Around the World on 88 Keys

01 July 2023, 06:30 pm
Around the World on 88 Keys
Programme Type
Cultural
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

Concert by Ishaan Leonard Rao, young pianist and composer, a prodigious talent in the world of music

The only Indian recipient of the Sony Music Group Global Scholar, Ishaan is currently studying piano under Georgian pianist, Girogi Mikdze at Berklee College of Music, Boston where received the prestigious certificate for ‘outstanding achievement’ by the piano department
 
 

Readings on Dance

30 June 2023, 06:30 pm
Readings on Dance
Programme Type
Talks
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

From 75 Years of Marg, co-edited by Anita Cherian and Urmimala Sarkar Munsi

Speakers: Anita Cherian, Ambedkar University, Delhi; Urmimala Sarkar Munsi, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University; and Navtej Singh Johar, artist and Founder, Studio Abhyas

Chair: Urmimala Sarkar Munsi

From its earliest issues, Marg has devoted considerable space to writings on dance. It has played a significant role in the classicization and canonization of forms that are known today as the eight classical dances of India. In a country like India, replete with its complex mesh of histories, living traditions, languages, and regional calendars, these writings have created awareness about traditions and transitions while keeping the aesthetics of presentation as a priority

(Collaboration: Marg Publications)

SUMMER SONATA – A FESTIVAL OF OPERA, BALLET AND CONCERT FILMS

27 June 2023, 06:30 pm
SUMMER SONATA – A FESTIVAL OF OPERA, BALLET AND CONCERT FILMS
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

Klemperer Conducts Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
(72 min; 1964; dvd; Black & White)

With Agnes Giebel (soprano); Marga Höffgen (contralto); Ernst Haefliger (tenor); Gustav Neidlinger (bass)

New Philharmonia Chorus and New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Otto Klemperer

A monumental interpretation of Beethoven’s iconic Choral Symphony that concludes with the Ode to Joy, conducted by one of the most towering Beethoven interpreters of his generation. Recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 8th November 1964.

Introduced by Sunit Tandon

SUMMER SONATA – A FESTIVAL OF OPERA, BALLET AND CONCERT FILMS

24 June 2023, 06:30 pm
SUMMER SONATA – A FESTIVAL OF OPERA, BALLET AND CONCERT FILMS
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

Spartacus (92 min; dvd)
Ballet by Yuri Grigorovich
With Vladimir Vasiliev, Natalia Bessmertnova, Maris Liepa, Nina Timofeyeva (The Bolshoi Ballet 1977)

Music: Aram Khachaturian 
Conductor: Algis Zhuratis

“The inherent cinematic approach in Grigorovich’s staging of Khachaturian’s score falls perfectly in place. Vladimir Vasiliev, as the slave who leads an unsuccessful revolt against the Romans, dances and acts at a heroic level that is the performance of a lifetime. …. It is also one of the best dance films ever made.” Anna Kisselgoff (The New York Times)

Introduced by Samaresh Chatterji

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

24 June 2023, 11:00 am
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Programme Type
Discussions
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

The Tiger Poet: New and Selected Poems

By Amit Dahiyabadshah (2021)
 

Malvi Folk, Kabir Bhajans and Nathpanthi

21 June 2023, 06:30 pm
Malvi Folk, Kabir Bhajans and Nathpanthi
Programme Type
Cultural
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

Presented by Ramchandra Gangoliya and party from Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

Ramchandra Gangoliya is a well-known folk singer and musician from Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. He is accompanied by artists on traditional folk instruments – manjira, dholak, timki, and kartal among others
 
Organised to mark World Music Day 2023

SUMMER SONATA – A FESTIVAL OF OPERA, BALLET AND CONCERT FILMS

20 June 2023, 06:30 pm
SUMMER SONATA – A FESTIVAL OF OPERA, BALLET AND CONCERT FILMS
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

Puccini: Tosca
(120 min; 2011; dvd; English subtitles)

With Angela Gheorghiu (Flora Tosca); Jonas Kaufmann (Mario Cavaradossi); Bryn Terfel (Baron Scarpia); Lukas Jakobski (Cesare Angelotti); Jeremy White (Sacristan); Hubert Francis (Spoletta); Zheng Zhong Zhou (Sciarrone); William Payne (Shepherd Boy); John Morissey (Gaoler)

A Royal Opera House Production in association with the BBC
Stage Director: Jonathan Kent
Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Jonathan Kent’s atmospheric and evocative production of Tosca features three of the finest singers; Angela Gheorghiu’s sensitively portrayed Tosca is paired with Jonas Kaufmann’s intense and compelling Cavaradossi, while Bryn Terfel is thrillingly malevolent as Scarpia. Antonio Pappano’s masterfully paced conducting captures all the drama and beauty of Puccini’s exhilarating opera.

Introduced by Sunit Tandon

SUMMER FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

16 June 2023, 06:00 pm
SUMMER FESTIVAL OF MUSIC
Programme Type
Cultural
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

Sitar Recital

By Soumendra Goswami from Delhi, disciple of Pandit Kushal Das

 

At 19:00
Hindustani Vocal Recital

By Shatavisha Mukherjee from Kolkata, disciple of Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar
 

IIC SUMMER FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

15 June 2023, 06:00 pm
IIC SUMMER FESTIVAL OF MUSIC
Programme Type
Cultural
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

Veena Recital

By Radhika Ramakrishnan from Delhi, disciple of Kalaimamani Vidushi R.Ramani

 

At 19:00
Carnatic Vocal Recital

By Sai Sundhar from Delhi, disciple of Dr. Radha Venkatachalam
 

FILMS OF THE SPIRIT

14 June 2023, 06:30 pm
FILMS OF THE SPIRIT
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

Curated by Rajiv Mehrotra

The River (France/UK)
(99 min; 1951; French/Bengali/English)
A film by Jean Renoir

Recipient of the International Award, Venice Film Festival 1951; NBR Award for Top Foreign Film, National Board of Review, USA 1951; and Top Ten Film Award for Best Film, Cahiers du Cinema 1951

Based on a novel by Rumer Godden, the film is a lyrical account of a British teenage girl’s romantic awakening during the last years of the Raj. Although Renoir choose not to recreate India in a studio but to film on location in India itself.

(Collaboration: Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama)