Symphony of Santoor will enthral audiences lucky enough to have a seat for its premiere on Friday February 21, 2020 at the Artscape Opera House.
Award-winning Santoor player, Rahul Sharma and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Brandon Phillips, collaborate for a magical confluence of the rich traditions of Indian and western classical music. This world-first concert will journey through Indian classical ragas, folk, and light classical music compositions, rearranged for orchestra by Sharma, with the 100-stringed santoor as the starring soloist.
For novices to the genre, Indian music is largely improvised, with the artist gauging the audience’s vibe and mood, tuning into the heartbeat of concert goers before embarking on the main event. Therein lies its mystique and magic, as each performance is totally unique and therefore, extremely special. Orchestral music is of course more structured, and Rahul has consequently scored the pieces to take account of the different styles.
Aside from the 46-piece Cape Town Philharmonic orchestra, Rahul Sharma will be accompanied by a team of musicians from India.
Tickets: R200 – R600
Tickets available at Computicket.