My dad played violin in one of the Bombay orchestras. and I think it was
the Bombay Chamber Orchestra, if I remember correctly as I was young when
he took me to attend the concert, mostly at the Jehangir Hall in Wodehouse.
Now, what's the difference between Symphony Orchestra and Chamber
Orchestra?

Eugene

On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 10:01 PM, Frederick FN Noronha * फ्रेड्रिक नोरोन्या
* فريدريك نورونيا <fredericknoron...@gmail.com> wrote:

> The story of the Western classical symphony orchestra in Mumbai, or, Bombay
> as it was known back then, begins in 1920 with a gentleman named Edward
> Behr. Bombay at the time had seen many smaller scale Western classical
> music performances, usually consisting of songs from light operas or solo
> instrumentalists, organised by various amateur musical societies and almost
> entirely dominated by the city’s British residents.
>
> Behr, a German citizen educated at the Royal College of Music in London,
> was the conductor of the Governor’s Band and leader of several small scale
> light opera productions in the city. In June 1920 he wrote a long and
> detailed letter to the Times of India outlining his plan for the formation
> of a full Symphony Orchestra, the first of it’s kind.
>
> http://serenademagazine.com/features/symphony-orchestra-bombay/
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  • ... Frederick FN Noronha * फ्रेड्रिक नोरोन्या * فريدريك نورونيا
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