A DISTINGUISHED Portuguese pianist will delight the hearts of classical music lovers this week. Bangalore School of Music and its cultural partner Fundacao Oriente are organising a "celebrity recital" by Adriano Jordao.
He has played with the most famous orchestras and conductors of the world, and concerts have taken him to North and South America, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Together with other greats including Ileana Contrubas, he formed the ensemble Ivocalst dedicated to chamber vocal repertoire.
The 57-year-old musician has founded several world festivals such as the Macao International, Festivals of Lisbon, Costa Verde, Azores Matens, and Majorca. He has been awarded the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government, Medal of Merit of Malta, and The Swiss Medal among many others. He has also recorded innumerable CDs with the music of Debussy, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, and Schubert, to name a few. At The Park Hotel on March 25 at 7 p.m. Entry Rs. 250, phone BSM at 5484064.
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SORRY Delhi-valas, but there's at least one Bangalore playwright who holds a rather low opinion of your city! Something good came out of it, though: an idea for a new play.
Upcoming playwright Vijay Nair was disturbed by the series of news reports he saw on TV, of women in Delhi being kidnapped and gang-raped. It made him start thinking about the grim subject of marital rape. (Grim subjects are not new to Nair, as those who have seen his "Scars in my Memory" and "Shadows on the Wall" would know.)
"The Window", which is being staged this week, tells the story of a couple in the autumn of their lives. The children have grown up and left for vocational pursuits and the two protagonists find themselves alone in the "home" they have built together for over 25 years. They revisit all the moments they shared and did not share together.
Starring in roles that seem almost tailor made for them are the veteran actor-couple Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, founders of Artistes Repertory Theatre (ART). The play is "a tribute to ART for having completed 20 years".
Directed by Sukhita Aiyer. Tickets Rs.100, available at Café de Paris (Alliance Francaise) and Super Market (Brigade Road), apart from the venue on the days of the show. At the Auditorium, Alliance Française, from March 26 to 29 at 7.30 p.m.
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IT'S called "gallery g", all lower case, as in e.e.cummings. It's the newest art gallery to open in the City, and it's the brainchild of Gitanjali Maini. This gallery specialises in lesser known artists, and relatively affordable art (most works here cost under Rs. 30,000).
Paintings by Pune-based artists will be featured till end April, after which there will be solo exhibitions, starting with one by the Kerala-based Balamurali.
It's not paintings and sculptures alone that will find their way into gallery g. It could be "anything art-related", such as antique lamps and chandeliers, and even furniture. The gallery is located on 7th Cross (near Hotel Rama) off Lavelle Road. For more details contact 2219275 or email@example.com or log on to www.gallerygbangalore.com
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