The Spirit of South Asia Concert


On the occasion of its third anniversary, The South Asian Symphony Foundation (SASF), in association with Social Friendly, presents The Spirit of South Asia, a digital gitanjali (musical offering) by the musicians of the South Asian Symphony Orchestra (SASO). The Foundation is dedicated to the cause of peace in South Asia, guided by the belief that music transcends borders and bridges divides.


Watch the digital concert of the South Asian Symphony Orchestra below:



Concert Programme


“Paimana Bede” (Afghan folk song)

Amanullah Noori, violin | Murtaza Muhammadi, rubab


Violin Sonata No. 4, I. Moderato (inspired by Raaga Shivranjani)

Walter Kaufmann, arr. Priyanka Venkatesh

Priyanka Venkatesh, violin | Vijay Venkatesh, piano


Surangani: A Sinhalese Baila

A. E. Manoharan

Nivanthi Karunaratne, horn


Syrinx, L. 129

Claude Debussy

Dilshad Billimoria Posnock, flute


Melodies from Everest

Gopal Yonjan, arr. Rakjumar Shrestha

Sudhakar Wasti, violin


Selections from ‘Sardari Begum’: A Tribute to the late Vanraj Bhatia (ad libitum)

Vanraj Bhatia, arr. Rohan Ramanan

Rohan Ramanan, English horn


“Adiga, Adiga” (from the film Ninnu Kori)

Gopi Sunder, arr. Bollypiano

Farhad Billimoria, violin | Vivian Anastasiu, keyboard | Xiao Qing Shang, double bass


Javārī Ratios for flute and electronics

Meera Gudipati

Meera Gudipati, flute


6 Klavierstücke, Op. 118, No. 3 - Ballade in G minor, allegro energico

Johannes Brahms

Vijay Venkatesh, piano


“Maa Tujhe Salaam”

A. R. Rahman, arr. Anusha Madapura

Anusha Madapura, violin


A Medley with Mozart: Chinna Chinna Aasai

W. A. Mozart, A. R. Rahman, arr. Soundarie David Rodrigo

Soundarie David Rodrigo, piano

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