26 Apr 2014 | 13:00 until 15:00
The Capstone Theatre
Mithilla Sarma veena
Achuthan Sripathmanathan violin
Prathap Ramachandra mridangam
Representing the UK’s finest emerging talent, Sur is Milapfest’s annual showcase of the ‘Generation Next’ of young British Indian musicians.
Tarang members Mithila Sarma and Achuthan Sripathmanathan perform a double-bill afternoon of Carnatic music, each accompanied on percussion by renowned mridangam artist, Prathap Ramachandra.
Mithila and Achuthan are both brilliant young musicians who have been performing in orchestras and ensembles since their youth. As young British musicians, they bring a fresh perspective and distinctive approach to the timeless sound of Carnatic music, providing an interesting contrast to the way it is traditionally performed.
Taking the ancient symbolic Veena and giving it a contemporary twist, Mithila explores the influences her upbringing has had upon her while learning Carnatic music. She journeys through this Music for the Mind and Soul concert asking the questions; how does your life become influenced by the music you play, and also, how does the music you play become influenced by your life experiences?
Achuthan performs a programme of much-loved pieces from the classic Carnatic repertoire on the violin, an instrument which has been adapted into the Indian classical music genre for centuries.
Box office information
The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University, 17 Shaw Street, L6 1HP
0151 291 3949