SOSL's concert of Romantic Masterworks
The Sri Lankan pianist Harsha Abeyaratna, now resident in the States,
will be the soloist in the concert of Romantic Masterworks by the
Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka to be held on May 23 at the Ladies
College Hall 7.00 p.m. The conductor for this performance of the
Symphony Orchestra will be Ananda Dabare well-known for his passionate
interpretation of the works of the Russian masters.
The programme for the evening will include the Sri Lanka premiere of
Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.4. Music lovers will also enjoy two enchanting
excerpts from Greig's popular Peer Gynt suites and Rachmaninov's lyrical
1st Piano Concerto.
Of all composers Tchaikovsky is one of the most popular for audiences
all over the world. His symphonies have been described as being the
cornerstones of orchestral repertoire for over a century. The Symphony
No.4 which was composed in the years 1877-78 was considered by
Tchaikovsky to be one of best symphonies. In fact he has described his
feelings "I adore terribly this chid of mine."
Norway's most celebrated composer and the country's musical voice
Edvard Greig's Peer Gynt is a five act play in verse about the
adventures of the legendary hero, for which Greig was asked by Ibsen in
1874 to compose incidental music.
Sergei Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto in F Sharp Minor was his first
major work which he completed in 1890 when he was 18 years. He performed
the first movement at the Moscow Conservatory three days before his
the soloist Harsha Abeyaratne is a pianist and Associate professor of
Music at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio and enjoys an active
career as a soloist, accompanist, chamber musician and teacher. The
concert on May 23 is sponsored by the Norwegian Embassy.
The Graduation Exhibition 2010
The Graduation Exhibition featuring the creations of the design
projects carried out by the students during the four years of University
based education will be held from 8 to 10 May at the National Art
Gallery in Colombo.
Arangethram of Muthukumari
The Arangethram, the debut ceremony for Bharatha Natyam, of Rangana
Muthukumari Kahapala Arachchi will take place on the 15May at the John
de Silva memorial hall.
She was an old girl of Panadura Sri Sumangala College. Subsequently
she took an interest in Bharatha Natya and took part in many Bharatha
and upcountry dance competitions. She is an undergraduate at the
University of Kelaniya.