City Academy to present musical evening in Goa

Date / Time
Sunday, January 02, 2011
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Times of India, Gurgaon / New Delhi
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Ruchika Rai | TNN

Gurgaon: The Kala Academy of Goa has picked Gurgaon-based Lorraine Music Academy to present a musical evening in Panjim on January 4.

The event will comprise performances by eminent Scottish musicians like Fali Pavri and Naomi Boole-Masterson, who will play compositions of legendary composers Chopin, Rachmaninov, Field, Schumann, Ginastara and John Mayer.

Kala Academy, a prestigious centre for performing arts and music, supported by Goa Tourism Development Corporation, has been training and enriching western music enthusiasts of Goa since 1952. The event is aimed at the concept of World Music Hour, which the Lorraine Music Academy has been tirelessly promoting in Gurgaon. Lorraine Fiona Aloysius, who runs the academy with her husband Aubrey, said, “We are honoured to work with Kala Academy of Goa and I believe this is the first time a Gurgaon-based music school has got the chance to deliver an event of this level.”

Fali Pavri who teaches piano at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, said: “During my performance in Gurgaon last month, I was overwhelmed by the knowledge the audience here had about classical piano tunes. They even requested me to play some of my own favourite numbers. It was a pleasant surprise,” said Pavri.