Two 10-year-olds mesmerised audiences and kept them glued to their seats at the Agri Kohli Bhavan during a concert in Navi Mumbai. Prajakta Baral and Gandharv Banthiya together played the piano and brought tunes to life at the Seawoods Euphony Centre during a concert called Maya — the Illusion on Sunday.
Musical treat: Children performing at Maya — the Illusion concert organised by the Seawoods Euphony Centre
The concert saw children aged from 5 to 20 playing various musical instruments — ranging from keyboards to guitars — portraying the relationship between parent and child. Through various songs, they beautifully showcased the various different important stages of a child’s life and the crucial role that parents play through the stages. Bela Peshattiwar, founder of the Euphony Centre of Performing Arts, said, “I started this music school in 2009 and we had our first concert in 2012. I want children to perform different pieces and put forth a show that has never been seen before. Even though the show ran long — from 11 am to 2 pm — the audience enjoyed it so much that every performer was given an applause and it was very motivating.”
Besides moving performances by Baral and Banthiya, there were other famous Bollywood songs that were performed at the concert.
The popular song Maa from Taare Zameen Par was also performed on the keyboard, while 14-year-old Lavanya Peshattiwar performed a song from the album Le Onde.
The concert was also a fusion of Carnatic music and western pieces.