western classical music

Zubin Mehta keen to perform in Jammu and Kashmir


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Celebrated Western music conductor Zubin Mehta says he is keen to perform in Jammu and Kashmir as the state "has gone through difficult times" and ... Read more...

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German honour for Zubin Mehta


July 14th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India-born Western classical music maestro Zubin Mehta will be honoured by Germany with its grand cross order of merit by new German Ambassador to ... Read more...

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Soon, a film on Satyajit Ray’s character Shonku


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Late filmmaker Satyajit Ray's son Sandip Ray said on his father's 92nd birth anniversary Wednesday that he will make a film on Professor Shonku, a ... Read more...

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Tagore in symphony with Bach and Beethoven - in Germany


April 17th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) He regaled masses at the Kolkata film fest inauguration last year and will Wednesday blend Tagore with masters such as Bach before highly discerning listeners ... Read more...

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Fusion music to debut at Beating Retreat


January 28th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) For the first time, fusion music will be part of the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk Sunday, marking the culmination of the 63rd ... Read more...

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When yoga and classical music combine to heal


July 21st, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Agra, July 21 (IANS) What do you get when you combine the elaborate postures of yoga with the soothing strains of Indian classical music? A novel music therapy for the ... Read more...

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Our musical success lies in our chemisty: Loy Mendonsa


July 5th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 5 (IANS) Loy Mendonsa, who along with Shankar Mahadevan and Ehsaan Noorani forms Bollywood's most successful musical trio, ascribes their success to one word: chemistry.And after delivering ... Read more...

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When Congress headquarters was Suu Kyi’s home


November 13th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, released from prison Saturday, once lived at the bungalow here that is the Congress headquarters, occupying a room now ... Read more...

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We are not entertainers: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Interview)


August 19th, 2010 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, whose new album attempts a unique mix of Indian classical and Western orchestra, says he is not an entertainer ... Read more...

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PM releases Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s new album


August 9th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday released Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's new album "Sarod symphony". The album also features the musician's sons - Amaan Ali Khan ... Read more...

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Artists from across India to pay homage to Tagore (Lead)


July 18th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Be it a play in Punjabi, a puppet show or Western classical music, the works of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore will come alive in many hues ... Read more...

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Park Ridge Singers Perform In India Tour


July 16th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 16, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The internationally acclaimed choir Voices of Baha'i was in a unique 19-day choral tour in India recently and they were joined by two Park Ridge singers ... Read more...

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Symphony Orchestra Of India Debuts In The International Market


June 14th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Symphony Orchestra of India, the first professional orchestra of western classical music of the country, debuted in the International arena on last Friday.In 2006, the National Center ... Read more...

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Assamese musician launches school in Bangalore


May 25th, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, May 25 (ANI): An Assamese musician has launched a school in Bangalore to promote western classical music, and at the same time, spread the message of oneness and harmony across the ... Read more...

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Wayne Sharpe first American to do ‘Vande Mataram’ version


March 19th, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) New York-based Wayne Sharpe, who is composing a new version of "Vande Mataram" for "Raajneeti", says he is the first American to work on the ... Read more...

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Gulzar Goes International


March 19th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):New York-based American music composer Wayne Sharpe, best known for his award-winning background scores in Prakash's Gangaajal and Apaharan, now doing the background for Jha's Raajneeti, ... Read more...

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“Vampire Weekend” To Perform On Jan 21


January 21st, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems that American indie pop band Vampire Weekend has a lot of things lined up for 2010. The name of the band has been taken ... Read more...

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John McLaughlin receives Haafiz Ali Khan Award


November 25th, 2009 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) English jazz and fusion artist John McLaughlin was awarded the Haafiz Ali Khan Award 2009 for his contribution to the world of music here Tuesday. McLaughlin was presented with ... Read more...

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Delhi International Arts Festival goes to malls, historic sites


September 26th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Delhi International Arts Festival (DIAF), the capital's answer to the Edinburgh festival, will reach out to the common man this year with interactive music and folk ... Read more...

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Bhatkhande University to also teach Western classical music


August 25th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 25 (IANS) One of the prestigious destinations for learning Hindustani classical music, the Bhatkhande Music Institue University, in this state capital will now also impart training in Western classical music, ... Read more...

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A fusion of Indian classical dance heads to Malaysia


April 6th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 6 (IANS) Malaysia's classical dance guru Ramli Ibrahim has tied up with Australia-based Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi exponent Anandvalli to stage a dance performance that sheds new light on Indian ... Read more...

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Mumbai attacks inspired value of unity: Amjad Ali Khan


February 10th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) The Mumbai terror attacks that shocked the entire nation last year also inspired the "value of togetherness" among Indians, sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan said here Tuesday."What ... Read more...

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Amjad Ali Khan, European orchestra team up for concert in India


February 5th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra led by acclaimed Welsh composer David Murphy will embark on a six-city tour of India beginning Feb ... Read more...

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No recession here, youngsters croon their way to the bank


January 30th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) At a time when campus recruitments are seriously hit, youngsters, especially from the northeast, are crooning their way into jobs as professional singers in pubs and restaurants ... Read more...

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Salman has a heart of gold: Subhash Ghai


November 21st, 2008 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai has given many hits in the past, but for his forthcoming venture "Yuvvraaj", he credits actor Salman Khan. He says the project would ... Read more...

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”Rock On” rocks New Delhi


September 7th, 2008 - 9:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 7 (ANI): A music concert ''Rock On'' by the cast of Bollywood movie by the same name enthralled New Delhi on Saturday. The concert was held in an open-air ... Read more...

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‘Jazz’ a theatrical tribute to Bollywood’s unsung musicians


July 25th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) "Invented by the devil for the torture of the saints" - that is how playwright Ramu Ramanathan defines jazz in his play of the same ... Read more...

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Zubin Mehta fans, get set for some Mumbai magic


July 18th, 2008 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Zubin Mehta, the internationally acclaimed Los Angeles-based music conductor of Indian origin, will enthral his fans at a series of charity concerts here in October. The Oct 7-12 ... Read more...

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Russian orchestra brings romance of Tchaikovsky to capital


April 25th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The conductor of a Russian orchestra said his group enjoyed playing a rich collection of Western classical works by famous composers like Pytor Tchaikovsky here since the ... Read more...

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A.R. Rahman to bring Western classical and Indian ragas closer


April 7th, 2008 - 8:44 am ICT by admin
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) It took music maestro A.R. Rahman three years to finish the album for the stage adaptation of "The Lord Of The Rings", working with 200 ... Read more...

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Rahman plans second music conservatory in West Bengal


April 4th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) After setting up his first western classical music conservatory in Chennai, music maestro A.R. Rahman plans to set up the second one in Kolkata. He said he would ... Read more...

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Kazakh musician to perform “Madame Butterfly” opera in Mumbai


February 9th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb.9 (ANI): Renowned Kazakh classical violinist Marat Bisengaliev will perform the "Madame Butterfly opera at Mumbai's Jamshedji Bhabha Theatre in the National Centre for the Performing Arts on February 27. Bisengaliev ... Read more...

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