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Patricia Rozario floats effortlessly with a voice of liquid gold
Born in Bombay, Patricia Rozario studied at London’s Guildhall School of Music, winning the Gold Medal and the Maggie Teyte Prize. She went on to the National Opera Studio in London and won prizes at the Mozarteum, s’Hertogenbosch, B&H and IYCAC International Singing Competitions. Since then her career has developed in opera, concert work, recording and broadcasting. Her unique voice and artistry has inspired over 15 of the world’s leading composers to write for her, notably ArvoPärt and Sir John Tavener, who alone has now written over thirty works for her, making their collaboration unique in the contemporary field.
She has sung under Pritchard, Solti, Ashkenazy, Jurowski, Belohlavek, Gardiner, Pinnock, Ivan Fischer, Hickox and Andrew Davis, sung opera at Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Lyon, Lille, Bremen, Antwerp, Wexford, ENO, Glyndebourne and Opera North, and given concerts in North America, Canada, Russia, the Far East, Australia, throughout Europe, and at all the major UK venues, in recitals with Helmut Deutsch, Graham Johnson and Julius Drake among others.
Her wide concert and opera repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music. She has given the premiere performances of many pieces written especially for her, by Pärt, Roxanna Panufnik, JohnCasken, Jonathan Dove, Holt, Woolrich, ErrolynWallen, Andrew Gant and many by Tavener. She has appeared frequently at the BBC Proms.
Her extensive discography includes Blake’s The Passion of Mary (RPO), Songs of the Auvergne (Pritchard), Haydn's Stabat Mater (Pinnock), Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia (Hickox), Casken's Golem (a Gramophone award-winner), Hyperion Schubert Series, several major works of Tavener (Mary of Egypt, Akhmatova Songs (Isserlis), Eternity’s Sunrise (nominated for the Classical Brit Awards 2000), Schuon Lieder), Knaifel’s O Heavenly King, Górecki’s Good Night, Spanish Songs (Craig Ogden – guitar), Pärt'sL'abbéAgathon, Strauss songs (Charles Owen – piano), Pärt’s Face to Face and Tavener’s Epistle of Love.
Recently she performed with the LPO at the Royal Festival Hall with Jurowski, at Bath International Festival, Wigmore Hall and performances of ‘Faultline’ with the ShobanaJeyasingh Dance Company across the UK, Sweden and India. Future performances include recordings and recitals in Ireland (Wexford), Germany, India (Con Brio Festival), Cyprus, SnapeMaltings& Australia.
Patricia, together with her husband, Mark Troop, started a singing teaching programme in India three years ago. Giving Voice to India develops local talent, both individually and chorally, in the techniques of western singing. Its long term aim is to raise the standard of western music to an international level.
Patricia Rozario was awarded the OBE in the New Year’s
Honours, 2001 the Asian Women’s Award for achievement
in the Arts, 2002and the Global Goan Award, 2007. She is Professor
of Singing at the Royal College of Music, London.
Troop runs five festival events: the CMC Rare Music Series,
which explores neglected Classical repertory and has just presented
Concert 3 – Jadassohn, The Latin American Roadshow, a
multi-arts Festival dedicated to the culture of Latin America,
the Second Glance Festival of New Music – entirely second
performances – the festival ran again in 2007 and was
followed by a tour in South Africa, a new interactive festival
Inspired by China, (2009) featured in London’s China Now
Festival, an interactive platform for British & Chinese
musicians and composers, cabaret show I’m a Stranger Here
Myself has been touring Germany since being on the Edinburgh
Paather” (Kashmiri folk form of Shakrepare’s
King Lear), Directed by: M. K. Raina
The Play is based on Shakespeare's King Lear. Baadshah Paather
narrates the story of two fathers Baadshah and Bedar, and their
sons. The play talks about the father-son relationship and puts
into perspective the duties and responsibilities associated
with it, while simultanecouly touching upon a range of other
human emotions. The performance created by the Bhands is a Paather
adaption of the origional play, and brings together two very
different styles of working. The Bhand Paather is essentially
a verbal tradition and in this play the performers will, for
the first time, be working on a pre-written text. The translation
of the text, has therefore, been done keeping in mind the informality
and ease of the Paather tradition.
Bhand Pather is a bhand of the Kashmir region in which stories commemorating the lives of reshis (Islamic sages, or rishis) or more contemporary real or fictional figures are enacted. The storylines (or pathers) are often humorous and satirical, and farce is an essential component of the plays. more>>
Bhangrallem Goem ‘GOLDEN GOA’ is a socio-cultural organization that has been active in propagating cultural identity since past 7-8 years. Bhangrallem Goem a performance in Gaon folk, classical and semi-classical Sangeet, accompanied by a group of around 45 artist including technicians, designed and conceptualized by Prof.Purnanand Chari, has won rave review from every nook and corner of Goa as well as from Maharashtra, Karnataka etc. Bhangrallem Goem has got an overwhelming response from all corners, a heart throbbing performance at the International Film Festival IFFI, State Film Festival, World Goan’s Convention Meet, Guinness Book of World Records, Silver Jubilee Celebration of Mumbai High Court, GoaCentenary celebration of Canara Bank at Manglore and at several prestigious venues within and around the State of Goa, we wish to create waves by bringing this programme before audience.
Himanshu Suri, also known as Heems, is an American rap song singer. In addition to releasing solo music, he is 1/3rd of the influential alternative-rap group Das Racist. In 2008 Himanshu founded Greedhead Music, an independent record label distributed by Sony. He has also written about music and the South Asian diaspora for Village Voice, Stereogum, Vice, Death and Taxes, Alternet and more. Suri is from Queens, New York and serves on the board of directors for SEVA NY, a local immigrant rights non-profit. He is an alumnus of Wesleyan University and New York City's Stuyvesant High School.
|Krishna Leela - The Divine
Pastimes of Our Radiant Lord
Leela is not just a production or the ‘brain child’
of Srimati Verushka Pather. It is her offering to Shri Krishna
in form of Art. The amalgamation of dance, drama and poetry
brought forth the epic pastimes of the omniscient avatar,
Krishna Leela is the discovery and understanding of the true
essence of Sri Krishna through the spiritual journey of His
pure devotee, Poornamasi. The production takes the audience
into a state of spiritual bliss and exploration into the ventures
of Shri Krishna and His devoted Gopis. Krishna Leela brings
to communities an experience that has ingrained itself in
centuries of history, the pages of the Bhagavat Gita comes
alive in the utmost devotion of the Gopis. The perfect co-ordination
of Bharatnatyam and synchrony with drama creates one of the
greatest moments of history into an array of pure bliss. Krishna
Leela creates a platform, not only to appreciate the arts
but a platform to question ourselves and our own purpose in
life. She added that, “Lord Krishna’s leelas unfold
through the love and devotion of His Gopis. They showcase
the true purpose of the appearance of Krishna, the different
types of relationships devotees have with the Lord and the
ultimate message of complete surrender.”
life becomes too real, take a little time to dream’-
so says Lou Majaw, the veteran musician from Shillong, whose
contribution to the music scene in the country have inspired
musicians, and whose pioneering efforts in organizing the
annual Bob Dylan Jayanthi have resulted in the huge success
that it is today, since its inception on 24th May, 1972. Majaw
plays to packed audience in various cities across the country
and he is one of the most respected performing artistes in
India today. Music columnist D’Com examines the veteran
musician’s life and work.