The first ever public performance of specially orchestrated music by Ravikiran, commissioned by Kala Sangam to celebrate the official launch of the Kala Sangam Arts Centre in March 2012.
Global Echoes 2012 will be performed by Ravikiran, members of the BBC Philharmonic, and musicians from the south Asian classical music scene, including R N Prakash and Balu Raguraman.
Ravikiran and BBC Philharmonic bring together classical Eastern and Western influences to present this unique concert. The evening's performances include classical compositions from both parts of the world, and an inspiring and uplifting collaborative programme of new music infusing both Eastern and Western classical styles.
Be sure to book early as this event will be in high demand!
The BBC Philharmonic is acknowledged as one of the UK's finest orchestras. One of the BBC's six performing groups, the Philharmonic is based at MediaCity UK in Salford, and tours regionally and nationally.
Chitravina N Ravikiran
Kala Sangam is delighted to bring back Ravikiran on the Chitravina. World renowned Carnatic musician and composer, Ravikiran, was a child prodigy and first debuted at the Malleshwaram Sangeeta Sabha, Bangalore, at the age of two. He has been playing the 12-stringed Chitravina since the age of 10. The chitravina (a fretless lute, also called a gotuvadyam) is one of the most exquisite of Indian musical instruments. With a history going back to nearly 2000 years, it is one of the oldest instruments in the world, and the forerunner of the fretted (Saraswati) veena.
Full list of all the performers here.
Early Bird Tickets
Early bird tickets are limited availability so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Standard tickets are available online until noon on the day of the event. After this time, any remaining tickets will be available to buy on the door at a higher price. We cannot guarantee the availability of OTD tickets.
Kala Sangam Academy Student tickets
Kala Sangam Academy students are entitled to one free ticket each for every Kala Sangam event, but must be accompanied by at least one full paying adult. Proof of ID (student status) MUST be shown on the door to gain entry. Please note that this performance is not suitable for very young children.
Please contact Kala Sangam direct to enquire about group bookings by calling (01274) 303340 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Show Times & Late Arrival Policy
The show begins at 7pm prompt and lasts approximately 60 minutes. Doors open 30 mins before the show starts. There is no interval. Please arrive before the performance start time to guarantee entry. Due to the nature of the performance, latecomers will be not admitted as this disturbs both the performers and the other audience members.
Please note that this event is not suitable for very young children. Once everyone is seated, there will be no breaks in the performance.
About KALA SANGAM
Kala Sangam is a leading south Asian arts organisation. We aim to increase understanding and appreciation of the cultural traditions of south Asia, whilst improving awareness of racial, cultural and social issues.
We work with local and international artists to create and deliver collaborative work across the community through a programme of creative and accessible events, including performances, classes, workshops and training courses.
When & Where
Kala Sangam is a national South Asian arts organisation, based at St Peter's House in Bradford.
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