The Hyderabad Western Music Foundation

A platform for musicians and lovers of western music to...

  • Meet, Associate and Interact with each other
  • Perform and Share Their Talent
  • Understand and Appreciate different genres of Western Music and its linkages to other forms of Music

Organ Recital, Choral & Brass - 8th November - 6.30pm @ St. John's Church Sec.bad

Hyderabad Western Music Foundation is pleased to present Roger W. Lowther, Deccan Voices and guest conductor Pauline Warjri. A collaboration with Integrated Arts Movement, Bangalore.

 Roger W. Lowther received his Master of Music in Organ Performance from The Juilliard School and his Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Roger Lowther serves as Director of Faith and Art at Grace City Church Tokyo in Japan and is the founder and director of Community Arts Tokyo, connecting people to the church through the arts. Roger continues to be heavily involved in relief work in response to the trifold earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters in Japan. Roger lives in downtown Tokyo, Japan with his wife Abi and four small boys Aidan, Eastin, Coen, and Kaizen.

Video Roger W. Lowther

Pauline Warjri (Licentiate; Guildhall School of Music, London) is a freelance musician from Shillong. She has written for solo piano, voice, choirs, jazzband and other instruments. She toured as a trainer and vocal coach with the Shillong Chamber Choir and founded the Bangalore Chamber Choir in 2004. Pauline was the local piano examiner for the Bangalore School of Music 2002-2006. On her return to Shillong in 2007 Pauline founded the Aroha Choir and the Aroha Children’s Choir besides founding the Aroha Music School. She is engaged in spreading music education to a cross section of people from all over the North-East. She has written several music text books for the primary, junior and intermediate level. She is currently writing for advanced students as well. Her Oratorio (the first Khasi Oratorio) written for choir, jazz band and indigenous Khasi instruments was premiered in 2009 in collaboration with one of Germany’s most exciting jazz quartets the U-team. This has put the local performers in touch with their mother tongue as well being a land mark in the development of contemporary Khasi music.


HWMF- upcoming events and workshops


Saturday 1st November – 6pm @ Alliance Francaise, Banjara Hills
Hyderabad Youth Ensemble – 3rd season/concert
The concert will include a wide variety of challenging works for orchestra including the music of composers such as Bernstein, Lehar, Prokofiev and John Williams. Come and support these young musicians in what promises to be an exciting and eclectic concert. Entry free.
Friday, 7th November – 7pm @ Park Hyatt
Hyderabad Schools Choral Festival – Final Concert
This event will bring together choral students from the leading schools in Hyderabad as well as schools from outside of the state for 2 days of stimulating workshops and rehearsals culminating in an exciting performance.The event is to be hosted by the International School of Hyderabad in association with the Hyderabad Western Music Foundation. Guest Conductor: Pauline Warjiri (Shillong). Passes available at Park Hyatt on 7th Nov. evening.
Saturday, 8th November – 6.30pm @ St. John’s Church, Secunderabad
Roger Lowther (USA), Pipe Organ & Deccan Voices
Guest Conductor Pauline Warjiri (Shillong). Come and enjoy an evening of famous classical organ compositions (J.S. Bach a.o.) and the sound combination of Choral, Brass & Organ. Entry free. This is a collaboration of Integrated Arts Movement (Bangalore) and HWMF.
Two Jazz-concerts:
Friday, 14th November - 7.30pm at Lamakaan, Banjara Hills (entry Rs. 150)
Saturday, 15th November - 7.00pm at Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet [entry free]
Anandi Gefroh (USA, voice) & Aman Mahajan (piano)
The duo will present their take on a few classic jazz standards, by composers including Wayne Shorter, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson and Benny Golson.
Performance-workshop conducted by Anandi and Aman.
Saturday, 15th November – 1 to 3pm at Alliance Francaise, Banjara Hills.
We will explore improvisation, the essential quality of jazz, by listening, discussing and practicing jazz standards together. Special emphasis on vocal techniques including phrasing, breathing and spontaneity. If you love singing, especially jazz, pop and improvisation and want to get some special insights, do come. This is a workshop/discussion for all musicians (not just vocalists) who would like a further insight into jazz and improvisation. Registration fee: Rs 150. Registration on 15th Nov. at Alliance Francaise or 9912201659 or 9849451794.
Start 6-month-course: Piano Improvisation by Aman Mahajan Sunday, 16th November - 11-1.30pm at Alliance Française, Banjara Hills.
This is a foundation course for self-taught or classically trained pianists interested in learning to improvise.  Pre-requisites: A few years’ experience with the piano. A working knowledge of intervals, major/minor scales and triads is recommended. Register soon: 9912201659 or 9849451794. You are free to register also on 16th Nov. at Alliance Francaise if slots are free. Maximum number of students 12. Course model: monthly 2,5 hours workshops; totally 15 lessons; we meet on weekends.
Thursday, 27th November – 7.30pm at Vidyaranya School, mainhall

GREENWOMAN is a band led by pianist Malcolm Braff, featuring Claire Huguenin (aka Jibcae) on vocals, Björn Meyer on electric bass, Lukas Koenig on drums and Alexandre Gaeng on video.

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