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Nagaland: Second season of ‘Emotive Strings’ on July 13

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jul 03, 2019 11:05 pm
(L-R) Nise Meruno, Nourhevilie Khate, and Melekhoto Pucho during the press conference in Kohima on July 3.

Venue: RCEMPA, Jotsoma in Kohima
Time: 6.30 onwards

In a bid to promote classic music in Nagaland, the second season of ‘Emotive Strings’ is all set to be held on July 13 at RCEMPA, Jotsoma in Kohima featuring renown artists and passionate musicians from across the state.

Artists including Nourhevilie Khate, Nise Meruno, Asin Shürhozelie, Thunglamo Ngullie, Neilhoukholie Chielie, and Harmonic Voices will be performing in the evening concert starting from 6:30 pm onwards. This was informed during a press conference organised by the organisers and performing artists at Symphony Café in Kohima on July 3.

Concert would be divided into three segments—sacred, classical, and contemporary. In the Sacred segment, two of Meruno’s original piece will be performed with Harmonic Voices. Musicians will combine harmony, collaborate and perform together in the later segments, Meruno said.

Usually people associate classical music as “very serious” and “boring,” hence, artists handpicked a few songs for the concert, he added. Unlike any other concerts, ‘Emotive Strings’ is a “perfect environment” for everyone including families to come together and celebrate the gift of music, Meruno assured.

Apart from rock concerts, there is less proper space for classic music in Nagaland, said violinist Nourhevilie Khate.

The concert, he said, aims to bring a taste of whatever the experienced artists gained through international exposure. Saying that Nagas have the potential but with no aim for excellence, the stage envisages in inspiring younger generation to aim for that, he added.

Khate, who completed Masters in Violin Performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music, London in 2018, said violin is still in its primitive stage in the state. The concert will bring in strings section and inspire others of what violin can do, he hopes.

He also added that there is no musical orchestra in Nagaland and that in future he hopes to train young people with orchestra.

Director of Symphony Academy of Music, Melekhoto Pucho said the first edition of Emotive Strings, held in 2017 was one of the “finest” concerts. Keeping this in view, he said the event will be held annually.

Ticket are priced at INR 500 (admit one) and INR 300 (balcony). Tickets are available at Symphony Café, Symphony Music Academy and RCEMPA, Jotsoma. The concert’s fund will depend on tickets being sold, it informed.

Concert is presented by Symphony Academy of Music in partnership with Musicians Guild, the Eastgate Hotel, Symphony Café, Shiu Lights, San Production, Imprint, Naga Street Style, and Music Task Force.

(Our Correspondent)

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jul 03, 2019 11:05:04 pm