The Music of A. R. Rahman


Wednesday 4 September 2013 at 7.30pm

Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0600

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 

Matt Dunkley  conductor

Noreen Khan  presenter

Shin DCS  tenor

Roopa Panesar  sitar

Lisa Mallett  flute

Lilly-Jane Young  soprano

Sandor Stürbl  tenor

CBSO Chorus  

Suite from Warriors of Heaven and Earth

Theme from Lagaan

Chaiyya Chaiyya – with Shin DCS and Roopa Panesar

Suite from The Rising: The Ballad of Mangal Pandey

Cry of the Rose from Roja – with Lisa Mallett

Suite from Robot (Enthiran)

Nahi Samne from Taal – with Shin DCS

Suite from 127 Hours

Suite from Lord of the RIngs  – with Lilly-Jane Young and Sandor Stürbl


Theme from Bombay – with Lisa Mallett

A Tribute to Indian Composers – medley featuring R K Sekhar, M S Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy, Naushad Ali, Ilayaraja, Madan Mohan, Salil Chowdhury, Lakshmikant-Pyarelal, Jatin-Lalit, Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, A R Rahman, R D Burman

Suite from Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Theme from Swades – with Mark Bousie, accordion

Suite from Subhash Bose: The Forgotten Hero

Changing Seasons from Ravaan – with Shin DCS

Suite from Meenaxi: Tale of Three Cities

Suite from Slumdog Millionaire – with Roopa Panesar, encore with Shin DCS

He’s been called “the Mozart of Madras” – and composer A. R. Rahman is a true   living legend. His 100-plus film scores include Indian classics such as Lagaan,    Bombay, Roja and Dil Se, whilst Slumdog Millionaire, 127   Hours and Elizabeth: The Golden Age have brought his irresistible   brand of melody to audiences around the world. Tonight, with conductor Matt   Dunkley and presenter Noreen   Khan we bring you a spectacular full orchestral tribute to A. R. Rahman   and his music, from the film scores such as Bombay and The Lord of   the Rings. You’ll never hear them sound better than in the sensational acoustic   of Birmingham’s world-famous Symphony Hall.

Lilly-Jane Young and Sandor Stürbl can also be seen in Peter   Pan: The Never Ending Story featuring classic songs and a score by composer/conductor   Matt Dunkley. Playing at the NIA Academy arena from 20 -22 September.

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