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Beatocello Concert

Hospital Jayavarman VII | on the roads towards Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #14 of 97 Attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Concerts
Traveler Description: The free "Beatocello" concert is held each Saturday night at the Kantha Bopha children's hospital in Siem Reap. Concert runs from 7.15 - approx... more »
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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Like many people said here, the place is a fridge. Do bring a coat to stay warm. I got cold after this concert. The Dr means well, and the movie is very inspiring although it needs editing for length and updating to the current time. Also, while people are feeling under the influence of the movie, they should set up... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Our second time around. It is truly inspirational to be able to enjoy an evening of music performed by someone like Dr Richner who has untiringly done so much for this country. Highly entertaining in his talk and music. Donations are the lifeline for this massive project kept afloat all these years by his untiring energy. Makes us wonder what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is the second year I have attended the concert. I would highly recommend it as a night out for any visitor, music is lovely but the history lesson is so entertaining as well. Congratulation to Dr Richter on his unfailing dedication and stubbornness to achieve such a phenomenal success against all the odds. God help Cambodia if he ever... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Someone raved to me about this, but having read up on it I somewhat knew what to expect. I completely respect and appreciate his work, but it would have been good not to have the same point about the need for money (and blood) repeated ad nauseum in favour of a little more music. It probably would have made me... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Cello is one of my favorite instruments, certainly when Bach is on the program. What a surprise to find out that the concert is in fact a fundraising act by the children hospital. No, the fundraising itself, endlessly explained was boring and could have been done is a way more compact and interesting way. But this being said, I was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Beatocello's concert was both a beautiful piece of music and a lesson in exactly what comprises a meaningful life. This is a man who has been responsible for saving hundreds of thousands or even millions of lives and yet he is still humble and hardworking. Highly recommend - please go and see him play.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Wow what an amazing and inspiring guy. He's incredible, what he did/does more people should do. I went there for the music and left thinking how incredible is he, I want to help him and make a difference like he does. Whenever you're in a Siem Reap go to the concert listen to him, be inspired and don't forget to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Dr Beat plays the Cello like a professional. A very good mix of music with oral introduction & insight into the medical scenario facing Cambodian children...a situation the super rich pharmaceutical companies worldwide choose to ignore. I was told free medication is only for PAYING patients. I suggest asking payment of 1 RIEL/patient.

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Big Bear Lake, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I loved everything about this. You are able to hear from the man who started all the children's hospitals, how he did it, the struggles, and the rewards. His hospitals are based off donations only and there is a reason. He has done so much to be where he is and it is a great event to go to just... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We attended this concern on Saturday 17th May and Beatocello was not there to perform. It's completely understandable that he can't be there every week, but it would be good if there were a way of notifying tourists (although this would surely affect their fundraising). Instead we were shown a DVD about the hospitals which was interesting, just not the... More

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