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South Asian Symphony Orchestra

April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Bengaluru-based South Asian Symphony Foundation presents Chiragh, a concert by the South Asian Symphony Orchestra (SASO) promoting cultural diplomacy through music, among the eight nations of South Asia. SASO’s musicians are entirely from the South Asian diaspora. The concert featuring classical works by Beethoven, Bizet, Brahms, Mozart, Puccini and Félicien David will be conducted by Houston-based Viswa Subbaraman. Sri Lankan-born Tharanga Goonetilleke of New York will be the vocal soloist. A specially commissioned orchestral work, Hamsafar: A Journey through South Asia will be premiered with actor Kabir Bedi as the narrator. Another commissioned work by the Indian American composer Kamala Sankaram, titled “Bhadke” will be premiered.


Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Hamsafar: A Musical Journey through South Asia, arranged by Lauren Braithwaite of the Afghan National Institute of Music, Kabul (new commission)
Dvořák:  ‘Song to the Moon’ from Rusalka
Felicien: ‘Sous le feuillage sombre’ from Lalla Roukh
Mozart: ‘In quali…Mi tradi quell’alma ingrata’ from Don Giovanni
Sankaram: Bhadke (new commission)
Bizet: L’Arléssiene Suites Nos. 1 and 2

An NCPA & South Asian Symphony Foundation Presentation



April 26, 2019
7:00 pm
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Tata Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai
National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021 India
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