An Evening of Hindustani Instrumental Music
The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
Front stalls (Premium)
£15 over 60s, under 18s
£10 over 60s, under 18s
£7 over 60s, under 18s
AUTUMN BARZĀKH: An Evening of Hindustani Instrumental Music
Arnab Chakrabarty sarod
Roopa Panesar sitar
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