Somtow Sucharitkul will be conducting the Siam Sinfonietta in LA at Disney Hall on June 18 as part of the Los Angeles International Music Festival.
And he’ll be leading the orchestra at another performance in San Diego on June 22 at the Birch North Park Theatre. There, the audience is promised “a wild program of music including two U.S. premieres plus music by Rossini, Strauss, [and] Prokofiev.”
The San Diego concert is a benefit for Toys for Thailand.
Toys for Thailand, Inc. is a non-profit public benefit corporation in San Diego, California. Its international volunteers provide instructional, vocational, and agricultural resources to residential hill tribe schools in northern Thailand.
Many fans also know the conductor from his time in the U.S., when he wrote sf as S. P. Somtow.
For a number of years he was published as Somtow Sucharitkul. And he was the editor of the WSFA Journal: http://www.wsfa.org/journal/index/sucharitkul.htm .
Yes, and we also know that he changed his byline in mid-career. If that’s how he wants his sf identified, good enough.
However, I don’t think he ever spelled his last name as “Suchitaritkul”
Even I never spelled it that way before… @#%#!!#$^!!
My proofreading, which is awful at anytime, must simply cease to exist after 9 p.m. When I reread those late-night posts the next day I always gasp two or three times “What is THAT doing there?” And I still needed you to tell me I misspelled Sucharitkul!