Darbar Festival

Friday 16 Sep 2016, 6:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Rakesh Chaurasia bansuri

Niladri Kumar sitar

Jayanthi Kumaresh saraswati veena

Dr. S. Karthick ghatam

Matthew Barley cello

Lulu Fuller violin

Samuel Burstin viola

Jennifer McLaren clarinet

Michael Fuller bass

Fraser Trainer, in collaboration with performers Universal Notes

Four members of the Philharmonia Orchestra come together with renowned Indian classical musicians, cellist Matthew Barley and composer Fraser Trainer to perform a world première in the opening concert of the 2016 Darbar Festival.

In a collaboration between the Philharmonia and Darbar Festival, the new piece, Universal Notes, was created in a year of workshops in India and the UK. Taking inspiration from India’s raga mode of melody, the project moves away from jamming and ‘fusion’ styles, with an ambition to create music that brings two great classical traditions together equally.

Universal Notes forms the first half of this concert, after which Rakesh Chaurasia and Niladri Kumar perform sets with tabla accompaniment. Click here for full details and to book tickets.

The 10th annual Darbar Festival at Southbank Centre, in association with Sky Arts, is a celebration of Indian classical music, bringing together the Hindustani (North Indian), Carnatic (South Indian) and Dhrupad (India’s oldest yet timeless tradition) traditions.