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Apoorva Gokhale – Indian Spring 1

29/02/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

£1.00 – £10.00

As we approach Holi, the Indian spring festival of colours, join us to mark the season with a series of concerts bring you the best of Hindustani classical music. The spring is celebrated in the Indian arts as a time of new life, playfulness and the appreciation of beauty, and Indian music is perfectly adapted to capture these moods. Whatever the weather outside, immerse yourself in our celebration of the coming spring with superb exponents of the classical raga tradition.

An installation from the exhibition Khyal: Music and Imagination will be presented in connection with the concerts on the Saturday and Sunday.

Our first concert features all artists visiting from India especially for this festival. Apoorva Gokhale is a rising star of the Indian music scene, who brings to the stage her own interpretation of a rich family legacy. She began her musical training at the feet of her grandfather, the legendary musician Gajananbuwa Joshi (1911-1987) and proudly represents the Gwalior gharana tradition of khyal singing with its combination of dignity, grace and lyricism.

She is accompanied by two of India’s premier performers on harmonium and tabla, Seema and Vishwanath Shirodkar. The Shirodkars are much in demand in India as accompanists to the leading khyal singers, and it is a rare privilege in the UK to hear what they can bring to a vocal presentation.

The concert will comprise presentations of traditional Hindustani ragas and talas. As is traditional in this music tradition, the exact repertory is not decided in advance of the performance.

Apoorva Gokhale vocal
Vishwanath Shirodkar tabla
Seema Shirodkar harmonium

A pre-festival talk with Apoorva Gokhale will take place in the venue before the concert at 6:45pm.

Presented in association with GemArts

Important Event Information

Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Ticket Prices: £10 adults, £4 students, £1 under 18s
Ticket Availability: Tickets will be on sale until 5pm on the day of the concert
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£1.00 – £10.00
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Music Department
Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL


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