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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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