These days, the cacophony of chords and regular exercises has been turned in for different strains of music that reverberate through the walls of Yamaha’s practice rooms as the school presents a show ‘Moments Musicale’.
Practices for the show have been on for five months. With arrangements by Yarlini Sivapragasam and Tamara Ruberu, the show will bring together Yamaha’s 200 students in a two and a half hour celebration of music.
The last time the school saw such a large production was almost 13 years ago remembers Yarlini. With such a large group taking the stage, there is plenty of variety.
Since its inception in Sri Lanka in 1922 with M.L.C. Caderamanpulle (Pvt) Limited as its agent, Yamaha has come a long way from manufacturing its famous reed organs.
Today, the Yamaha line which ranges from music instruments to motorcycles and electronic appliances has extended its enthusiasm toward the education in the arts as well.
Established in 1980, the music school offers lessons specializing in organ, guitar, drums and voice training for the Trinity, Royal and Lyceum examinations.
A celebration of their students’ work and talent, ‘Moments Musicale’ reaches out into the genres of pop, rock and jazz in addition to the classical music segments.
The vocal segments include performances by notable students and alumni who have participated in national level competitions with a sprinkling of dance numbers to lighten the show.
Special performances include a 15- piece percussion arrangement by well known percussionist Greg Pallegama. Look out for fun, toe-tapping numbers from popular Sinhala music as well.
The Yamaha Music School presents ‘Moments Musicale’ in aid of the National Stroke Association of Sri Lanka on November 1 at 7 p.m. at the Bishop’s College Auditorium.
Tickets priced at Rs. 2500 (reserved), 2000, 1500, 1000 and 500 are available at the Yamaha Music School.
The Yamaha School of Music is usually buzzing during weekday afternoons and weekends. Youngsters and adults alike walk in carrying compact violin and recorder cases or bulkier instruments.