Samyo at The Southbank Centre
22 Mar 2014 | 19:30 until 22:00
The Southbank Centre
The National Youth Orchestra for Indian Music presents an evening of uplifting and inspirational music with a wide ranging repertoire. Samyo’s own distinctive genre is both recognisable and unfamiliar, as it breaks new ground with the work of contemporary composers, and performs adventurous arrangements based on a rich musical tradition.
Milapfest’s annual showcase performance by Samyo illustrates the transitional journey that the orchestra takes each year, re-inventing and re-shaping the Indian music genre in an orchestral context. Following the 10th anniversary celebration in 2013, the orchestra has established a strong identity, defined by talented young musicians, an array of instruments including sitar, veena, flute, violin, tabla and mridangam.
Indian classical music is a solo, improvised tradition, but Samyo performs the work and arrangements of modern Indian composers, inspired by the best folk, popular and classical traditions of India; the young musicians of Samyo, born and raised in England, have helped to shape the only orchestra of its kind in the world.
Principal Conductor: Gaurav Mazumdar
Guest Soloist: Anil Srinivasan piano
Orchestra Leader: Raam Jeganathan veena
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Tickets: £12 / £10 / £7.50 / Limited 50% concessions
Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) : £30
Group Discount: Save 20% on a block booking of 10 or more seats
(Book over the phone or in person at The Southbank Centre)
Ticket Office: 0844 847 9910 / www.southbankcentre.co.uk
Box office information
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London, SE1 8XX
0844 847 9910