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IAF symphony orchestra to perform tomorrow

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TOP BRASS?: Military bands enliven the spirit, strengthen the mood and help promote pride and camaraderie. — FILE PHOTO: K. RAMESH BABU
TOP BRASS?: Military bands enliven the spirit, strengthen the mood and help promote pride and camaraderie. — FILE PHOTO: K. RAMESH BABU

Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground on M.G. Road in the city will come alive with a concert by musicians from Air Force Station, Jalahalli, Saturday evening.

The Air Warriors Symphony Orchestra (AWSO), scheduled to begin its performance at 5.45 p.m., is aimed at interacting with the public and to create a feeling of patriotism and harmony through the sound of music. Entry for the concert is free.

Promoting camaraderie

“Military bands enliven the spirit, strengthen the mood and help in promoting pride and camaraderie. From the earliest times, music has been the soul-stirring accompaniment to the men of arms, acting as a catalyst for exciting passion and inspiring them to perform. Progressing from the delightful martial music, successive conductors of military band enhanced the range of its repertoire to include arrangements of symphonies, overtures, concertos and other forms of contemporary music including Indian classical,” a press note said.

The AWSO was formed by Indian Air Force in June 2002 at the Air Force Station, Jalahalli, with hand-picked musicians from various Air Force bands. The group has performed in several cities across India and other countries like Thailand, Finland, France, Malaysia, Italy and recently at Sri Lanka.

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