Madras Chamber Orchestra

I was stunned to learn that the Madras Chamber Orchestra (MCO in Short) was revived last April’09 after nearly two decades of silence. That too for a 40 year old music group 20 years is definitely a long gap.

Was very happy to be watching their second act yesterday at the Egmore Museum Theatre. Revived and Conducted by Bernard Wacheux, a French national based out of Pondicherry and also a Violinist.

MCO 1
The Stage is set now for the Bach’s, the Beethoven’s and Vivaldi’s to flow again in the Heart of Chennai.

MCO 2
The Crowd’s now eager for the Chamber Music from the well trained and passionate 20+ String players of the MCO.

MCO 3
With an eminent conductor who has the passion to revive after nearly two decades and driving 300 odd KMs every weekend to practise with his team.

MCO C
The Madras Chamber Orchestra needs to be supported by the public and not just Gatsby or Satsang with their sponsorships to enable us to listen to such lovely composers.

BE THERE WHEN THEY PERFORM NEXT TIME.

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Twitting …..

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Twitting, as many say, it could be an addiction. Probably the Micro-Blogging site as it started and now transformed to various avtars is an habit for many at the work place.

With interesting names like @adapaavi, @godproposes, @oldmanlincoln, @blogeswari, @curdriceaurora etc. the action never cease to exist in this platform.

Check out the top Indians in the followers list of Asia here.

….. sign off, @ramaswamyn.

We did the walking … 18th time

An essay on our walk in Pics …..

@ 6:45 am in front of Mylai Karpagambal Mess (c)ramaswamyn.com

@ 6:45 am in front of Mylai Karpagambal Mess (c)ramaswamyn.com

@7:15am the group started moving around the mylapore tank (c)ramaswamyn.com

@7:15am the group started moving around the mylapore tank (c)ramaswamyn.com

@7:40 am the tank was covered (c)ramaswamyn.com

@7:40 am the tank was covered (c)ramaswamyn.com

@8:15 am at the Thirumailai MRTS Station to board a strain to Fort (c)ramaswamyn.com

@8:15 am at the Thirumailai MRTS Station to board a strain to Fort (c)ramaswamyn.com

Waiting for the train (c)ramaswamyn.com

Waiting for the train (still the new time not updated) (c)ramaswamyn.com

In the train (c)ramaswamyn.com

In the train (c)ramaswamyn.com

Alighted at Fort station ... and off to the Fort (c)ramaswamyn.com

Alighted at Fort station ... and off to the Fort (c)ramaswamyn.com

Enroute to Fort (c)ramaswamyn.com

Enroute to Fort (c)ramaswamyn.com

The wall (not Dravid) ... of the fort (c)ramaswmayn.com

The wall (not Dravid) ... of the fort (c)ramaswmayn.com

The Road .... (c)ramaswamyn.com

The Road .... (c)ramaswamyn.com

The Flag .... (the tallest free standing flag mast in India) (c)ramaswamyn.com

The Flag .... (the tallest free standing flag mast in India) (c)ramaswamyn.com

The Denial ... Thanks to Bureaucracy we were not let inside the Fort Compound (c)ramaswamyn.com

The Denial ... Thanks to Bureaucracy we were not let inside the Fort Compound (c)ramaswamyn.com

The Final tired and dejected group at 10am (c)ramaswamyn.com

The Final tired and dejected group at 10am (c)ramaswamyn.com

See you all at the next week’s sojourn at the JAIL Break.

Favourite pastimes ….

After a long hiatus, back to writing about a few opf my favourite pastimes ….

I’ve always wanted to play tennis is childhood days, and always i used dream about myself as a great tennis champ during my school times. As a matter of fact, i’ve not greatly participated, nor excelled, nor even attempted to learn professionally a sport so far. Leave alone play and win.

But that desire in mind has helped me in creating a cruel pastime, which is killing mosquitoes by a wonderful Chinese made device.

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As many of you now know i’m not a great writer, forget it, not even a writer when reading my blogs and its posts. This was anchored and continues in me even till now, so my writing skills with a pen (especially) is a big question mark. So i use the pens i retain after using (in other words flicking) for cleaning the nails, cleaning the ears (as buds) …. would soon run a contest for all of you to list the other fringe benefits of a ballpoint pen.

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Want to know more …. Buddy wait nah, not everything in one go.

Lists

  1. Witness something truly majestic
  2. Help a complete stranger for a common good
  3. Laugh till I cry
  4. Drive a Shelby Mustang
  5. Kiss the most beautiful girl in the world
  6. Get a tattoo
  7. Skydiving
  8. Visit Stonehenge
  9. Spend a week at Louvre
  10. See Rome
  11. See the pyramids
  12. Get back in touch (previously “Hunt the big cat”)

The above is the “The Bucket List” made by two complete strangers in their hospital ward, before they kick one. Yes, last week i saw this phenomenal “Feel-Good” movie and fell in love. Superb enacting by Jack Nicholson & Morgan Freeman. Loved the guy who played Matt, Jack’s personal secy, too.

They even have an official website for the Movie, Click here.

Waiting to watch “Lock stock & two smoking Barrels” this weekend, Hows this movie?