Thursday 28 Sep 2023

KA’s western music dept holds Founder’s Day Concert

KA’s western music dept holds Founder’s Day Concert


The Department of Western Music of Kala Academy Goa organised the Founder’s Day Concert at the Institute Menezes Branganza hall, Panaji.

Every year, it’s founder, Goan musician Antonio Fortunato Figueiredo, is commemorated in the month of August through Founders’s Day Concert.

The Concert consisted of solos, duos, chamber music, choral recitals and ensembles by the students. The highlight of the evening was Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 70, conducted by Maestro Romeo Monteiro, and played by the Kala Academy Symphony Orchestra.

This full-fledged orchestra, consisting of students and teachers, complete with all the sections (strings, reeds, brass and percussion), playing an entire symphony in all its beauty and dynamism, is indeed a considerable achievement for Kala Academy Goa.

The members of the Kala Academy Symphony Orchestra who performed were:

Beverly Vaz (leader), Shannon Fernandes, Krystal de Souza, Carina Paes, Bento Rodrigues, Lemuella D’Mello, Joshua Dias, Vanya Costa Pereira and Gorette Pinheiro (Violin I); Adriano Bragança, Niah Noronha, Lisa Bragança, Vivek Costa Frias, Sarah D’Souza, Marina Vaz, Savio Fernandes, Melvin Fernandes and Velerio Mascarenhas (Violin II); Brandon Fernandes, Pearl Lobo, Leanne Costa Pereira, Katia de Heredia, Nyana, Nicole, Samantha Botelho and Rhea Dias (Viola); Rheanne Mendes, Daanish Crasto, Joann, Tracii Menezes, Rhys Braganza, Tabitha D’Mello, Larissa Fernandes and Alana Andrade (Violoncello); Noel de Souza, Edgar Mendes and Vozlar Pereira (Contrabass); Preethi Coutinho, Roy Menezes, Ian Lobo and Antonio Azavedo (Reed section); Kristine Sanfrancisco, Karoline Sanfrancisco, Sofie Sanfrancisco and Deborah Pereira (Brass section) and Ranisa Azavedo (Timpani). Conducted by Fr Romeo Monteiro, Director of the Department of Western Music of Kala Academy.

Meritorious students, who excelled in the various disciplines like Violin, Viola, Cello, Pianoforte, Classical Guitar, Solo Singing, Electronic Keyboard, Solfeggio and Musicology, for the academic year 2022 were awarded prizes handed over by Vinesh Arlenkar, Member Secretary of Kala Academy and Fransquinha Oliveira, Director of Administration of the Kala Academy Goa.

Among the awardees was Carolyn Nunes, who successfully completed the Graduate Level Course (of 13-year duration) in Pianoforte offered by the institution. The entire programme was anchored by Beverly Vaz and Joshua Dias.

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