Timeout 21-06-2007

Ode to the spirit of music

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 21.06.07
Ode to the spirit of music
With its beginnings in France in 1982, World Music Day was celebrated for the first time in Calcutta in 1986 by L’ Atelier de Musique, the prime string orchestra of the city. To mark this important annual event in its music calendar, this year, the group presents a concert that unites aspiring young musicians from various local schools and colleges including the La Martiniere Schools, Modern High School for Girls, St James School, Loreto House, South Point High School and St Xavier’s School and St Xavier’s College. The programme features seminal works of great masters — Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor, Vivaldi’s Summer from The Four Seasons, Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A and Violin Concerto No.3 and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, along with renderings of Tagore songs in symphonic arrangements. The orchestra also presents evergreen songs by The Beatles and Mohiner Ghoraguli, the avant-garde Bengali songwriters. Modern High School for Girls choir will present choral works. The 60-strong junior ensemble of L’ Atelier will perform the theme from Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.

Event: World Music Day celebrations by L’ Atelier de Musique When: Today at 6.30 pm Where: Calcutta Ice Skating Rink


Till June 21 at Sculpture Gallery, C/26 Bapuji Nagar, #24122907; 5 pm - 8 pm: Mother & Child, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Shanu Lahiri and Tapas Sarkar. Till June 23 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street; 2 pm - 7 pm, Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm: Pranay Gatha, an exhibition of paintings by Nikhil Biswas. Till June 23 at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani; 3 pm - 7 pm: Bronzes by Debabrata Chakraborty. Till June 24 (except Sunday) at Akar Prakar, P 238 Hindustan Park; 2 pm - 7 pm: Intimate Thoughts, Pristine Fables — a show of works by artists from Santiniketan. Till June 24 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: Fourth Dimension, paintings by Arnab Mukherjee, Chandra Nath Saha, Soumitra Chatterjee, Shubhabrata Bose, Sudipta Dutta, Sujata Kar Saha and Utpal Datta. Till June 25 at Academy of Fine Arts, South (A) Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Tapan Chattopadhyay. Till June 25 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery-II; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings by the artists of Kolkata Canvas. Participants: Ranjan Mitra, Malay Chandan Saha, Aloke Kr Sardar, Akhilendu Bhowmik, Anirban Seth and Biswarup Halder. Till June 25 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: 6th group exhibition by Scarlet. Participating artists: Biplab Kar, Dhruba Ghosh, Pramit Parna Paul, Santanu Chakraborty, Sudipta Mazumder and Umakanta Das. Till June 30 (except Sunday) at Gallery Kanishka’s, 2/1 Hindusthan Road; 11 am - 8 pm: Monologues, paintings by Sudipto Dutta. Till June 30 (except Sunday) at Mon Art Gallerie, 6 Hungerford Street, Regency, 3rd floor; 11 am - 7 pm: Confronting Globalization, artworks by Arun Bain, Barun Chowdhury, Debashish Manna, Debnath Basu, K. Prasun Roy, Kazi Nasir, Rabin Roy, Rajib Chowdhury and Rathin Kanji. Curated by Mrinal Ghosh. Till June 30 (except Sunday) at Domus Art Gallery, Showroom 7B (ground floor), Neelambar Building, 28/B Shakespeare Sarani; 11 am - 6 pm: Colours of Nature, an exhibition of watercolours by Milanendu Mondal. Till July 28 (except Sundays and public holidays) at CIMA Gallery; Mondays: 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Summer Show featuring about 50 artworks from across India. Till July 28 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: The Masters of Imagination, an exhibition of paintings by renowned artists.


June 21 & 23 at Sujata Sadan; 6.30 pm: Bhraman and Nirbak Abhinoy Academy present Asif Karimbhoy’s play, Nirab Katha. Translated by Suranjana Dasgupta and directed by K.R. Omkar. June 21 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Natyaranga presents Chhotku, a comedy dramatised by Surajit Bandyopadhyay and directed by Swapan Sengupta. June 21 at Padatik’s Buildwell Theatre, 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 7 pm: A Slice of Life (English) — four short plays by well-known American screenwriter Frank D. Gilroy. Presented by Stagecraft and directed by Rohit Pombra. June 22 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Shohan presents Helmet, a comedy directed by Anish Ghosh. June 22 at Padatik’s Buildwell Theatre, 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 7 pm: Little Thespian presents Katha Collage-2, comprising four short stories: Sayeed Premi’s Rihaee (Urdu), Shailendra Srivastava’s Sapne Ki Baat (Hindi), Madhu Kankria’s File (Hindi) and Anis Rafi’s Polythene Ki Deewar (Urdu). Design and direction: Uma Jhunjhunwala. June 22 at Gyan Manch; 7 pm: Patton and Spandan present Koi Ek Raat, a play in Hindi, written, desgned and directed by Ashok Singh. June 23 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Hattamela Natyagosthi presents Rakshas Badh Pala. Direction: Gurudas Bandyopadhyay. June 23 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Furrut, a Blank Verse production based on Upendra Kishore Roychowdhuri’s masterpiece. Drama & direction: Raja Bhattacharya. June 23 at Purbashree, Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, Salt Lake; 6 pm: To mark the completion of 250 years of the Battle of Plassey, Natadha will stage the first show of its latest play, Plassey. Drama & direction: Shib Mukhopadhyay.


June 21 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: An evening of classical music featuring Jainul Abedin (vocal) with Laxmi Narayan Mishra (tabla) and Rajendra Prasad Banerjee (harmonium), and Prattyush Banerjee (sarod) with Indranil Mallik (tabla). June 22 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: Kalakhetram’s 21st annual programme features dances by its students. Direction: Sushmita and Subhashish Bhattacharya.


June 21: The French Association and Sa Re Ga Ma India Ltd present over 20 concerts all over the city: Planet M (Camac Street), 3.30 pm: Avijit Kundu (piano), Urban Reflektions (rock-jazz), Bhaboghure (folk), Rustik (rock), Brahma (folk-jazz), Debapriya and Samanwaya (vocal-sitar) and Camouflage (rock). The French Association, 5 pm: French songs by the students. Inox Forum, 6 pm: Lakhan Das Baul. The Blue Potato, 9.30 pm: Paul Mullick and his saxophone. Venom, 10 pm: DJ T2K. The Calcutta School of Music, 5 pm: The Calcutta Chamber Orchestra (Western classical). Planet M (Gol Park), 5 pm: 6th Veda - The Faps Band - Ekalabya. Akar Prakar, 7 pm: Classical Indian instrumental by Sougata Roy Chowdhury and Debajyoti Sanyal. Bouquet Garni, 7.30 pm: Vocal-sitar duet by Debapriya and Samanwaya. Princeton Club, 9 pm: Glass Onion (rock band). Soho Bar, 10 pm: Skinny Alley (band). Planet M (City Centre), 3 pm: Ragaaz (Bangla rock), Kingshuk Chakraborty (percussions) and Nightmare Abbey (rock). Inox (City Centre), 5.30 pm: Cassini’s Division. Music World (Park Street), 3.30 pm: Eeshaan (progressive nu-age Bangla rock) and Prithibi (Bangla rock). Oxford Bookstore, 5.30 pm: Tablatronics. Flury’s, 6 pm: Paul Mullick’s saxophone plays the golden ’60s. The Palladian Lounge, 7 pm: Lush, a five-member band presents jazz, bee-bop, fusion sound. Atrium, The Park, 7.30 pm: The Huckleberrys pays homage to beat poets from the ’60s. Someplace Else, The Park, 8 pm: Span presents rock ’n’ roll, jazz and groove. Roxy, The Park, 9 pm: DJ Ash (electronik music). Tantra, The Park, 10 pm: DJ Vishal and Varum (R&B, hip hop). June 21 at Uttam Mancha, 6 pm: Indian National Forum of Art & Culture presents a musical evening with Biman Mukhopadhyay, Haimanti Sukla and Mitra Banerjee.


June 21 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Bhupendra Nath Seal will speak in Bengali on Bharat Premik Swami Abhedananda.


Till June 22 at Soumya’s Creation, 57/9 Ballygunge Circular Road, #24614887; 10.30 am - 7 pm: Soumya’s Creation presents Monsoon Magic, an exhibition of cottons.


June 24 at Talpukur Girls High School, Satyajit Ray Mancha, Barrackpore; 1 pm: Barrackpore Quiz Club and S-TV are organising a mega cricket quiz for two-member teams. To be conducted by Ashoke Sanyal (#9830190982) and Sofiul Alam (#9433874844).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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