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Autorickshaw & Penderecki String Quartet

July 23, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

$40 – $75


Autorickshaw meets the Penderecki String Quartet in an east-west musical masala that explores the exotic melodies and rhythms of India united with the endless possibilities of western harmony.

The program will feature a kaleidoscope of styles and genres from ancient to modern, from Indian classical to vintage Bollywood, from jazz to folk to Indo-inspired originals, bringing together centuries of classical music traditions from both eastern and western perspectives.

Aaj Ki Raat (“Tonight’s The Night”)
Composer: R D Burman (1939-1994), arr. Suba Sankaran
70s Bollywood classic
Composer: Jessie Montgomery (2015)
Manju Nihar
Composer: Annamalai Reddiyar (1865-1891), arr. Suba Sankaran
Traditional South Indian folk song
The Trouble With Hari
Composer: Gordon Sheard, lyrics Andrew Craig/Suba Sankaran
Indo/Brazilian jazz crossover
(Commissioned by Autorickshaw with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts)
Composer: Suba Sankaran
Title/theme of concert around Hindu Goddess Maya
(Commissioned by the West End Cultural Centre)
A Letter From The After-Life 
Composer: Dinuk Wijeratne
The City Of Lakes
Composer: Ed Hanley and Suba Sankaran, string arr. Dylan Bell
Song commemorating the Bhopal gas disaster
(Supported by a Toronto Arts Council Creators and Composers grant)
Meditation Round 
Composer: Suba Sankaran
An original round created during the pandemic, searching for peace without and within
English Note
Composer: H M Bhagavathar (1877-1945)
Indian Independence-era waltz using only South Indian solfege syllables
A Night in Tunisia
Composer: Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993), arr. Suba Sankaran
Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard
Composer: Paul Simon, add’n composition Ed Hanley, Suba Sankaran
Bird on the Wire
Composer: Leonard Cohen (1934-2016), arr. Suba Sankaran
Indo-inspired spin on a Canadian folk classic
Chaiyya Chaiyya
Composer: A R Rahman, lyrics Gulzar, arr. Suba Sankaran
Sufi-inspired Bollywood pop-folk love song with Urdu poetry


Gold Sponsor:

Silver Supporter:

Wayne and Nancy Treitz



July 23, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$40 – $75
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