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On the occasion of its third anniversary, we collaborate with The South Asian Symphony Foundation to present a digital concert, The Spirit of South Asia.
Since its inception in 2018, The South Asian Symphony Foundation (SASF) has worked tirelessly to promote cultural synergy among the South Asian youth, through the medium of music. In a region fraught with historical and political tension, music serves as a pathway between borders. When The South Asian Symphony Orchestra (SASO) convenes, the members speak and listen to each other through the language of music. They break bread together, rehearse together, perform together, and, ultimately, form ever-lasting bonds of friendship. In doing so, they become ambassadors of cultural exchange and peace.
This digital concert is a gitanjali – a musical offering – put together by ten of SASO’s musical ambassadors. Each of them has performed and recorded a piece of music to celebrate the spirit of South Asia. They bring music as diverse as the South Asian subcontinent, and heartfelt messages of peace and goodwill. Though we are unable to gather in-person, let us commune digitally and keep the mission of SASF burning bright.
The love of music touches the core of human existence, bridges divides, connects diverse sets of people and nations.
|Paimana Bede (Afghan folk song)|
(Arr. Amanullah Noori, Murtaza Muhammadi)
|Amanullah Noori, violin|
Murtaza Muhammadi, rubab
|Violin Sonata No. 4, I. Moderato (inspired by Raaga Shivranjani)|
(Walter Kaufmann, arr. Priyanka Venkatesh)
|Priyanka Venkatesh, violin|
Vijay Venkatesh, piano
|Surangani: A Sinhalese Baila|
(A. E. Manoharan)
|Nivanthi Karunaratne, horn|
|Syrinx, L. 129|
|Dilshad Billimoria Posnock, flute|
|Melodies from Everest|
(by Gopal Yonjan, arr. Rajkumar Shrestha)
|Sudhakar Wasti, violin|
|Selections from ‘Sardari Begum’: A Tribute to the late Vanraj Bhatia (ad libitum)|
(Vanraj Bhatia, arr. Rohan Ramanan)
|Rohan Ramanan, English horn|
|“Adiga, Adiga” (from the film Ninnu Kori)|
(Gopi Sunder, arr. Bollypiano)
|Farhad Billimoria, violin|
Vivian Anastasiu, keyboard
Xiao Qing Shang, double bass
|Javārī Ratios for flute and electronics|
(by Meera Gudipati)
|Meera Gudipati, flute|
|6 Klavierstücke, Op. 118, No. 3 –|
Ballade in G minor, allegro energico
|Vijay Venkatesh, piano|
|“Maa Tujhe Salaam”|
(A.R. Rahman, arr. Anusha Madapura)
|Anusha Madapura, violin|
|“A Medley with Mozart: Chinna Chinna Aasai”|
(W.A. Mozart, A.R. Rahman, arr. Soundarie David Rodrigo)
|Soundarie David Rodrigo, piano|