Music in the Air | The Indian Express

Written by Anushree Majumdar
Updated: June 15, 2018 12:02:54 am

A still from Magic Piano

A few years ago, Omer Haider found himself in London’s West End, watching Peter and the Wolf (2006), the Oscar-winning animated film directed by Suzie Templeton. The film has no narrator and is set to music as images unfold on the screen to tell the story of a shy and timid Russian boy who lives near a forest. “I was mesmerised by how unique the show was, and immediately got in touch with the makers of the show to collaborate with them to bring it to India for the first time,” says Haider, who runs Showhouse Events, that organises concerts in India with the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre De La Suisse Romande and Scottish Chamber Orchestra, among others.

The concept is not new in India — Delhi and Mumbai have both hosted events where a…

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