The concert is titled “Ode to Joy”, inspired by the 4th movement of Beethoven’s 9th symphony. The theme of the concert is celebrating joy as an antithesis to war and terror and to reiterate the common bond of human existence regardless of different social and belief systems.
Content wise, in this concert, will showcase and interpret some of the greatest creations of art by different artists, at different times in history which are related to the concept of war/ violence or peace. The legendary artists who will be represented are – Beethoven, Rabindranath, Charles Chaplin, Picasso, poems by Gulzar and Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Joy Goswami, Srijato, Satyajit Ray (Goopi Bagha) , Michael Jackson, Shakespeare, Michael Jackson, John Lenon, Bob Dylan and very contemporary theatre by thespian Arun Mukherjee.
SOUMITRA CHATTERJEE – Readings
USHA UTHUP – English Vocals
MITA VASISHT – Theatre
MIR AFSAR ALI – READINGS
SUMAN MUKHERJEE – THEATRE
SUDARSHAN CHAKRABORTY – CHOREOGRAPHY
KOLKATA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – WESTERN CLASSICAL MUSIC (Beethoven)
ROHINI RAYCHAUDHURY – BENGALI AND ENGLISH VOCALS
LIGHTS – DINESH PODDAR
ABANTI CHAKRABORTY – THEATRICAL DIRECTION AND OVERALL SUPERVISION
SOUNAK CHATTOPADHYAY – OVERALL DIRECTION, SCRIPT AND VOCALS.
THE SOCIAL AND HUMAN PERSPECTIVE
In this concert we wish to donate as much as we can to two families of victims of the Uri attacks in Kashmir of 2016. Biswajit Ghorui and Gangadhar Dolui of Gangasagar area and Howrah area respectively, were two young men who were killed in the Uri terror attacks. They were the only earning members of their family. So helping these families to the best of our ability is a priority, other than the cultural showcasing.
ESL Member can collect free invitation card from Ei Samay office from 28th- 31st Jan’19 between 2-5pm on a first cum first serve basis. Conditions apply.