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  • Date: March 18,2015

    Time: 06:00 pm

    Venue: Fountain Lawns

    Title: Special Concert

    Description:

    Concert in honour of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, one of the senior most and distinguished members of the IIC

    Shri Soli J. Sorabjee, President IIC will felicitate Air Marshal Arjan Singh

    Concert presented by Air Warrior Symphony Orchestra of the Indian Air Force. The 70-member Air Warrior Symphony Orchestra (AWSO) is based in Bangalore and was formed in 2002 with hand-picked musicians from various Air Force bands.

    In the past decade, the AWSO has won wide acclaim for its performances in India and abroad. The orchestra’s repertoire includes overtures, waltzes, light classical, film music, a Carnatic classical number, a hymn and a patriotic song

    Led by Squadron Leader G. Jayachandran, Director of Music, IAF
    Concept: Suhas Borker 

  • Date: October 9,2012

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Annex Court

    Title: Sounds I have Gathered

    Description:

    An encounter between Israeli classics and ethnic instruments from around the world
    Presented by Tal Kravitz, musician and singer from Israel who plays the piano, harp, guitar, a variety of bagpipes, the theremin, African percussion instruments and more
     
    The concert will include the traditional Jewish song, “Hava Nagila”; the Ladino song, “Avre tu Puerta Cerrada”; Schubert’s “Ave Maria” on the musical saw; the Persian folk song, “Gul e Sangam” on darbuka drums; Bollywood songs, and a performance on the kalaleng, the Filipino nose flute
     
    (Collaboration: Embassy of Israel)

  • Date: May 17,2012

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Lecture Hall 2 Annexe

    Title: Sitar Recital

    Description:

    By Supratik Sengupta from Kolkata, disciple of Sangeetacharya Ajoy Sinha Roy, Dr Pradip Chakraborty and Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta

  • Date: April 3,2012

    Time: 06:30pm

    Venue: Fountain Lawns

    Title: Santoor Recital

    Description:

    By Pandit Shivkumar Sharma
    Accompanied by Shri Yogesh Samsi on the tabla and Mr Takahiro Arai on the tanpura
     
    Among Indian classical musicians, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma’s eminence rests on his achievement in bringing to the world concert stage the santoor, a folk instrument from Kashmir used to accompany Sufi music. His extensive repertoire includes ragas that deal with divine and secular love in its various manifestations—unrequited as well as happy. The 100-string santoor is played with a pair of wooden strikers which produce delicate yet lively sounds reminiscent of the piano and the harp. Pandit Shivkumar can make the santoor sound hauntingly beautiful, ‘something like a whisper and a cascade of a waterfall. It creates romantic and pensive moods.’ Among other awards, Pandit Shivkumar has won the Padma Vibhushan and the highest award at Reza Shah Pehlvi’s Shiraz Festival of Santoors.
     
    (Collaboration: Nataraj Cultural Centre, Melbourne)