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Holst’s Savitri with Pagrav Dance – Britten Sinfonia & Sir Mark Elder

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

HOLST’S SAVITRI WITH PAGRAV DANCE
04.05.22 at 7:30PM
London
Barbican

Britten Sinfonia and Sir Mark Elder join forces with Pagrav Dance Company, fusing classical Indian Kathak dance styles with contemporary storytelling to bring to life Holst’s chamber opera Savitri.

Grace Williams Sea Sketches
Benjamin Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Gustav Holst Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
Gustav Holst S?vitri
Traditional Indian Music for tabla and violin

Savitri is a musing on love and death, a tale from the Mahabharata of the eponymous heroine’s battle to save her husband. This new interpretation of Holst’s rarely performed opera has been conceived in collaboration with choreographer Urja Desai Thakore – one of the UK’s leading kathak practitioners – and her ground-breaking Pagrav Dance Company, using dance to shine new light on an ancient story.

The programme also features Holst’s setting of hymns from one of Hinduism’s most important works, the Rig Veda, alongside music by Grace Williams and Benjamin Britten, and from Jaqueline Shave’s longstanding duo with tabla virtuoso Kuljit Bhamra.

Performers:
Britten Sinfonia
Pagrav Dance Company
Sir Mark Elder conductor
Jacqueline Shave leader/violin
Kathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano/S?vitri
Anthony Gregory tenor/Satyavan
Ross Ramgobin baritone/Death
Kuljit Bhamra tabla
Urja Desai Thakore choreographer
Britten Sinfonia Voices

Details

Date:
May 4
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Britten Sinfonia

Venue

Barbican
Barbican Centre Silk St London
London, EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom
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