Timeout 04-10-2007

Mellifluous melodies

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 4.10.07
Mellifluous melodies
Water is pianist Monique Copper’s tribute to her native country Netherlands, which as she says, is ‘full of water’. The choice of water as a theme originated from the fact that many of her own early compositions were based on her experience of natural phenomenon of snow, wind and water. In this evening’s international programme, she shares with us the feelings and experiences water can evoke, from Waves to Barcarolles to Ondines and Myths. The Barcarolles inspire feelings one can have with boat journeys on rivers and with it, those that can be evoked on ferocious seas. In the Ondines we hear the unexpected and the unpredictable movement of water and also its extremely sensuous appeal embodied in the mythical water-nymphs. Besides the musical recital, the programme also features poetry by Aloys Bertrand, Emily Dickinson, Ogden Nash, Adrian Host, J.W.Otten and Carla Bogaards. Water, as Copper says, can be poetic, dangerous, threatening, soothing and fascinating in all its fluid availability and dramatic presence. The programme features compositions of Chopin, Debussy, Bartok, Maurice Ravel and Monique Copper.

Event: Piano recital by Monique Copper When: Today at 7 pm Where: The Calcutta School of Music, 6B Sunny Park


October 4 - 10 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of recent sculptures by Uma Roy Chowdhury, Debajit Chakraborty, Prasun Ghosh, Rathin Dey and Soumen Das. Till October 6 at Metropolitan Art Salon, Suite 18, 7 Jawaharlal Nehru Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings by Nabakishore Chanda, Ushasi Paul, Susanta Chowdhury, Subrata Saha, Subha Basu, Dipankar Ray, Kalyan Chakraborty, Swapan Denra, Arpita Pradhan and Sumana Biswas. Till October 7 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Kartick Chandra Pyne and his students Dilip Kumar Dey, Indira Halder, Ujjal Singha, Suman Mojumdar and Radhika Agarwal. Till October 7 at Taj Bengal, By the Way; 3 pm - 6 pm: The seventh solo show of paintings by Sabyasachi Guha. Till October 7 at Gallery Exposure, 54B Mahanirban Road; 1 pm - 8 pm: Touhidul Islam’s forth solo exhibition of paintings. Till October 9 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery (A); 3 pm - 8 pm: The second solo exhibition of Pradip Maiti’s works. Till October 9 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery (B); 3 pm - 8 pm: Roddur presents an exhibition of paintings by Ajita Sengupta, Sankar Tarafdar and Susanta Sarkar. Till October 9 at Artspace India, 7 Deodar Street; 2 pm - 8 pm: Recent paintings by Sukanta Basu. Till October 12 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road; 10.30 am - 7 pm: An Artists’ Rainbow, an exhibition of art and sculpture by renowned and contemporary artists. Till October 12 at Gandhara Art Gallery, 1B Gurusaday Road, Flat 5A (Palm Springs): A solo exhibition of paintings by Kazi Nasir. Till October 12 at Samokal Art Gallery, 23 Gariahat Road, 1st floor; Gol Park; 4 pm - 8 pm: Group show by contemporary painters Binit Sinha, Dewashish Das, Dipankar Chanda, Kausik Raha, Ranadip Das, Shyamal Mukherjee, Snehasish Maity and Subrata Das. Till October 14 (except Mondays & October 10) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: Birla Academy of Art and Culture presents an exhibition of paintings, Vyakta-Avyakta (West Zone Artists’ Painted Realisations). Till October 15 at Aakriti Art Gallery, 12/3A Hungerford Street; 3 pm - 7 pm: Gen Next II, paintings and sculptures by 40 Indian contemporary artists. Till October 15 (except Sundays) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road; 11 am - 7 pm: Ganges Art Gallery, Calcutta and Gallery Espace, New Delhi host Surfaces and Textures. Participating artists: Kishore Shinde, Dattaraya Apte, Mona Rai, Rooshika Patel, Manjari Chakrabarty, Mekhla Bahl, Mithu Sen, Ranjith Raman, Neha Turakia, Shobha Broota, Yashwant Deshmukh, Yogesh Rawal and Tapati Chowdhury. Till October 17 (weekdays only) at Masters Collection Art Gallery, G-7 Malayalay Apts, 3 Woodburn Park Road; 11 am - 7 pm: Small is Beautiful 2the world of miniature art works. Featuring works of renowned artists. Till October 17 at Gallery Kanishka’s, 2/1 Hindusthan Road; 11 am - 8 pm: Works on paper — an exhibition of paintings and sketches on paper featuring the works of eminent artists.


October 5 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Anya Chetana presents Ibsen’s Bhittiprostar. Direction: Debabrota Das Gupta.


Till October 4 at Sujata Sadan; 5.45 pm: Surchandam presents Guru Sishya Parampara, a festival of classical music and dance in memory of Ustad Dabir Khan Sahib. The concluding day’s programme features Sahana Banerjee (sitar), Sudip Chattopadhyay (violin) and Pandit Shyamal Chattopadhyay and Sushanto Chowdhury (sitar duet). October 4 & 5 at Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi Sabhaghar; 5 pm: Souhardya 70 presents the 63rd Kabita Utsav. Inauguration by filmmaker and poet Buddhadeb Dasgupta. Litterateur Sunil Gangopadhyay will preside. October 5 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.30 pm: A programme of Swami Vivekananda’s favourite Tagore songs. Participants: Arghya Sen, Chandrabali Rudra, Sudeshna Sanyal, Sumita Das, Suchhanda Ghosh, Rahul Mitra, Biswarup Rudra, Malabika Sur, Supriya Chakraborty and Urabi Bhattacharya. October 6 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 5.45 pm: The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture presents Banikumar’s Mahisasuramardini by members of the Vivekananda Study Circle (Junior).


October 4 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Papia Chakraborty will speak in Bengali on Itihaser Prekshite Mahavidroha (1857). October 4 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 6.15 pm: Swami Japapriyanandaji Maharaj will discourse on Life and Teachings of Srimat Swami Avedanandaji Maharaj, the apostle of Sri Sri Ramakrishna Deva.


October 4 - 10 at 8/2 Loudon Street, 2nd floor; 11 am - 7 pm: Earthy Myth’s pre-festive exhibition of sarees, kurtas and tunics. n Till October 5 at Calcutta Youth Choir Cultural Centre, 35R Prince Anwar Shah Road (opp. Dhaka Kali Bari); 3 pm - 8 pm: Amit Kumar Fan Club presents Memories of Kishore Kumar, an exhibition of posters, lobby stills and booklets of films produced, directed, acted and music composed and songs by Kishore Kumar. Also, audio tracks of his unreleased numbers. Till October 5 at 105 Southern Avenue, 2nd floor; 11 am - 6 pm: An exhibition of suits, tunics, saris and blouses by Richa Kanoria. Till October 6 at Artisana, 13 Chowringhee Terrace (1st floor); 10 am - 7.30 pm: Crafts Council of West Bengal presents Pooja — southern collection from Vimor, Tussar from Vidharva, Chanderi from Indore, tribal weaves from Kotpad and traditional and contemporary weaves of Bengal. Till October 9 at Sravasti, 14/97 Golf Club Road, Tollygunge; 2 pm - 8 pm: KeyaChaitali’s garment and accessories fair, showcasing t-shirts, photuas, short kurtas, kurtas, salwar-kurtas, wrap-around sets, saradins, nakshi-kantha, batik, appliquéd, fabric-painted, block-printed cotton and silk sarees, blouse pieces, costume jewellery and bags. Till October 13 at 114/L Selimpur Road, 1st floor, Dhakuria, #24146783; 3 pm - 8 pm: Nibedita Boutique;s exhibition of designer sarees in silk, batik, tant, crepe and kantha with matching costume jewellery. Till October 16 at Avishek Point, 2nd floor, 152 S.P. Mukherjee Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: Gallery with Difference presents a collection of traditional and modern kanthas in Bengal. Collection: Shamlu Dudeja, Darshan Shah, Anita Bhattacharya and Arjina Biwi. Till October 17 at CIMA Gallery; 11 am - 8 pm: Art in Life, an exhibition of fashion wear, T-shirts, decorative art, masks, exculsive textiles, stoles and scarves, tribal art, jewellery, wall hangings, books, carpets, linens, brass items, embroidered bags and dhurries. Till October 18 at Cottage Industries, 7 Jawaharlal Nehru Road; 10 am - 7 pm: Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd hosts a saree and ready-to-wear exhibition. Till October 18 at P 249 Purna Das Road, #9831185193: Darbari hosts Sharadiya Shimeeta Sankhya - A Limited Edition Affair, an exhibition of saris, suits, kurtis, patialas, tunics, skirts and leather accessories.


October 8 at Mahadevi Birla Girls Higher Secondary School, Darga Road; 10 am - 11.30 am: ARD Training, in association with Mahadevi Birla Girls Higher Secondary School, hosts the DJ workshop for school students. Celebrity guest: DJ Akash.All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph, 6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

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Time out, The Telegraph, 6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001;
Fax: 2234-8244