Signature closing concert at Darbar Festival 2022 to feature Indian classical music maestros
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Darbar Festivals’ signature closing concert is an epic double bill that features some of India’s most revered classical musicians.
The ‘Masters of Indian Midnight Ragas’, which will be held on 16 October, will see a long-awaited sitar and flute duet from Purbayan Chatterjee and Rakesh Chaurasia; a weaving, hypnotic sound to calm and elevate the audience’s soul during the first half of the programme.
Chatterjee has evolved and created his own signature sound still inspired by his teachers and Pandit Nikhil Banerjee whilst Chaurasia maintains his uncle, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia’s bansuri legacy. They will be accompanied by two master percussionists, Satyajit Talwalkar and Patri Satish Kumar who balance rhythmic poise and the highly explosive improvisation to a groovy crescendo.
The second half will see Shubha Mudgal, a musician and composer known for her lyrical luminosity to her singing, accompanied by Aneesh Pradhan on the tabla and Sudhir Nayak on the harmonium.
The depth of Mugdal’s 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. Pradhan and Nayak will also provide the most harmonious accompaniment to bring out the best of each other – the perfect musical team.
The event will take place at the Barbican Hall in London from 5.30pm to 10.15pm. To book your tickets visit: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2022/event/darbar-masters-of-indian-midnight-ragas