PAST CONCERTS

 


CLASSICAL MUSIC AND FILM
Friday, 05 September 2014.
7:30pm. The Old Dutch Hospital, Colombo | map

Music of masters such as Mozart, Bach, Handel and Vivaldi have featured in films such as Hannibal, Entrapment, The Lady Killers, Hunger, Indecent Proposal, The Madness of King George and many more.

Here are some of our favourites, performed with panache by handpicked players of the society, as part of Colombo's inaugural International Film Festival.

Also the music composed by our own maestro Premasiri Khemadasa, in films such as Goluhadawatha and Thunveniyamaya.
 


Music Matters Festival
Saturday, 09 August 2014.
7:30pm. Victoria Park Amphitheatre, Colombo | map

Terry Riley: In C
    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its première

    Directed by Lakshman Joseph de Saram
    Featuring Asvajit Boyle

Principal Sponsor: Fairway Holdings of this guest appearance
Fairway Holdings is the Premier Sponsor of the CMSC
 

MUSES OF THE STRING QUARTET
Sunday, 22 June 2014.
7pm. Goethe Institute, Colombo | map

J. Haydn: Divertimento in E-flat major, Hob.II:6  *

J. Haydn: String Quartet no. 68 in D minor, Op. 103 Hob.III:83 (incomplete)

W.A. Mozart: Divertimento no. 2 in B-flat major, K137/125a *

L. van Beethoven: Prelude and Fugue in F major for string quartet, Hess 30

Frank Bridge: Three Novelletten for string quartet, H. 44

    Lakshman Joseph de Saram, violin
    Othman Hassan Majid, violin
    Avanti Perera, viola
    Peter O'Reilly, violoncello
    Nilanthi Weerakoon, doublebass *
     

In association with the Goethe Institute, Sri Lanka
 

International Chamber Music Series
Internationales Kammermusikreihe

Saturday, 05 April 2014.
7pm. Goethe Institute, Colombo | map

R. Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44

C. Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M. 8 (i)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 30 in E major, Op. 109

        Bernard Wacheux, violin
        Lakshman Joseph de Saram, violin
        Avanti Perera, viola
        Peter O'Reilly, cello
        Ashan Peiris, piano
Sponsored in part by (Concerts Norway)
In association with the Alliance Française de Kotte, and the Goethe Institute, Sri Lanka
 


From Venice to Vienna
Thursday, 27 March 2014.
7:30pm. Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo | map

G
. Rossini: Overture, Il Signor Bruschino

J.S. Bach:  Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV 1048

C.P.E Bach:  Sinfonie in F major, Wq. 183/3 (H. 665)

W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major, K 488
       Ashan Peiris, piano


 

ColomboScope: Art Biennale
Sunday, 02 February 2014.
1pm. St. Peter's Church, Colombo Fort (opp. GOH) | map

Terry Riley: "In C"

     The Ensemble of the CMSC


Sponsored in part by the British Council, Goethe-Institut and Alliance Française; in Colombo

Main Sponsor StandardChartered Bank, Colombo



 

ColomboScope: Art Biennale

Saturday, 01 February 2014.
1pm. The Whist Bungalow, Modera/Mutwal (Colombo 15) | map

The Whist Bungalow matinée concert will feature a group of CMSC players performing
a delightful mix of light classical music that was the standard fare for the aristocracy of the era.

A string ensemble of the CMSC


Sponsored in part by the British Council, Goethe-Institut and Alliance Française; in Colombo

Main Sponsor StandardChartered Bank, Colombo
 

The Virtuoso Trumpet
Monday, 09 December 2013.
7pm. Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo | map

W.A. Mozart: Overture to "La Clemenza di Tito", K 621

J. Haydn: Symphony no. 45 in F sharp minor, Hob I: 45 ("Abscheidssinfonie/Farewell")

J. Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob. VIIe:1

J.N. Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, S. 49

        Sebastian Leibing, trumpet

        Leo Phillips, conductor

Exclusive Concert Sponsor: German Embassy, Colombo
in association with the Goethe Institute in Colombo

Concert commemorating the 60th Anniversary of German-Sri Lankan Relations
 

The Chamber Music Society with the
Goethe-Institut, Sri Lanka present
Chamber Music Plus series
The Piano Quartet
Monday, 30 September 2013
. 7:30pm. Goethe Institute, Colombo | map
Sixth Concert.

J.C. Bach: Keyboard Concerto in E flat major, W C59 (Op 7 no. 5)

W.A. Mozart: Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor, K. 478

L. Boccherini: String Quartet in C minor, G. 159 (Op.2 No.1)

   Soundarie David Rodrigo, piano
   Lakshman Joseph de Saram, violin
   Othman Hassan Majid, violin
   Avanti Perera, viola
   Peter O'Reilly, cello  

SOLD OUT | AUSVERKAUFT !

Sponsored in part by (Concerts Norway)

 

The Baroque Tenor
Friday, 30 August 2013.
7:30pm. Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo | map

G.F. Handel: Overture to Agrippina, HWV 6

T. Albinoni: Sinfonia in C major, T. 2/3

G.F. Handel: His Mighty Arm from Jephtha, HWV 70

J. W. Hertel: Concerto in E flat for Trumpet, Oboe and Strings

J.S. Bach: Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht, cantata, BWV 55 *

G.F. Händel: In Praise of Harmony, cantata, HWV 124

   Asitha Tennekoon, tenor
   Naveen Fernando, trumpet
   Hasitha Pathirana, oboe

* with the Colombo Philharmonic Choir
Manilal Weerakoon, choral director

 

The Chamber Music Society with the
Goethe-Institut, Sri Lanka present
Chamber Music Plus series
Sunday, 09 June 2013
. 7pm. Goethe Institute, Colombo | map
Fifth Concert.

L. van Beethoven: Piano Trio no. 4 in B flat major, Op. 11

R. Schumann: Phantasiestücke in A minor for Piano Trio, Op. 88

Soundarie David Rodrigo, piano
Lakshman Joseph de Saram, violin
Cynthia Fernando, violin
Peter O'Reilly, cello

Featuring The World Première of the short film "Adventures of Ricky Deen"
by the award - winning filmmaker Boodee Keerthisena,
inspired by the above works.

Sponsored in part by (Concerts Norway)
 


The Dutch House Concert
as part of the Serendip Coast Festival

Saturday, 30 March 2013. 7pm. The Dutch House, Galle | map
Evening concert

Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso no. 8 in G minor, Op. 6 no. 8 "Christmas Concerto"

Felix Mendelssohn: String Symphony no. 10 in B minor, MWV N10

Gustav Holst: Brook Green Suite for strings, H. 190

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in D major, RV 121

Wolfgang A. Mozart:  A Musical Joke Ein musikalischer Spaß, K522

 



Some Musical Fun
Saturday, 23 March 2013. 12:45pm. The Stables @ Park Street Mews, Colombo | map
Standard Chartered ColomboScope Arts Festival
Lunchtime concert

Felix Mendelssohn: String Symphony no. 10 in B minor, MWV N10

George Gershwin: Lullaby for strings (1919)

Wolfgang A. Mozart:  A Musical Joke Ein musikalischer Spaß, K522

Tickets Rs. 500. Free seating.

Available at the Park Street Mews, Goethe-Institute and The British Council

In association with the British Council and the Goethe-Institute

 

The Chamber Music Society with the
Goethe-Institut, Sri Lanka present
Chamber Music Plus series
The Art of the Sonata
Saturday, 09 February 2013
. 7:30pm. Goethe Institute, Colombo | map
Fourth Concert.

Godfrey Finger: Sonata in C for Trumpet, Oboe and Continuo

Muzio Clementi: Piano Sonata in A major, Op. 1 no. 5

Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Piano and Violin no. 2 in A major, Op. 100

TBA: Sonata for Bass Trombone and Piano

Heinrich Biber: Sonata Battalia â 10 in D major, C.61

Featuring the following members of the Society:
Satish Casie Chetty, violin
Cynthia Fernando, violin
Othman H. Majid, violin
Sulara Nanayakkara, violin
Avanti Perera, viola
Saranga Cooray, cello
Nilanthi Weerakoon, contrabass
Naveen Fernando, trumpet
Lakshman Joseph de Saram, violin & trombone
Hasitha Pathirana, oboe
Eshantha J. Peiris, piano


Sponsored in part by (Concerts Norway)
                                                                               
The Chamber Music Society with the
Goethe-Institut, Sri Lanka present
Chamber Music Plus series
Saturday, 24 November 2012.
7:30pm. Goethe Institute, Colombo | map
Third Concert.

J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 The Art of the Fugue
    arranged for string quartet by Richard Klemm & Dr. Carl Weymar


Featuring brief excerpts from Vikrem Seth's novel, "An Equal Music". 

Lakshman Joseph de Saram, violin
Cynthia Fernando, violin
Avanti Perera, viola
Saranga Cooray, cello
Dr. Asoka Mendis de Zoysa, speaker
Sharon de Silva, speaker

Tickets Rs. 500 (free seating)

Sponsored in part by (Concerts Norway)
 
 

Viva Vivaldi!
Wednesday, 05 September 2012. 7:30pm. Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo | map

A. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Le Quattro Stagioni, RV 269/315/293/297
     
Paolo Tagliamento, violin

A. Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in E minor, RV 484
A. Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in G minor, RV 495                 
      Gordon Fantini, bassoon

Leo Phillips, conductor



Presented in association with the Conservatario di musica "G. Verdi" di Milano
in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Sri Lanka and the Maldives 
Sponsors: HSBC Sri Lanka, the Access Group, the Galle Face Hotel and Mohan Tissanayagam.
                                                                                                                                                                                
Entire proceeds donated jointly to two charities:
The Institute for the Hearing impaired, Kochchikade, and the St. Joseph's Home for Elders, Marawila      
 
 

The Chamber Music Society with the
Goethe-Institut, Sri Lanka present:
Chamber Music Plus Series
Saturday, 26 May 2012. 7pm. Goethe Institute, Colombo | map
Second Concert

 

G. Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor (1876)

F. Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60
C. Debussy: Images (excerpts)
       Poissons D'or (Book 2 no. 3)
       Reflet dans l'eau (Book 1 no. 1)
M. Ravel: Ondine from Gaspard de la Nuit
F. Liszt: Legende, S. 175 no. 2, "St François de Paule marchant sur les flots"
                                                       (St. Francis of Paola walking on the waves)

   Malinee Jayasinghe-Peris, piano
   Lakshman Joseph de Saram, violin
   Cynthia Fernando, violin
   Avanti Perera, viola
   Shinichi Murata, cello

featuring projections of the work of Muhanned Cader, artist

Full House. Ausverkauft.
 

 

Inspirations, Revelations & Celebrations
Thursday, 22 March 2012. 7:30pm. Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo

W.A. Mozart: Overture (Intrada), Apollo et Hyacinthus, K 38

W.A. Mozart: Symphony no. 23 in D major, K 181/162b

G.F. Handel: Concerto Grosso in G major, HWV 319 (Op. 6 no. 1)

A. Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6 no. 4

J. Haydn: Symphony no. 44 in E minor, Hob. I: 44 "Trauer"

Premier Sponsor:  Dilmah Tea  

 
 











The Chamber Music Society with the Goethe-Institut, Sri Lanka present:
Chamber Music Plus Series
Inaugural concert.

Saturday, 10 March 2012
. 7pm. Goethe Institute, Colombo | map

J. Haydn: Concertino for Piano, Two Violins and Cello in C major, Hob. XIV:12
                  Concertino for Piano, Two Violins and Cello in F major, Hob. XVIII:F2
                  Piano Trio no. 5 in G minor, Hob. XV: 1
                  Trio for Two Violins and Cello in C major, Hob.IV:1 "London" (arr.)
                  String Quartet in F major (Op. 3 no. 5), "Hob. III:17"
           
     Eshantha J. Peiris, piano
     Lakshman Joseph de Saram, violin
     Cynthia Fernando, violin
     Avanti Perera, viola
     Shinichi Murata, cello

Full House. Ausverkauft.
 

A Tricentenary Journey
Sunday, 13 November 2011. 7:30pm. Sri Lanka Foundation Auditorium, Colombo

Featuring: Rolf-Erik Nystrøm, alto saxophone

A. Glazunov: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and string orchestra in E flat major, Op. 109
J. Sibelius: Andante Festivo for string orchestra, Op. 117a
B. Bartók (arr. A. Willner): Román népi táncok (Romanian Folk Dances), Sz. 68
M. Reger: Lyrisches Andante "Liebestraum"
E. Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34
W. Lutosławski: Pięć Melodii Ludowych (Five Folk Melodies)
S. Allen: "Of Blood and Honey" for alto saxophone, strings and percussion WP
R. Nystrøm: "Concept of Sorrows & Dangers" for solo alto saxophone
                                                                                 WP=World Première

Sponsors: Rikskonsertene, Norway  

Implementing Partner: Sewalanka Foundation
 
 
CONCERT for the
150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITY OF ITALY

07 August 2011. 7pm. Lionel Wendt Theatre.

A. Vivaldi:
Sinfonia to “L'incoronazione di Dario”, RV 719
Concerto for Strings in D major, RV 121
Concerto for Two Violins in A minor, RV 522

T. Albinoni: Sinfonia in G major, Si 8

A. Motta: Concerto no. 6 in A minor, Op. 1 No. 6

O. Respighi: “Antiche Danze” Suite no. 3 (Italiana & Siciliana), P 172

A. Corelli: Concerto in G minor, Op. 6 no. 8 “Fatto per la notte di natale”

G. Gabrieli: Canzon Prima, G. 186 “La Spiritata” & Canzon Seconda à Quattro, G 187

C. Monteverdi: A un Giro Sol de'begl'occhi lucenti

A.Scarlatti: Sinfonia in D for String Orchestra

D. Gabrielli: Sonata no. 5 in D for Trumpet, Strings and basso continuo, D 11 no. 5

G. Verdi (arr. M. Weerakoon): “Libiamo ne'lieti calici” from “La Traviata”

Sponsors: Embassy of Italy and HSBC Colombo.
 
BACH CONCERT
20 December 2010. 7pm. Lionel Wendt Theatre.

J.C. Bach: Overture to "Artaserse", W G1

W.F. Bach: Sinfonia in F major, Fk 67 “Dissonante”

J.S. Bach: Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, BWV 1043
    Shogo Kanamori and Satish Casie Chetty, violin

J.C. Bach: Sinfonia no. 6 in G minor, W C12 (T 265/7)

J.S. Bach: Secular Cantata “Non sa che sia dolore”, BWV 209
    Prashanthi Navaratnam, soprano
    Yoav Weiss, oboe

Sponsor: German Embassy in Colombo
 
ON TOUR
TROUBLED SEAS AND FOREST PATHS
30 January 2010. 7pm. De Groote Kerk, Galle Fort. Galle Literary Festival. 2
26 February 2010. 7pm. Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo.1
27 March 2010. 4pm. Veerasingham Hall, Jaffna.3

W.A. Mozart: Overture to “Il Re Pastore” (The Shepherd King), K 208

A. Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D minor for two violins and cello, RV 565

G. F. Händel: Overture to Alessandro, HWV 21

P. Hindemith: "Acht Stücke" (Eight pieces) for string orchestra, Op. 44 no. 3

J. Haydn: Symphony No. 39 in G minor, Hob. I:39 

Stephen Allen: "Forest Paths" for double string quartet and soprano
           Mary Anne David, soprano

Sponsors:
1 Dilmah Tea     2Royal Netherlands Embassy in Colombo
3Rikskonsertene (Concerts Norway) and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Colombo

 


THE BICENTENNIAL CONCERT

26 November 2009. 7:30pm. Lionel Wendt Theatre.

J. Haydn: Overture to "L'inctro improvviso", Hob. XXVIII:6

F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: String Symphony no. 3 in E minor

G.F. Händel: Excerpts from "Hercules", HWV 60

G.F. Händel: Overture to "Agrippina", HWV 6

J. Haydn: Symphony no. 82 in C major, Hob. I:82

Sponsor: German Embassy in Colombo
 

TRIBUTE TO THE MASTERS
20 August 2009. 7:15pm. Goethe Institute, Colombo.

G.F. Händel: Three excerpts from Rodrigo, HWV 5
   Overture - Rigaudon - Gigue
G. F. Händel: Overture to Cantata - Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, HWV 76
G. F. Händel: Overture to Alessandro, HWV 21 
J. Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, Hob. XV:25. “Gypsy Rondo” 

F. Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 3 for string orchestra in E minor 
J. Haydn: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Hob. I:1 

Sponsor: Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka


EMERGING ARTISTES CONCERT
12 May 2009. 7pm. Russian Cultural Centre.

W.A. Mozart: Piano Trio in B flat major, K 254

Niels Gade: Novelletten for Piano Trio, Op. 29

W.A. Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K 478

Featuring: Louis Page Jr, piano
with members of the Society
 

CONCERT AT DUSK
THE SOCIETY AT THE GALLE LITERARY FESTIVAL

31 January 2009. 6pm. De Groote Kerk, Galle Fort. Galle Literary Festival.

J.C. Bach: Overture to "Artaserse", W G1

P. Khemadasa: Beyond Horizons
       Eriko Tokura-Perera, soprano

W.A. Mozart: Symphony no. 18 in F major, K 130

S. Allen: The Dawn of Kandula (Stephen Allen, conductor)

T. Albinoni: Concerto a Cinque in G minor, Op. 5 no. 11 (T. 5/11)

J.M. Dreyer: Le Sacre

Sponsors: Royal Netherlands Embassy in Colombo, Galle Literary Festival 2009.
 

BEYOND THE HORIZON
26 January 2009. 7pm. Grand Ballroom, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo.

P. Khemadasa: Beyond the Horizon
          Eriko Tokura-Perera, soprano

For the 1st death anniversary of maestro Khemadasa
 

EMERGING ARTISTES RECITAL
07 December 2008. 7pm. Russian Cultural Centre.

Featuring Louis Page Jr, piano

P. Tchaikovsky: Nocturne in F major, Op. 10 no 1

J. Brahms: Rhapsody in b minor, Op. 79 no 1

J. Brahms: Intermezzo in b flat minor, Op. 117 no 2

C. Debussy: Reflets dans L'Eau "Claire de Lune"

J. Haydn: Arietta con Variazioni in E flat major, Hob. XVII:3

F. Schubert: Klavierstucke II in E flat major, D 946

M. Ravel: Sonatine in f sharp minor

F. Liszt Consolation III in D flat major, S 172/3

Moszkowski:  Etude in g minor, Op. 72 no 2
 


DAWN OF KANDULA
28th & 29th September 2008. 7:15pm. Russian Cultural Centre.

W.A. Mozart: Overture to Lucio Silla, K145

W.A. Mozart: Symphony no. 29 in A major, K201/186a

S. Allen: The Dawn of Kandula WP

W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 14 in E flat major, K449 "First Ployer"
    
Featuring: Masahiko Shinohara, piano
                                                                                    WP=World Première
Sponsor: Dilmah Tea    



PREVIEW CONCERT

25 May 2008. 7pm. Goethe Institute, Colombo.

W.A. Mozart: Symphony no. 18 in F major, K 130

P. Khemadasa: Beyond the Horizon WP
S. Allen: Paths in the Forest for voice and 8 solo strings WP
       Eriko Tokura-Perera, soprano

J.M. Dreyer: Symphony no. 1 in D major

Sponsor: Subud International Cultural Association (Sri Lanka)

                                                                                   WP=World Première

SOCIETY PREMIERE PERFORMANCE
25 January 2008. Temple Trees, Colombo.
In the presence of HE Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka
Invitees only

P. Khemadasa: Beyond the Horizon
     Eriko Tokura-Perera, soprano
 

DREYER MASS
25 November 2007. 7pm. Ladies' College Chapel.

J.M. Dreyer: Mass No. IV in F major, Op. 2

G.F. Händel: Suite in D major, HWV 341

F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Motet, "O Be Joyful in the Lord", Op. 69 no. 1

W.A. Mozart: Motet, "Ave Verum Corpus", K 618

G.F. Händel: Chandos Anthem no. 9, HWV 254 
      - Chorus, "O Praise the Lord with One Consent"

with the Colombo Philharmonic Choir
Manilal Weerakoon, conductor
 
 
 
 



 

 


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