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Press Release:

GRAMMY® AND ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER A.R. RAHMAN’S THE FLYING LOTUS RELEASED TODAY ON KM MUSIQ RECORD LABEL

Press Release:

Friday, 6 October, 2017

Conductor Ricardo Averbach led the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Symphony Chorale and Seattle Girls’ Choir Prime Voci ensemble in the world premiere of The Flying Lotus commissioned by the Seattle Symphony 

Seattle Symphony Assistant Concertmaster Simon James featured as soloist 

Worldwide Release August 31, 2017

Photo credit: James Holt

Seattle, WA – Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer A.R. Rahman releases a recording of the world premiere of The Flying Lotus on October 6, 2017. Commissioned by the Seattle Symphony and recorded live in concert, The Flying Lotus is Rahman’s first composition solely for orchestra and features Seattle Symphony’s Second Assistant Concertmaster Simon James as the violin soloist.

“The Flying Lotus is a musical impression of where India was and where it’s going,” says Rahman in an interview with The Seattle Times. “India is very progressive now. People are in such a very strong kind of mood. I thought I should capture musically those feelings of elation and also helplessness in a way. How can you say that musically, and also with a sense of pride in it? It’s hard to explain in words, but I thought music could communicate those emotions.”




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