Biennale Music: Hamsadhwani bonanza soothes patients at Government General Hospital

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016,12:30 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | Patients at the Government General Hospital here were treated to a musical bonanza today by the Hamsadhwani Sangeeth Sangh professional orchestra, under renowned conductor Jose Peter, as part of the Biennale’s weekly Arts and Medicine programme.

Seven vocalists put together a mellifluous programme with songs devoted to the memory of late music composer M S Baburaj, who brought about a renaissance in Malayalam film music.
Singers Binu Anand K S, Poornashree Haridas, Maria Das, K J Peter, Babu Paul, Riya Das, Malavika Ravindran and Shinu Susan Paul participated in the programme titled ‘Thaliritta Kinakkal than’.

Fourteen compositions of the maestro were sung by the troupe, which opened the event with the number, ‘Aadhiyil Vachanam Undayi’ and concluding with ‘Vaasantha Panchami Naalil’.

The orchestra had in earlier months dedicated programmes to veteran music directors Arjunan Master and Johnson Master.

The event marks the 138th edition of the Arts and Medicine project, which was launched in the year 2014 and organised every Wednesday by the Kochi Biennale Foundation in association with Mehboob Memorial Orchestra and Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre Limited.