Saturday 28 May 2016, 7.30pmBrighton Dome, Brighton
Venue Box Office: 01273 709709
David Murphy conductor
Kala Ramnath indian classical violin
Gurdain Rayatt tabla
Pirashanna Thevarajah percussion
Simon Blendis violin
Art Malik narrator
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Ramnath The Seasons of India
Music, words and imagery combine in this special concert as part of Dr Blighty week at Brighton Festival, originally conceived by Ajay Chhabra (Nutkhut Artistic Director).
Marrying classical music traditions from East and West, the Philharmonia Orchestra perform some of the best-loved English works of the period, interspersed with violin virtuoso Kala Ramnath's own traditional music scored for violin, orchestra and Indian folk instruments. Alongside the music will be readings from letters and diaries written by the Indian servicemen recuperating in Brighton, narrated by Art Malik - making for a truly poignant and evocative evening.