Concert on Classical, Jazz and Broadway theme songs
Piano Teacher Ruvini Hapugalle Gunasekera said that her students
would present the musical concert Tribute. celebrating 21 years of
teaching, Ruvini will dedicate the concert to her mother Mrs. Indranee
Hapugalle, who was also her first piano teacher.
Hapugalle has taught the piano and promoted Classical music across
Sri Lanka for over 50 years.
A scene from Tribute
Tribute will feature a rich galaxy of varying musical styles,
including Classics, Jazz, Broadway, Disney, light Classics, Pop, and
Hollywood theme songs. Popular classical masterpieces, by composers such
as Chopin, Debussy and Rachmaninoff, will be performed as piano solos by
award winning star students.
The evening's musical firmament will be studded by a number of piano
duets that the audience is bound to savour.
The popular Canon in D, Carmen Fantasy, Tango in D, Summertime, I got
Plenty of Nuttin, Mardi Gras, Cabaret, and Havah Nagilah will constitute
some of the evening's constellation of duets.
A few violin and vocal solos will add a tinge of glitter to the
program.The Little Kindermunks (aged 3-5) will perform a medley of songs
from Walt Disney, and sing and dance to the popular song 'Rock Around
the Clock'. The award winning Kindersingers (aged 6-9) will sing and
dance to songs such as 'It's a Hard Knock life' from Annie, 'Consider
Yourself' from Oliver, and 'Any Dream Would Do'.
Ruvini's multi-talented award-winning senior students have come up
with two original arrangements: one an instrumental and vocal medley of
theme songs from popular Hollywood movies, the other a medley of Beatles
They are poised to vibrate the audience with their creative
arrangement of the vocal and instrumental parts communicated with
infectious enthusiasm and well-honed performing skills through singing
and playing of piano, guitar, and drums.
The programme will come to a nostalgic close with the original
arrangement of songs from the eternally popular Beatles.
Tribute will take wing at 6 pm on June 2 at The British School
Auditorium, Colombo 8.
All proceeds will be donated to the 'Music Project', which uses music
as a link language to build bridges between the communities in the North
and South of Sri Lanka.
The Music Project will use the funds to buy educational and music