The Bangalore School of Music hosts Of Life And Love, a concert of poetry set to music
Lieder, or the setting of poetic verse to Western Classical music, has produced some of the most soothing pieces in Classical history, from Schubert to Chopin. The Bangalore School of Music celebrates Lieder and art songs in Of Life and Love, a concert featuring Scotland-trained Indian-born mezzo-soprano, Ankna Arockiam and The Bangalore School of Music’s Jonas Olsson (Baritone), a Swedish national, accompanied on the piano by aspiring pianist from Ahmedabad, Shantanu Patel. The concert will be a journey through the clear lakes, barren plains and lonely cottages that these poems awaken.
Ankna Arockiam recently debuted at the National Centre of Performing Arts, Mumbai with the Symphony Orchestra of India and has performed in the UK, Europe and India. She is also a member of several choirs in Glasgow, including the award-winning Les Sirenes.
Jonas Olsson heads the vocal department at The Bangalore School of Music and also leads The Bangalore Men, the only all-male voices ensemble in India focusing exclusively on the Leider Western Classical repertoire. “I love that every song is a story shown through a poem. It depicts very vivid images and celebrates nature and beauty,” says Jonas.
The concert has an exhaustive set-list, with songs by Schubert, Brahms as well as some unknown Scandinavian composers, which will help the audience understand how emotions can be ex-changed through music.
Rs.249. Tomorrow, 6:30 pm. At The Bangalore School of Music, RT Nagar