Delhi-born composer Param Vir spent his early years steeped in Indian classical music, coming to the UK in the 1980s to study composition in a western idiom. Vir’s second BCMG Sound Investment commission will integrate these two traditions by fusing Indian classical ‘ragas’ with his own highly developed harmonic language to create a concerto for sarod and ensemble.
Join composer Param Vir, British sarod maestro Soumik Datta, and BCMG and Chicago-based ensemble Fulcrum Point musicians, as we explore Vir’s concerto for sarod and ensemble through talks, performance, and work-in-progress workshops.
Param Vir: Constellations ~
Param Vir: Beyond the Reach of the World – Movement I *
Soumik Datta talk/demonstration: Introducing the sarod and Indian classical raga #
Stephen Newbould, Param Vir, Stephen Burns, Soumik Datta, and Sandeep Virdee: Group discussion
Param Vir: Sarod Concerto sketches – Open Workshop ~ #
Conductor: Stephen Burns ~
Sarod: Soumik Datta #
Percussion: Tom Lee (Royal Academy of Music student) *
Cello: Auriol Evans (Royal Academy of Music student) *
Information No.0121 616 2616
CBSO Centre is equipped with adapted toilet facilities, key signposting in Braille and the hall is fitted with an infra-red amplification system (receivers are available on request). Limited free parking can be arranged on request.
Access to CBSO Centre’s concert hall, bar and toilets is all flat, with no steps or ramps. The hall configuration is flexible, meaning we can accommodate specific seating requests.
Guide dogs are very welcome at BCMG concerts. You can either keep them with you in the auditorium during the concert or event, or we will be happy to look after your dog for you in the foyer while you enjoy the performance.