The someone said to me recently, “It’s raining concerts!” And long may the showers continue!
As you will see, there’s a Hungarian cultural invasion on the cards too.
Here’s the line-up for the next two months:
26 March 2013 at 7:30 pm: Haydn Baryton Trio hosted by Rudi Kammermeier at Art Chamber, Calangute.
Click here for tickets and further details.
This is a wonderful trio, centred around a very interesting instrument, the baryton, a bowed multi-stringed instrument for which Haydn alone had written almost 200 compositions (of which 126 are trios for viola, cello and baryton, which this ensemble also comprises). It ought to worth attending just to see and hear this ‘extinct’ instrument come back to life.
27 March 2013, 6. 30 pm, Bom Jesus Basilica Old Goa: The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge: Sacred Choral Concert for Holy Week
The event is supported by the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman, and the Bom Jesus Basilica Old Goa.
The concert includes music by Allegri, Byrd, Britten, Poulenc, Purcell and Tavener.
A lot of you will remember the historic concerts of the Gulbenkian and the Trinity Cambridge choirs in Old Goa. This concert promises to be in that league, so do be there!
I’ve attached a poster, so do print off posters if you can and put them up at church notice-boards and other prominent places. It would help if the event were also mentioned after Sunday Mass at local parishes in Goa in the run-up to the concert.
Contact me (9011051950) if you wish to have posters and are not able to print them off.
2nd April 2013, Kala Academy 6.30 pm: Concert by the Bager trio (flute, bassoon, piano), England.
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I’ve attached a poster for this concert as well.
It’s an unusual ensemble not seen too often on the Goan stage. The programme includes works by Bach, Beethoven, Donizetti, Reinecke and Tippett.
This is a benefit concert in aid of Child’s Play (India) Foundation, which works to promote and teach western classical music to India’s underprivileged children.
It’s for a good cause, so do support us. We would gladly accept help from volunteers to help with logistics in the run-up to the concert and on the day. Drop me an email or call 9011051950.
7th April 2013 Maquinez Palace, 6.30 pm. Recital by Maruoan Benabdallah, piano, organised by ProMusica
Marouan is no stranger to Goa, and he loves performing here.
Click here for a glowing review in the New York Times of his American debut at Carnegie Hall in 2011:
And here for a review in the Washington Post of his concert earlier this month.
Donation passes are now available at Furtados Music stores in Panjim and Margao.
Marouan Benabdallah has dedicated this concert to his teacher, the celebrated Goan-origin piano pedagogue Prof. Noel do Carmo Flores (1935-2012).
Please pick up your donation passes early to avoid disappointment. The venue (Maquinez Palace auditorium has a limited capacity of only about 200 or so.
12th April, 2013, St. Michael’s church, Taleigao, 6.30 pm: Chamber music concert by the Kodály String Quartet
This ensemble ranks among the all-time greats in the history of string quartets, so to have them in Goa is a rare honour and treat.
The concert is organised by Child’s Play (India) Foundation. The Kodály String Quartet are regular visitors to Bombay, and we are thrilled to help bring them to Goa.
This is the line-up for the immediate future.
Please pencil in these dates in your diary, and spread the word. Forward this email to as many people as you can.
One other reason I’ve sent this list out is so that there might not inadvertently be a scheduling of other classical music concerts on the same dates as the above, by other organisers.
Let’s help each other to have a vibrant concert calendar in Goa!