SAMYO 10 @ Southbank Centre

16 Mar 2013 | 18:30 until 21:00

The Southbank Centre

a revolutionary orchestra reaches a landmark…

Orchestras aren’t commonplace in Indian classical music – but the UK is home to a groundbreaking orchestra, and the only one of its kind in the world.

SAMYO is the National Youth Orchestra for Indian Music and this year celebrates 10 years since a group of young British-born musicians first came together to redefine a genre, to create an entirely new sound in Indian music.

In this special anniversary concert, SAMYO10, the orchestra traces its decade-long journey exploring its roots in traditional raga music to more contemporary repertoire featuring bold themes and experimental cross-genre collaborations.  The programme features a special guest appearance by the National Youth Jazz Collective, and a brand new arrangement of a Western Classical piece, along with a selection of works by some of India’s most famous contemporary composers – all of which have been especially composed and arranged for the orchestra.

Working with the SAMYO over a number of years, world-renowned contemporary classical musicians including Lalgudi GJR Krishnan, Gaurav Mazumdar and Ranajit Sengupta and have contributed a series of compositions which have challenged and ignited the orchestra as it continues to surprise, push boundaries and experiment – always playing Indian music as never heard before.

celebrating 10 years of history in the making…

Principal Conductor: Gaurav Mazumdar
Guest Conductor and Composer: Ranajit Sengupta
Percussion Conductor: Kousic Sen
Percussion Conductor: R N Prathap
Associate Conductor: Girishh Gopalakrishnan

£12.50, £10.00, £7.50 / Limited 50% concessions available

For more info about the orchestra please follow this link.

SAMYO10 – Celebrating 10 years of the National Youth Orchestra for Indian Music.

Box office information


Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London, SE1 8XX


0844 847 9910


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