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The South Asian Symphony Orchestra

Concerts & Events


Spirit of South Asia | Inauguration Fanfare | Peace Notes | Chiragh


Can a South Asian Identity be Expressed Through Music? | Talking South Asia

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Spirit of South Asia

On the occasion of its third anniversary, The South Asian Symphony Foundation presents The Spirit of South Asia, a digital gitanjali (musical offering) by the musicians of the South Asian Symphony Orchestra (SASO). The Foundation is dedicated to the cause of peace in South Asia, guided by the belief that music transcends borders and bridges divides.

Inauguration Fanfare

Celebrating the Presidential Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Classical Movements, In Association with Marin Alsop, Announce The Hope & Harmony Ensemble With Musicians from 14 Professional Orchestras, 2 Masterpieces of American Music.

Nirupama Rao, Founder and Trustee, The South Asian Symphony Foundation, and The South Asian Symphony Orchestra Principal Horn Nivanthi Karunaratne talk about being featured in the “Inauguration Fanfare for Joe and Kamala”.

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Can a South Asian Identity be Expressed Through Music?

Although diverse in form and style, South Asian music is the creative expression of a people living in close proximity to each other. Music evolves with people and there are similarities as there are differences as genres influence each other. Collectively, South Asian music stands out on the global stage with its unique timbre, tempo and dynamics.

Talking South Asia

Veteran Indian diplomat Nirupama Rao and Pakistani singer/writer Ali Sethi engage in a conversation on the meaning of South Asian identity today. Is there a logic that makes for greater South Asian integration?

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Peace Notes Concert

A Concert.

A Project.

A Journey of Peace.

From Gandhi to Beethoven: The Call to Freedom

The purpose of this concert was to further our mission to commence a journey for peace in our region.

Chiragh - A Concert Beyond Borders

Chiragh is what we call a little lamp, that lights the darkness. On April 26, 2019, The South Asian Symphony Orchestra gave its debut performance at the NCPA, Mumbai. Viswa Subbaraman, the conductor and Tharanga Goonetilleke, the soprano, with over 70 musicians from more than 5 countries in South Asia

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