An Evening of Hindustani Instrumental Music

An Evening of Hindustani Instrumental Music

Guest Artists

Date and time
14 Oct 2023 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


Front stalls (Premium)
£15 over 60s, under 18s

Rear stalls
£10 over 60s, under 18s

£7 over 60s, under 18s

Montage of musicians, Roopa Panesar, Arnab Chakrabarty and Shabaz Hussain

AUTUMN BARZĀKH: An Evening of Hindustani Instrumental Music

Arnab Chakrabarty sarod
Roopa Panesar
Shahbaz Hussain tabla

The Raga Fellowship Foundation and Sama Arts Network in association with the Canada Council for the Arts are proud and excited to bring to the listeners of Birmingham the magic of classical Hindustani (North Indian) instrumental music.

The Autumn Barzākh features a jugalbandi or collaboration between three contemporary maestros of Hindustani music: Arnab Chakrabarty (sarod), Roopa Panesar (sitar) and Shahbaz Hussain (tabla). Leading the prestigious musical lineages of their gurus, these virtuosos have fused the best of traditional music with a contemporary aesthetic.

The listeners can expect an immersive experience of listening to various compositions in traditional rāgas of the subcontinent. The concert includes the highly-anticipated musical dialogue between the instruments, as well as a solo tabla piece that will highlight the intricacies of tāla, the subcontinental system of percussive rhythm cycles.

This event is specially curated with the dynamic sensibilities of a diverse, cosmopolitan audience in mind and will feature a mix of the introspective elements of rāga music, and the playful energy of instrumental virtuosity.

Named after the Indo-Persian Sufi philosophy of the Barzākh, the spiritual-aesthetic zone that lies between heaven and earth, this concert promises to be an elevating and nourishing experience.

Running time approx. two hours

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