LDS Conductor Gets Strong Review in Charleston South Carolina
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA -- Associate Conductor Bundit Ungrangsee
of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra received an excellent review
from the Charleston Post and Courier for his program on December 15.
The program included performances of Josef Haydn's Symphony No. 53 in
D Major, also known as "The Imperial;" Johannes Brahms' "Variations
on a Theme by Haydn," Op. 56a., based on the "Chorale St. Antoni;"
and Jean Sibelius' Symphony in E-flat, Op. 82. Soprano Mary Jane
Jones, Ungrangsee's wife of less than a year, joined the orchestra as
soloist in Sergei Rachmaninoff's famous "Vocalise."
Ungrangsee joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
when he was in Salt Lake City with the Utah Symphony Orchestra. It
was there he met returned-missionary Mary Jane Jones and they married
in the Salt Lake Temple after Ungrangsee completed his first year of
membership in the church. Ungrangsee has conducted symphonic
performances and operas throughout the United States and has made
several guest conducting appearances around the world, in Australia,
the Czech Republic, the Republic of Georgia, Austria, Russia,
Portugal, Mexico, and Italy
Charleston Symphony music flows with crisp dynamics
Charleston SC Post and Courier 15Dec01 A2
By Lindsay Koob: Post and Courier Reviewer