Auckland gears up for one-of-a-kind live symphony orchestra concert
The people of Auckland will soon witness a musical extravaganza. New Zealand’s first-ever Bollywood concert with a live 45-piece symphony orchestra will take place in Auckland next month.
Top New Zealand artists who perform for Hollywood films and albums will perform for the concert which will pay tribute to the formidable musical trio – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa).
“It’s a dream come true to have been able to hold the first ever Bollywood concert in New Zealand, with a live symphony orchestra. The event will see incredible Western musicians perform Bollywood music alongside top musicians and Indian singers,” said show manager Ashish Ramakrishnan, as well as one of the singers.
Other singers include Rachit Bhatia, Ritika Badakere and Ankita Ghatani. The event will feature musicians from St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra (an ensemble of musicians from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra and Manukau Symphony Orchestra), Indo- kiwi Sargam Fusion and some of the best musicians in Auckland. Audiences will enjoy popular songs from Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy films such as Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho, Lakshya, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Bunty Aur Babli, My Name is Khan and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna among others.
Tickets are selling like hotcakes for this event, presented by Aariaa Events and Bendith Media, and directed by Zee TV Saregama winner Ashish Ramakrishnan. So grab yours ASAP. As Ramakrishnan says, “I ask everyone to buy the tickets at the earliest from TicketBazaar if you want to enjoy a great evening of music, you will regret it.”
Even Aucklanders are eagerly awaiting the show. Jhanvi Parashar says, “I love the music of Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy. It will be great to hear their songs with Live Symphony Orchestra. I can’t wait for the show.
The show will take place on August 27 at 7 p.m. at the Victory Convention Center (98 Beaumont Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland) and has Indian Weekender as its media partner. Tickets available on TicketBazaar or contact: Ashish Ramakrishnan on 02108385100, Basant Madhur on 0210357954, Dinesh Raniga on 02170988
This article is free to read, but it would be great if we had your support.