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Western classical music at Chhayanaut

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Midori Gotô (L) and her string quartet perform at Chhayanaut. photo: atl aakash

Noted Japanese-American violinist Midori Gotô and her string quartet performed at a western classical music concert at Chhayanaut auditorium in Dhaka on December 27. The performnce was a part of her tour as a UN messenger for peace. The quartet, also comprising of Samika Honda on violin, William Frampton on viola and Hiro Matsuo on cello, performed French composer Maurice Ravel's “String Quartet in F Major”, “Three Pieces” by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, and “Mephisto Waltz” by Hungarian composer Franz Liszt.
The programme began with two choral renditions by young students of Chhayanaut, following which a one-minute silence was observed in memory of the recently-deceased singer and guru Sohrab Hossain. Hossain was a teacher at Chhayanaut. Following the performances by the string quartet, Midori Gotô said she was overwhelmed by the warmth of the Bangladeshi people, and hoped that there would be more scope for musical exchange for Bangladesh with the rest of the world.
Midori Gotô was born in Osaka, Japan and moved to USA at an early age. She made her debut at the age of 11 in a last-minute change of programming during a concert highlighting young performers by the New York Philharmonic, and came to international limelight at the age of 14 with a performance in Massachusetts' Tanglewood. She was selected as a “Messenger for Peace” by the United Nations in 2007.

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