Her near and dear ones also narrated memories of her that showed her passion for music. Screening of major incidents of her life added colour to the programme. The audience will also get a taste of Carnatic music, which will be performed by K Venkateshwaran. Kathak dancers Manali Deo and Mukta Joshi, both Thaneites, will give solo dance performance on this stage. They will showcase their dancing skills and mastery over Laya by performing pure dance varieties including Chakris. Abhinaya will be expressed through Thumri and Lawani.
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Harrison Russin: Why classical music still matters
The highlight was Cantata No. 150, Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, a powerful essay in adversity, redemption and a this being Bach a perfection of compositional means. It says something about the interpretive insight of Georg Christoph Biller, the Thomaskantor quietly directing it all, that the freestyle longing of first two choruses should be so impressively fulfilled by the rigour of the last two (including the chaconne that inspired its counterpart in Brahmsas Fourth Symphony). Ask me again in a month or two, but for now this is my favourite cantata. There were boy-soprano solos in each of these works. Duets and trios were rendered with multiple voices per part.
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Classical music review: Thomanerchor
The Minneapolis Orchestra recently lost its esteemed director due to a musicians’ strike. The New York City Opera gave its final performance in September after blowing through its endowment. The Philadelphia Orchestra emerged out of a tenuous bankruptcy in the summer of 2012. While some of my friends from college are entering fields that seem to offer bright futures, I’m looking at one that seems to be going the way of Blockbuster stores.
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