The Chamber Music Society of Colombo, sponsored by Fairway Holdings, in association with the Goethe-Institut will present a repeat of the sold out concert on July 15(Wednesday), 2015, at 7.30 pm. The featured artiste will be Ramya de Livera Perera who is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, and a recipient of RAM awarded by the Royal Academy of Music in 2002. Ramya has been soloist with orchestras at numerous concerts. She is also a much-loved teacher, who has nurtured many-talented youngsters to reach for greater heights in piano. Many of her students have gone on to win prestigious awards at the Royal Schools and Trinity College London music examinations. As a violinist, she has performed as concertmaster with local orchestras, and is well known to Colombo music lovers for four decades.
The program will include Mozart’s Piano Concerto “no. II” in G, K. 107 – based on J.C. Bach’s Piano Sonata no 3 op. 5 – in its rare piano quartet version, and the well-known Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, Op. 15, but in its piano quintet version. These rarely heard versions yield new insights into the music, with subtleties that are sometimes swamped with instrumentation in their usual guise. The other musicians will include the director of the Society, Lakshman Joseph de Saram, violin, Aparna Halpe, violin, Othman H. Majid and Haasinee Andrée also on violin, Avanti Perera, viola, Saranga A. Cooray, cello and Nilanthi Weerakoon, double bass.Tickets are available at the Goethe Institute, 39 Gregory’s Road,Colombo 7.