Masters of Indian Midnight Ragas

Double Bill

India’s maestros explore late night ragas in celebration of….
Purbayan Chatterjee sitar 
Rakesh Chaurasia flute 
Satyajit Talwalkar tabla 
Patri Satish Kumar mridangam

The concluding double bill signature concert brings classical elegance to this epic double bill.  An immersive concert featuring three of India’s household classical musicians. Chatterjee and Chaurasia perform the long-awaited sitar and flute duet accompanied by two master percussionists to transport you. Chatterjee has evolved and created his own signature sound still inspired by his teachers and Pandit Nikhil Banerjee. Chaurasia maintains his uncle, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia’s bansuri legacy. Both create the magic weaving and bending of midnight raga notes into a hypnotic trance that calms you and elevates your soul. They are accompanied by two of India’s master percussionists, Kumar and Talwalkar who balance rhythmic poise and the highly explosive improvisation to a groovy crescendo. 

Shubha Mudgal khayal 
Aneesh Pradhan tabla 
Sudhir Nayak harmonium 
Probably the finest classical musician in India today, Mudgal is a musician and composer known for her lyrical luminosity to her singing. The depth of her music is attributed to her master teachers, notably Pandit Ramashreya Jha the distinguished composer, musician, scholar and teacher of Hindustani classical music. This concert will be upstanding for its purity of raga and heritage through the raga and powerful passionate compositional choices. Par excellence, Mudgal sings midnight ragas, rarely sung due to venue restrictions in both London and India – this is definitely a concert not to be missed. She is accompanied by Pradhan and Nayak who provide the most harmonious accompaniment to bring out the best of each other – the perfect musical team. 

Booking info

16 October 2022

17:30 to 22:15

Barbican Hall

£100, £75, £50, £35, £20

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