The Indian Naval Symphonic Orchestra captured the hearts and minds of the music enthusiasts during a scintillating performance held at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi on 09 Feb 18. Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff and Mrs Reena Lanba, President NWWA graced the occasion as the Chief Guests for the musical evening organised as part of the Navy Day Activities – 2017.The world famous band, which had recently performed at renowned military band festivals like Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland and Spass kaya Tower International Military Music Festival at Moscow, regaled and enthralled the audience with a wide range of repertoire of stirring Martial Music, arrangements of Western Classical, Indian Classical and other forms of contemporary popular and folk music.
During the melodious evening the band related closely to the audience, incorporating varied choices like fanfare, overture, fusion, xylophonic, pop, swing and patriotic music, while maintaining a high standard of professionalism. The highlight of the evening was the signature performance by the young drummers of the Navy who presented their skills to everyone’s delight. The Naval Drummers had also received a resounding applause during the recently conducted Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk on 29 Jan 18. The band performed admirably under the baton of Commander VC D’Cruz, Director of Music, who is an alumnus of Pilar Music School, Goa and Trinity College of Music, London.