along with Associate Professor Dr. Thawatchai Nakwong, the Department Head. This symphonic band, which originally consisted of 35 students majoring in western music, has expended to it now has 55 members. It has also been renamed The Kasetsart University Wind Symphony.
The Kasetsart University Wind Symphony (K.U. Wind) has been established to offer western music students a broader spectrum, improve their knowledge and talents in music to reach international standard and act as cultural liaison between Kasetsart University and the public. The K.U. Wind has today become not only a symbol of high achievement, but also a medium to demonstrate Kasetsart University’s commitment to society.