South Asian Symphony Orchestra
Viswa Subbaraman, conductor
Tharanga Goonetilleke, soprano
(approx. 90 mins.)
An NCPA & South Asian Symphony Foundation Presentation
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 region and the South Asian diaspora. The concert featuring classical works by Beethoven, Bizet, Brahms, Mozart, Puccini, and Felicien 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 and narrated Lillete Dubey.
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 (Commissioned by Classical Movements’ Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program for the South Asian Symphony Orchestra)
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
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