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'Classic Incantations: The German Film Orchestra Babelsberg performs A.R Rahman'
Classic Incantations

MUMBAI20 Jan 2012 Click to view details

Venue Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, The National Centre of Performing Arts, Mumbai
Opening Time7:00 PM

NEW DELHI22 Jan 2012 Click to view details

Venue Siri Fort Auditorium, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi
Opening Time7:30 PM

KOLKATA24 Jan 2012 Click to view details

Venue Science City Auditorium, Science City, J.B.S. Haldane Avenue, Kolkata
Opening Time7:00 PM

CHENNAI26 Jan 2012 Click to view details

Venue Sir Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Concert Hall. 31 Shenstone Park, Chetput, Chennai
Opening Time7:00 PM

BANGALORE29 Jan 2012 Click to view details

Venue Tripuravasini, Palace Grounds
Opening Time7:30 PM

Babelsberg and Indian Cinema – Celebrating the Legacies

The German Film Orchestra Babelsberg with over a hundred musicians will perform orchestral interpretations of symphonic highlights from A.R. Rahman’s film compositions. It will be for the first time that a hundred plus film orchestra will perform the compositions of an Indian musician on his home ground!

This endeavour will bring to the fore the elaborate musical orchestration that enhances the impact of a scene in a movie, or the movie as a whole. Artists and choir members from A.R. Rahman’s KM Conservatory will join the orchestra in a multi-city tour starting January 20th, 2012 in Mumbai, followed by Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore.

More on the Concert Tour

The concert tour also marks the centenary year of the Studio Babelsberg and the year that Indian cinema began its journey – back in 1912.

The repertoire will include symphonies from the scores composed by A.R. Rahman.

Watch the Promo Video! CLICK HERE

About Matt Dunkley: Conductor, Orchestrator, Composer

The compositions have been specially arranged for this orchestral event by Matt Dunkley, a long-time collaborator with Rahman. Matt has a rich body of work for Hollywood film composers such as Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard and Clint Mansell. He has also conducted for prestigious orchestras in the UK and other parts of Europe, including the German Film Orchestra, Babelsberg in the recent past. This will be his first time playing with Rahman on his home ground.


Matt Dunkley shares his thoughts on the project: 

“I think for myself and the orchestra this tour will be a journey in more than one way. Everybody tells me that your first visit to India is a life-changing event, so I'm looking forward to experiencing all that India has to offer. It will be fascinating too to see the reaction of an Indian audience exposed, some for the first time, to the glorious sound of a full symphony orchestra and classical choir performing some of maestro Rahman's beautiful orchestral film music. I feel very honoured to be part of this historic project.”

Classic Incantations