MOZART MUSIC CREATES A UNITY OF SORTS, ACROSS NATIONS AND GENERATIONS
New Delhi, October: It is said that the language of music is universal, and this is perhaps best demonstrated through classical music which has stood the test of time all over the world and laid the foundations of resilient modern music.
Whether it is the classical artistes of
Perhaps that is why Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a classical composer of the eighteenth century with over 600 compositions to his credit, is as popular in the country of his origin as he is in the rest of the world. What is more, he continues to inspire elders and children alike.
The Austrian Embassy and the French Embassy in association with the Neemrana Music Foundation, the Austrian Cultural Forum and Alliance Française in India are presenting ‘Mozart Requiem in Delhi’ by composers Raul Maldonado and Charles Gounod in collaboration with the Delhi Chamber Choir in a concert by conductors Yves Parmentier and Gabriella Boda-Rechner and pianist Marouan Benabdallah, apart from the Mozart Children’s Choir of India on Tuesday, 4 November, at 7pm at the Kamani Auditorium. The DCC and guest singers Aude Priya (soprano), Sunanda Rao (soprano), Shireen Sinclair (alto) Prabhat Chandola (tenor), Antoine Redon (bass) will also be performing.
The Ambassadors of
Classical western singing and choir singing are rapidly developing in Delhi with many initiatives blossoming in that field resulting in the creation of several choirs for young people (the Mozart’s Children’s Choir of the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Golden Jubilee Choir of Alliance Française) and for adults (CCM, DCC, Choirs for the “Pearl Fishers” and then for “Carmen” with The Neemrana Music Foundation), the training of young Indian soloists by Mrs Situ Singh Buehler all performing on many occasions at the ICC, Kamani and Alliance Française.
It was decided a year earlier to take the idea even further: following a French initiative, Yves Parmentier, a world-famous expert in choir singing and voices was invited to organize a Master class that would naturally lead to a concert with the best voices in Delhi, children’s voices on the one hand and adults’ voices on the other hand after Gabriella Boda-Rechner would select them according to strict musical criteria.
Austria joined France with the choice of an opus from Argentina, and India also joined in with its singers’ voices, its soloists and its instrumentalists.
Yves Parmentier and Gabriella Boda-Rechner have already worked together in
Those being presented at the concert will include three high quality opuses: an opus taken from the folklore of the “Pampa” (“Mon Chant du Sud/My Song From the South” by Maldonado), another opus (“Gallia”) marked by French Romanticism (Gounod) and finally The “Requiem” by Mozart, which is such an absolute master piece of 18th century European music that its notes were coded and sent up in a space probe launched to discover other worlds as a sample of the best Humanity could create!
A major highlight of the concert is the special presentation of a 75-member Children’s Choir who will enthrall the audiences with their rendition of Mozart.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791) was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. His more than 600 compositions include works widely acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music, and he is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.
The aim of the programme and concert is to reunite the founding values of our world: the diversity of peoples and traditions, the Harmony between the sacred and the profane, the Unity of souls and spirits through communion in Music and Art.
NGO Issues appeal to demistify the role of Policeman for Students
Poonam Lalwani of LifeTrust, an NGO that works closely with school children in BMC schools in Mumbai has made the following suggestion:
Policemen, of all ranks and levels, should periodically visit schools and colleges and interact with students and young adults.
This will both demystify the role of the policeman and the entire police force for students, as well as dispel the fear that exists in the minds of most people about policemen.
Once the fear is replaced with understanding and awareness, the next natural step would be for people to think of the Police as being their partners and allies, and this in turn would encourage more people to report incidents to the Police.
If you have been involved in similar initiatives, please share your experiences with
http://www.karmayog.org/ - for concerned citizens.
Dr Bharat Gupt
Thursday, 23rd of October 2008
Based on a verse in the Pancatantra, the book is divided into six parts: Eka (person), Kula (family), Grama (habitat), Janapada (land), Prithvi (earth) and Atma (Self). The author takes up issues of education, proselytization, unbridled consumerism, failing democracy and governance; conflicts between classes, jatis, regions, languages and religions; tensions between legislators and judiciary; notions of dharma and universal harmony as challenged by Westernized modernity. While examining the state of affairs he suggests a way to happiness through unselfish transcendence.
ENTRY AND PARKING AT GATE NO. 3
4th India International Women Film Festival is scheduled to be held in New Delhi Starting from 7th December till 14th December 2008. It talks about women empowerment, very much relevant in a developing country.
We are the pioneer of a in India, where women are being projected not just an object of visual pleasure on screen, rather women in other roles as Director, meant to establish female gaze behind the camera.
Indian and International Women Directors are showing a huge amount of excitement, Film Festival exhibiting around 140 Internationally acclaimed films from around 44 Countries. France is a Focus Country in 2008
Tribute to seven Indian Classical Women Filmmaker is a main Attraction, that is to say Arundhati Devi, Monju Dey, Sai Pranjpe , Arpana Sen , Kalpna Lazmi, , Bejoy Mule and .
To encourage Women Director and Join Hand with the IIWFF Slogan " Women Hollywood and European Celebrities are also Participating Actress and Faye Dunway ( Oscar Winning Actress ) has already sent their consent. Similar aspirations are shown by Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla and . "
Celebrities Like Actress and Director Aprana Sen , Madhavi Mukhrjee, Film maker Nabyendu Chaterjee , Painter Jogen Chowdhory , Subha Prasanno are also expected to be Present . Festival Director Shymali Banerjee told us " Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of External Affairs and Government of Delhi NCT have extended their supports for the cause of women film Festival. Our Associate Partners so far confirmed are the following: , AAFT, 1TAKE MOVIE.COM, TIMES OF INDIA, RADIO MEOW, KOLKATA TV, ZEE TV, RADIO MIRCHI etc.
4th Indian International Women Film Festival Program includes Competition –World Cinema (Feature), Competition ( Kinder Films , Joint Hands , Focus Institute , Male Voice and Short Films (Out of Competition) ), Indian Panorama , Retrospective ,
IIWFF is Launching Talent campus in this year, a Platform for armature Filmmakers to conquer the Real Reel Experiences from Internationally acclaimed Filmmakers. The 2008 Talent Campus will include certain smoldering issues in the field of Programme Named 24Hrs Filmmaking Competition is also a Part of Talent Campus. Top two films will be awarded in Closing Ceremony and all films will be exhibited on the Last day of the Festival. each Candidate will be given a Certificate of Recommendation . ; and will be delivered in the form of Seminars, Workshops and Guest Lectures, Specially Designed
With a complete film festival ambience that included Film Lounge , Seminars , Face to Face , Painting Exhibition, Open Forum and Cultural Program it will be Freezy 2008 Winter with Filmy Breeze .
SHORT FILM CENTER
For the first time in India, the ESG has created a business platform for shorts andin Goa. The platform titled SHORT FILM CENTER is being organized on the sidelines of the 39th International Film Festival of India, Goa between 23 November – 1 December 2008.
The Short Film Center invites all film makers, buyers of short and documentary cinema, funding agencies and film festival organizers to participate. A maximum of 500 films will be registered at the SFC. The section has two competitive sections:
1. International Competition for shorts and documentaries under 30 minutes
2. Shorts and documentaries on environmental issues under 30 minutes
Both sections together offer a prize money of Rs.13,00,000/- (26000USD) and would be judged by two different juries of internationally acclaimed film makers. Submissions can be done directly to us by mail or through our on line partners REELPORT, Germany on their website: www.reelport.com on or before 15 October 2008. Details are on our web site: www.shortfilmcenter.org
The SFC brings together great business and networking opportunities as it brings together film makers, funding agencies, film festival organizers and buyers on a single platform. All registered participants get access to the privileged SFC Lounge, presentations by funding agencies, access to private screening rooms for screening their films to buyers and interested professionals.
SFC therefore invites you to be part of the Asia’s biggest Business and competitive platform for Shorts / Documentaries.
Short Film Center Coordinator
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