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News |  06 Mar 2009 | by RnMTeam

Vienna Chamber Orchestra to perform in Shillong

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MUMBAI: As part of the celebration of 60 years of India-Austria diplomatic relations, the world-famous Vienna Chamber Orchestra will be performing here on March 11.

The western classical orchestra, one of the leading cultural ambassadors of Austria, will perform along with the Shillong Chamber Choir, PTI Report

The organisers said a mosaic of classical pieces from Mozart, excerpts of music from the eternal 'The Sound of Music' will be dished out besides medley of Western-Khasi music set to the orchestra tunes from the folk opera Sohlyngngem composed by Neil Nongkynrih.

Seventeen members of the orchestra will represent the Veinna Chamber Orchestra, which has been under the leadership of music icons like Yehudi Menuhin and Alfred Brendall.

The Musical Director of the Veinna Chamber Orchestra, Joji Hattori, a renowned concert violinist, will render some solo pieces at a concert which will be held at the Aurobindo Auditorium here, a happening place for rock music in the country.