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Bhoomija presents Indian Youth Symphony MLR Convention Centre, JP Nagar
January 12 @ 7:00 pm
Bhoomija presents Indian Youth Symphony
MLR Convention Centre, JP Nagar
Bhoomija presents Indian Youth Symphony – directed by Pravin Godkhindi and S Surendranath
Bhoomija’s signature ensemble creation with young musicians aged between 17 and 24 is back. Called Indian Youth Symphony ’19, the show is conceptualised by flautist Praveen Godkhindi based on a narrative by theatre director and playwright S Surendranath. 22 talented youngsters form the Symphony. The sets and lights are designed by Surendranath himself. Vasanthi Hariprakash lends her voice to the narrative and Divya Runwal has designed the costumes.
The show is scheduled for 7 PM, Sat, 12 Jan at MLR JP Nagar. Tickets priced at Rs. 300 are available on bookmyshow.com and will be at the venue on the day of the show.
Surendranath has titled the show “You can never step into the same river twice”. The narrative and the music are conceptualized around River Kaveri’s journey. “To me, music is like a river. As it flows, it cultivates the mind and gently washes the soul,” says he.
Praveen Godkhindi says: “To imagine all the aspects of a river from its birth till she joins the sea and interpret it musically is a beautiful challenge. We decided to stick to Indian acoustic instruments and the enormously talented youngsters are working hard. I sincerely hope that people enjoy this as much as we have bringing it to them”.
Gayathri Krishna, the Managing Trustee of Bhoomija says of the ensemble: “Youngsters, acoustic instruments, a well-known theatre director who has woven a narrative, an extraordinary flautist of our times wielding the baton, an aesthetic set, lighting and costume design, and an energetic voice for the narrative text – all the ingredients of a signature Bhoomija ensemble!
The young artistes are: Vocals: Srilakshmi Belmannu, Swati S Pandit, Sanjana Rao, Rakshita Bhaskar, Arundhati Dattaraj, Sumadhur AD, Venkat Athreya, Omkar Amarnath, Dhanuh Jagadish and Manojavvam Athreya. Veena: Rakshita Ramesh. Violin: Krithik Koushik, Archana Marathe, Sanath Kumar Naibhi and Rajagopalan. Flute: Shadaj Godkhindi, Shashank Jodidar and Rakesh Dath. Rhythms: Vinod Shyam Anoor, Prabodh Shyam Anoor, Roopak Kallurkar, and Pranav Dutt.
Ensemble work with youngsters is a concept that is rigourously promoted by Bhoomija. Extraordinary ensembles in the past have been directed by Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Vikku Vinayakram, Bombay Jayashri, HK Venkatram, Mysore Manjunath, Abhishek Raghuram, Giridhar Udupa and Jayachandra Rao, Vinod Anoor Shyam, Sriranjani Santhanagopalan, etc.