Grand Vocal Concert by Vijay Siva. Free for Dhvani members.
Franz Schubert greatly admired Beethoven and modeled his Octet in F major on Beethoven’s famous Septet, using a similar six-movement structure and instrumentation. However, Schubert added an additional violin to the string complement. Schubert balances entertainment and ambition in his writing through jaunty dances, hummable tunes, and heart-rending moments. Like Beethoven’s Septet, these elements are married with virtuosic moments led by the first violinist and clarinetist. The Octet in F major is the largest of Schubert’s chamber works in instrumentation and duration.
HuaYun Dance Group - Culturally rich revues featuring a mix of performing arts date back over 2000 years in China.
This program will give audiences a taste of some of these arts, including dances, instrumental
music, martial-arts, “face-changing” masks, and more. The performances will highlight the
unique expressive styles and rhythms of Chinese classical dance and diverse dances of China’s
ethnic minority peoples.
Isaya Oleporuo, a Maasai Warrior from a remote village in northern Tanzania, loves to share his culture with others. In his interactive “Growing up Maasai” program you will learn about this peaceful, kind and sharing people who live in extended-family homes (bomas). Maasai life has remained largely unchanged for the past several centuries. The arts and its symbolism is very rich in Maasai culture. Isaya will show and demonstrate their traditions, dress, beautiful jewelry (available for purchase to help the Maasai women), dance and song. He will tell about the roles of elders, young men and women in their culture. Boys learn from fathers about becoming warriors who are guardians of their cows and servant-leaders for their people. In the past, girls have become wives and mothers at a very young age. You will also learn about Isaya’s work to rescue young girls from forced childhood marriage and finding sponsors to help them further their education.
Lalgudi Jayaraman (1930-2013) had a unique attribute: a visual imagination. He painted characters and settings on his mindscreen as he composed his music. His compositions became the auditory forms of the visual scenarios he imagined. He found greater freedom to do this by opting for ragas never used before for the genres he chose.
That is how his jatiswaram in Raga Rasikapriya depicts a shipwrecked couple exploring an uninhabited island, the varnam in Charukesi follows a woman deluded into playing hide- and-seek with the lover - who has never left her side! The tillana in Pahadi has a God dancing on the mountain, protecting nature and the environment, to nourish body and soul.
My script and directorial design grew out of listening to the master bowman’s music from childhood. My understanding acquired more dimensions when I interviewed him and reviewed his concerts as a critic (The Hindu). Now JustUs Repertory combines dance, music and storytelling to recreate the visual scenarios for the music as imagined by the composer. We also roam with him through the village scenes of his childhood which inspired him in his life and music.
Sheejith Krishna rises to the challenges of the choreography with flair and innovative vision.
Sometimes the best art is unplanned. Fire up all your senses as Phil Maneri’s musical talent pairs with musicians, dancers, and a projectionist for an improv conversation using the language of music. These are Columbus’ best artists taking you on a one-of-a-kind journey where inspiration melds music, movement, and video art in real-time.
Additional details coming soon.