October 5, 2019 SASF Editorial

Peace Notes Concert

To mark the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, CHIRAGH – The South Asian Symphony Orchestra – proudly brings to you a concert bearing the Mahatma’s message of freedom and empowerment.

Truth, peace, non-violence and social equality – these were the ideals Mahatma Gandhi lived by. In these troubled times, we must work together to build a world that is founded on values of togetherness and find ways to dissolve the barriers that exist between us.

Ludwig van Beethoven was a revolutionary composer of the 19th century. His music heralded the transition from the Classical era into what is now known as the Romantic era of music history. He was a champion of the rights of the individual, and an opponent of authoritarian rule and aristocratic power.

The concert explored the interesting connections between Gandhi and Beethoven. The repertoire included original music commissioned by the South Asian Symphony Foundation, composed by Antonius Nazareth and inspired by the life of Gandhi, alongside Beethoven’s timeless Symphony no. 5 and Piano Concerto no. 4 featuring pianist Julian Clef.

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Concert Playlist

01) Indian National Anthem > Watch Here

02) Invocation “Vaishnava Jana To” > Watch Here

03) Hamsafar: A Musical Journey through South Asia > Watch Here

04) Selections by The Harmony Chorus > Watch Here

05) Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 > Watch Here

06) Speech and Composition by Arson Fahim > Watch Here

07) Ideas of Freedom Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi > Watch Here

08) Beethoven Symphony No.5 Op.67 > Watch Here

09) Bollywood Medley > Watch Here

10) Discussion at BIC > Watch Here

11) Performance at BIC > Watch Here

Glimpses from the Concert

In the Media


October 24, 2019
The concert, Peace Notes, is a tribute to the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The South Asian Symphony Orchestra, started by former Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, performs in Bengaluru.

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October 04, 2019
Rehearsals are on in full swing and as lunch hour tapers to a close, the conversation ebbs as Beethoven plays through the speakers.

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October 03, 2019
Former Foreign Secretary Nirupama Menon Rao is gearing up for her performance with South Asian Symphony Orchestra

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