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.

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

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

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.

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.



the egmore museum ….

two shots of the egmore museum …. as promised in my earlier post

for the uninitiated …. the place where “Konjam nilavu, Chandralekha – from Thiruda Thiruda” was shot ….. ūüėČ

The museum

up close ….


Whatte play man that was …..

Had gone with a misconception this was the novel by Chetan Bhagat called “One night at the call centre” …. then realised this is the story about the IITians ……

Museum¬†TheatreLiked the guy who played “Alok Gupta”, “Neha” & “Ryan”, but the best was the narrator played by S Vidyuth as “Hari”.

The castWanting to see the Kumaun Hostel at IIT Delhi, the backdrop of the play.

Lots of them were nostalgic about hostels, peer pressures, assignments (though our Engg days were not so pressurised for studies, but the hostel days were close enough). The audience too were an appreciative lot and applauded when it was needed and kept silent when it was needed.

Museum theatre in itself was lovely and would be eager to watch it again with my wife, when they re-run the show soon at Chennai.

Will post a few shots soon, of the cast.

5 point someone ….

One stone , two mangoes …. three mangoes

1) Saw the much awaited 5.someone on 2nd february ’08

2) saw it in Museum theatre

3) Clicked the museum in full flood lights …

soon review, snaps of these above mangoes ….