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Music

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Musicon: Indian Spring Colours | Concert 2

1st March 2020, 11:00, Department of Music, Palace Green

Chiranjeeb Chakraborty vocal
'Swar-Taal Samvaad' Seema Shirodkar harmonium
Vishwanath Shirodkar tabla

11:00am Performance

Morning concert – bring the family!

Morning concerts are a regular feature of the Indian music scene and offer both a rare opportunity to hear the morning raga repertory and a perfect opportunity to share the music with family and friends without having to worry about transport home! Children are also welcome to contribute to a special Rangoli decoration of the event.

We begin this concert with Seema and Vishwanath Shirodkar taking centre stage as 'Swar-Taal Samvaad' (the conversation between melody and rhythm). Harmonium and Tabla are both traditionally treated as 'accompanying' instruments, although there is a long tradition of tabla solo performance: harmonium solo is a more recent phenomenon, but a revelation for music-lovers in the hands of a brilliant musician such as Seema Shirodkar. In this part we will enjoy the beautiful and energising music of these two masters.

The second item will be a khyal presentation by Chiranjeeb Chakraborty, one of the top ranking of Indian classical vocalists in Europe. His music sparkles with the rare combination of virtuosity with classical purity, along with a deep sense of artistic aesthetics. Chiranjeeb's style blends elements of different khyal gharana styles – Rampur, Gwalior and Patiala/Kasur – which he has absorbed form his eminent teachers, and he is a versatile artist equally comfortable in a wide range of styles from dhrupad to 'light classical' and fusion.

The concert will comprise presentations of traditional Hindustani ragas and talas.

Tickets: £5, Students £2, Under 18s Free

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