We have just found out that this year as part of the Glasgow music festival “Celtic Connections” students from the RCS will be performing works by the Indian composer and song writer A R Rahman alongside the BBCSSO plus students from the Chennai Conservatory in India and Indian instrumentalists. The most exciting part is that Mr Rahman will be performing with us.
The festival aims to promote both Celtic music and styles and genres from around the world. It is similar to the International Eisteddfod held in Llangollen, Wales each Summer.
Both festivals encourage and promote music aiming to improve interaction between different Countries and cultures through their music.
“Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival, Celtic Connections, celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe. Between 16th January – 2nd February 2014, 2,100 musicians from around the world will descend on Glasgow and bring the city to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, and free events.”
A R Rahman is a composer and song writer from India whose credits make him one of the world’s best selling recording artists. His website makes interesting reading and those who live in the UK may know him best for his soundtrack for the film “Slumdog Millionaire” which I used to love dancing to in the Bollywood style when I was at school.
The concert is due to take place at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on the 30th January 2014. This should be an excellent concert and it is a good opportunity for everyone to extend their knowledge of this composer and his music.
I am so excited to be involved and we should be getting the scores tomorrow 🙂
Do you have a favourite AR Rahman composition that you recommend I should take a look at?