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Once again, on Saturday, July 28, the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka (SOSL) will feature outstanding young Sri Lankan classical musicians at its annual Young Soloists Concert this year presenting two instrumentalists, Louis Page (Piano) and Mangala Abeysekera (Viola ) and two vocalists, Thivanthi Perera (Soprano) and Laknath Seneviratne (Bass). The concert will be held at the Ladies’ College Hall, Colombo 7 at 7 p.m. and the box plan and tickets are available at the Lionel Wendt.
Louis Page who studied piano with Bruce Sutherland in California, has given several solo recitals. He will be performing one of the most poetic of romantic piano concertos, F. Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Mangala Abeysekera, who is a pupil of Ananda Dabare, is a member of the viola section of the SOSL. She will be performing the viola concerto in D by K. Stamitz, which is probably his best known work, and is a good example of the early classical concerto.
Thivanthi Perera, who is a voice pupil of Naomi Guneratne, is also an accomplished pianist and violinist. She is a member of the violin section of the SOSL. She will be performing three popular arias from the operatic repertoire, Mozart’s ‘Dove Sono’ from ‘The marriage of Figaro’, Puccini’s ‘Musetta’s Waltz’ from ‘La Boheme’ and Dvorak’s ‘Song to the moon’ from ‘Rusalka’.
Laknath Seneviratne who is a pupil of Menaka de Fonseka has performed in several productions directed by her. He will be performing Mozart’s ‘Se vuol Ballare’ from the ‘Marriage of Figaro’ and the delightful aria ‘Der vogelfanger bin ich ja’ from the ‘Magic Flute’, and the ‘Toreador song’ from Bizet’s ‘Carmen’.
The orchestra will be conducted by Ananda Dabare.The Young Soloists Concert is being sponsored by HSBC for the 17th year in succession.comments powered by Disqus