Bhopal: Sound of Struggle
A Classical Piano Concert Performed by Pavitra Kumar (piano) and Frank Graves (violin)
The four piano pieces that will be performed are
1) Piano Sonata #8 in B flat Major, Op. 84 (Sergei Prokofiev, 1891-1953)
2) Sonata in F major for Violin and Piano (Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847)
3) Nocturne for Piano "Homage to John Field" Op. 33 (Samuel Barber, 1910-1981)
4) Piano Sonata in E-flat minor, Op. 26 (Samuel Barber, 1910-1981)
Pavitra Kumar first studied playing the piano in London, England. In 2003 she reached the UK regional keyboard finals of the national "BBC Young Musician of the Year" competition. She works as an economic consultant in Cambridge MA and studies under David Deveau at MIT.
The concert is a fundraiser for International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal:
In 1984, the Indian city of Bhopal witnessed the world's worst industrial disaster with leakage of lethal Methyl Isocyanate gas from the Union Carbide factory (current owner- Dow Chemicals). The Disaster is still happening with toxic contamination of the ground water because of the refusal by Dow to clean up the factory's dump site.
The International Camapaign for Justice in Bhopal ( ICJB) is a non-profit organization supporting the Bhopal Gas Disaster's survivors and victims
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