Concert for Friendship is a collaboration between the British Council and KM Music Conservatory to celebrate the ability of music in cultivating friendship. A part of the India/UK Together Season of Culture, the concert features young artists from different countries in one symphonic performance — The AR Rahman Foundation’s Sunshine Orchestra, Sistema Scotland’s Big Noise and KM Music Conservatory. The 100 musicians on stage, most aged between 8–20, will spend a week working together before the concert. Featuring popular works by Puccini, Verdi, Grieg and Beethoven, there will also be Scottish melodies, Naga and Tamil folk songs and Carnatic melodies — all by the orchestra and choir! The concert will also feature soprano Divya Iyer and a world premier of Malabar, composed and performed by guitarist Matt Bacon.