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Taipei Chinese Orchestra


【2017/18】2018/05/19 South India Rhapsody

Carnatic music is a system of music commonly associated with the southern India, it is composed with raga (the mode) and tala (the rhythmic cycles), the musicians’ improvisation and composition
are essential. The main emphasis in Carnatic music is on vocal music, even when played on instruments, they are meant to be performed in a singing style. Traditionally Carnatic music had mutual influence on and by the folk music and festive music, and eventually it shaped the Bollywood songs. Originally created from the fear of Nature, gradually evolving into the form of gods praising, today, Carnatic music is presented in concert with various elements from vocal, instruments to dance and drama.

For this occasion, four well-known Carnatic musicians are invited by TCO, including percussionist Poovalur SRIJI, specializing in the Mridangam & Kanjira, flutist and educator Raman KALYAN, saxophonist Prasant RADHAKRISHNAN who cleverly combined Jazz with Carnatic music, and Jonathan JONES, the first clarinetist in 52 years to win the Grand Prize of the Ft. Collins Symphony International Artist Competition, to interpret the musical heritage of South India.

Time:2018/05/19 Sat.19:30
Place:eslite Performance Hall
Price:300 500  Buy Ticket

Mridangam: Poovalur SRIJI
Saxophonist: Prasant RADHAKRISHNAN
Clarinet: Jonathan JONES
Flutist: Raman KALYAN
TCO Sizu Chamber Orchestra

To be announced