SAMYO with the Indian orchestral music is a pioneering concept, writes Rajitha Saleem
SAMYO, the national youth orchestra delivered their annual showcase concert in their illustrious glory at Beck theatre, London.
The orchestra comprised of eight students from the North of England who came from places ranging from Bolton, Manchester, Liverpool and Leicester. It was commendable to note that many of them shared the stage for the first time.
Jainee-Khushali Mayoor Patel from Bolton led with the Saxophone and Sitar on the concert which features a modern, classical repertoire of Indian orchestral music. The concert was marked with exotic melodies, rich rhythms, and a new chorus of voices. The theme of the concert was to celebrate the musical inspirations in everyday life.
SAMYO is believed to be a pioneering orchestra, which features an array of Indian instruments, and has a style which draws from Indian devotional, folk and classical as well as popular music including western classical/jazz.
The members of SAMYO seem to have thoroughly enjoyed performing to a packed audience. “I hope more students will feel inspired to join SAMYO by auditioning for 2016/17 via Milapfest website,” said Jainee-Khushali.
“This concert was particularly important for parents and children alike, as it introduced them to various opportunities that will be available for our children. As for the children, it was an open pathway to a National Orchestra with rare to find training sessions with international maestros,” said Mayoor Patel , BCAO, National Advisory Council member of Milapfest trust.