April 26, 2019
The Temple of Fine Arts is presenting Jaalam, a unique World Classical Music Concert through strings for the first ime in Coimbatore at Kumaraguru College of Technology, on May 1, 2019, at 6 pm.
Jaalam is a collaboration between Aravind Bhargav, a disciple of late Mandolin maestro U Shrinivas and The Sunshine Orchestra-a project of A R Rehman Foundation.
Donor tickets to the concert are available on a ‘pay as you wish’ basis at Shivanjali, Marudamalai Road, and Annalakshmi on Arts College Road.
The Sunshine Orchestra is the marquee project of the A R Rahman Foundation. Socially and economically deprived children with an aptitude in music are provided free musical training. The children get a better understanding of their own and other cultural identities through the exploration of Indian and Western musical traditions.
Most importantly, the Sunshine Orchestra is a stepping stone to building harmony, unifying people, diluting communal and cultural differences. Since its inception in the year 2008, the Foundation has adopted over 100 students, primarily from the MGR Corporation School, Kodambakkam and other institutions, who hail from economically under-served sections of the community.
The Temple of Fine Arts was established in Coimbatore in 1986, by His Holiness Swami Shantanand Saraswathi with the aim of propagating the performing arts in India and abroad. Classes in various subjects are taught by a band of dedicated devotee teachers, says a release.