Paranjoti Academy Chorus Honours 50 Years Of Coomi Wadia’s Conductorship

‘Paranjoti Academy Chorus’, one of India’s oldest and renowned choirs, is set to celebrate fifty eventful years under the conductorship of Coomi Wadia, through a revered concert featuring Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, along with the SOI Chamber Orchestra and soloists Valentina Marghinotti – Soprano, Margherita Tani, Mezzo-Soprano, Sorab Wadia – Tenor and Eugenio Di […]

Zubin Mehta to Lead The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Maestro Conductor of Western Classical Music, Zubin Mehta has declared his retirement from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) in 2019, after serving as its Director for over five decades and conducting over three thousand shows. His retirements from IPO comes only after he leads the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, New York City, […]

Companionship Through Music

Last month I spoke about how joy of music, when shared with likeminded companions, heightens its enjoyment, just as a gourmet meal eaten by yourself is not half as enjoyable as when imbibed with sympathetic gourmands. Some of the oldest friendships, that I was privileged to share, were with record collectors and music loving friends. We spent […]

Why Great Music Matters

Great music, whether Indian, Chinese or of other countries specific to its traditional forms, has existed for centuries. But it mainly survived in its country of origin, with a smattering of pockets where the immigrants carried a little bit of their culture as comfort nostalgia.   Ancient civilisations of Japan, China, India, et al, take immense pride in […]

HPY Concludes In Style

HPY’s ‘one month’ concludes with a spunky evening full of smiles, experiences and polished talent. Parsi Times Reporter Khushnuma Dubash gives you an account of the memorable Sunday evening. The Valedictorian function of the Holiday Programme for Youth (HPY) was held on 29th May, 2016 at J.B. Vachha High School, Dadar. This year, the programme […]