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SPIC MACAY goes international1 min read

September 24, 2012 2 min read

SPIC MACAY goes international1 min read

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Manipal: Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth (SPIC MACAY) held its first western classical music festival in the Manipal.edu building on September 24, with the intention of promoting and generating interests among the students regarding classical music. It was inaugurated by the Jnanpith award winner, U. R. Ananthamurthy.

The German cellist maestro and Grammy award nominee, Gustavo Tavares and Norwegian guitarist, Anders Clemens Oiens spun their magic on the audience with music that not only portrayed the culture of Norway but also had you sampling French, Vivaldi, Spanish cultures and a little bit of themselves too.

“It’s not necessary to be acquainted with different genres of music to be able to understand the feeling it portrays,” said Tavares, speaking on the response received.

Belinda Mendes, a first year student of Manipal School of Architecture and Planning (MSAP) commented on the concert saying, “It was a very soulful performance and I’m glad Manipal University is arranging international artists to perform. It expands our global exposure.”

Abraham Adegbola, a foreign exchange student, studying in Kasturba Medical College (KMC) said, “The performance was very soothing and lively. The soulful music was something I have never experienced before and it left me craving for more. I hope Manipal University continues to invite such musicians from across the world and increase the students’ exposure to classical music”.

Dr. Muralidhar V. Pai, Chairman of the Cultural Coordination Committee explained, “After the low student turn out last year, I’m happy to see that students are taking an initiative to give classical music a chance. It is a real mixture of student, faculty and music lovers.”

 

Sub-edited by Bhavani Seetharaman