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Young India-UK musicians at Concert for Friendship with A.R Rahman

Young India-UK musicians at Concert for Friendship with A.R Rahman

Chennai witnessed a night of pure musical magic as the highly anticipated Concert for Friendship marked the crescendo of the year-long  India/UK  Together, a Season of Culture.  The event was organised by the KM Music Conservatory in collaboration with British Council and was a celebration of the shared cultural heritage between India and the UK.

The India/UK Together, a Season of Culture, is a landmark program organised by British Council to mark India’s 75th anniversary. The Season of Culture focuses on creating opportunities for emerging artists – connecting them with their UK counterparts and providing the collaborations an unprecedented stage. Concert For Friendship brings together young, talented artists from India and the UK, and underlines the British Council’s commitment to creating opportunities for artists.

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Held at the Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall in Chennai, the event had  100 young musicians, between the ages of 8-20, coming together to perform a wide range of popular works by Puccini, Verdi, Grieg, and Beethoven. The performance also included Scottish melodies, Naga and Tamil folk songs, and Carnatic melodies, all performed by the orchestra and choir. Soprano Divya Iyer also graced the stage with her presence, adding a glitz to the already mesmerising musical experience.

The highlight of the evening was the world premiere of Malabar, composed and performed by guitarist Matt Bacon.The AR Rahman Foundation’s Sunshine Orchestra and Sistema Scotland’s Big Noise were also part of the performance, showcasing their exceptional talent and passion for music.