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Strings of Skill

This stage provides music students - eager in their thirst to learn more and dedicated in their practice - with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills,talent and passion for music.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE |
March 15, 2012 1:46:00 am

This group of students will showcase its mastery over musical instruments at ‘The Singing String’ concert

This stage provides music students – eager in their thirst to learn more and dedicated in their practice – with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills,talent and passion for music. For the last two years,students from Mahindra United World College India have been showcasing their musical creativity and talent at this annual concert. In its third year now,the students are all set to showcase their skills and mastery over different musical instruments at ‘The Singing String’ show,presented by the Poona Music Society,on March 17 at Mazda Hall,Dastur Primary School,Camp. At 7 pm,the spotlight will shine on Rounak (guitar and voice),Karanjit (guitar and voice),Margit (violin),Maarit (bass and guitar),Vatsal (guitar),Yue Fan (piano),Ma (piano),Pham Hai (Dan Bau),Maya (clarinet),Wanyi (flute),Yerang (piano and flute) with Anna Tanvir (harpist and singer),Benedict Taylor (viola) and Glauco Bermudez (film artist).

The students at the college are selected from all over the world. Though their academic lives are hectic,each one manages to maintain his/her musical discipline. It is this that will be publicly showcased at the upcoming concert. Benedict Clark,head of Aesthetics,Mahindra United World College India,said,”The Poona Music Society has given us this opportunity to perform. We have an international group of students from 50 different countries at the college. In this concert,students will play various instruments with a focus on piano,violin,guitars and voices.” Beautiful music pieces will fill the air at the Mazda Hall. “Some have different songs and compositions,while others will present classical compositions and music typical to different countries,” he added.

Programme

Irving Berlin : Puttin’ on the Ritz; Rounak Maiti : So Would You Stay? and Nobody Ever Knows; John Cage : Story – from Living Room Music; Vietnamese folk song : Nhac Rung; Madagascan folk song : Canticle; Karanjit Singh : Waiting for Noah’s Ark and Inception; Cyprian Purumbescu : Ballade; Hungarian Gypsy Arrangement : Two Guitars; Bartók : Six Romanian Folk Dances; Rachmaninoff : Op. 23 No. 4; Jan Dussek : Sonata Op. 77 (1st Mvt.); Margit Lindgren : 2 Norwegian folk songs: Fanitulle,Bruremarsj fra Seljord; Johan Svendsen : Romanze; Benedict Taylor and Benedict Clark : Improvisation for viola and chenda; Orlando Gibbons : The Silver Swan; Bach : Double Violin Concerto (1st Mvt.); Yeats / Clark : The Lake Isle of Innisfree; René Aubry : Salento and Leonard Cohen : Hallelujah

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