Strains of enchantment

No Boundaries

Strains of enchantment

Involved: The orchestra playing during the concert.

It was an evening dedicated to classical music featuring the BSM Chamber Orchestra. The event was held at the Alliance Francaise, in association with the Bangalore School of Music, who were hosting the programme under the name Music Beyond Boundaries.

The beautiful evening was unmistakably high on energy and was attended by the lovers of classical music from all over the City. As people interacted with each other before the event, they found old friends in this gathering of keen music followers.

Many were also present to support the orchestra, which was a combination of young and old artistes. The 30-member-orchestra has enthralled the audiences over years with many artistic performances and also provides a platform for young artistes.

The evening’s programmes included a combination of recitals from various artistes like Karl Jenkins, Gustav Holst and Brahms.

The crowd cheered loudly as Narayanaswamy V, who was the conductor for the evening, walked up to the stage. He was clearly the star of the evening as he took his place in front of the orchestra.

Starting out with the Serenade for Strings in E Minor, the artistes gave the audience a glimpse of what was prepared for the rest of the event. The performance was marvellously co-ordinated and was beautiful as well as energetic. This was followed by the performance Simple Symphony by Benjamin Britten.

The performance of Pavan and Chaconne by Henry Purcell, was upbeat yet sweet and was well appreciated by everyone but it was the music by Jenkins, which received the most applause for the orchestra.

“We play Jenkins almost everytime we perform. So we have limited the number of songs that we perform in this concert,” said Narayanaswamy, before the orchestra started with the Palladio by Karl Jenkins.

To say that the music was enchanting would be saying less. The wonderful flow of sound by the violinists was supported by the cello players and the other artistes, which gave the piece a magical feel to it.

The deep tones of the cello made the piece mischievous while the violin created melodious music.

As the recital came to an end, everyone clapped in unison appreciating the beautiful piece. “The music was extremely beautiful and I enjoyed the concert very much,” said Naveen, a music enthusiast.

The other musical pieces performed during the evening were Fascination by Marchetti, Taste of Tangos by Brahms, Fiddle Faddle by Leroy Anderson and La Cumparsita by Matiz Rodriguez.

The evening came to an end with another musical piece by Jenkins.

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