Chaopraya Ensemble

Chon Dai Mai Me Dontri Kaan, Nai Sundaan Pen Kon ChaubKon Nak”
(“Those
without music in their heart and soul are strangely peculiar “)

While many members of Chaopraya Ensemble have been performing together in the Puget Sound area since 1976, Chaopraya Ensemble was officially formed in the spring of 2001 with the intent to provide opportunity for the children of Thai immigrants in the Puget Sound area to keep alive and learn about their ancestor’s cultural heritage, especially in music and dance.

Our ensemble performs Thai classical and folk music on traditional Thai instruments as well as a wide range of dances, from lively regional folk dances to the graceful and stylish court dances.   

Chaopraya Ensemble focuses primarily on preserving Thai music and dance heritage for all the children and younger generations to enjoy and participate in. We also seek opportunities to share our love and appreciation for the arts with our new homeland here in the U.S..

Under the guidance of one of Thailand’s master musicians Thaworn Sripong, a noted Ranaad Ek (Thai wooden xylophone) soloist, Chaopraya Ensemble earned a spot on King County Arts Commission Touring Arts Roster for the year 2002-2003.

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Music Director: Pilaivan H. Britton, 253-961-0069

Artistic Advisor: Saovaluk Maxwell

Address:  1742 24th Ave. Ct. SE.  Puyallup, WA 98374

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