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Presented by GemArts, Sage Gateshead and ZeroClassikal Presents

Riverside Ragas: Altered Boundaries

Booking Information

Venue: Northern Rock Foundation Hall

Tickets: £13.10, Family Ticket £32.70


Altered Boundaries is a concept of a string quartet, which is not a new one, and even one incorporating Indian music is not new either. However, replacing the standard 2 violins, viola & cello with 2 sitars, sarod & sarangi, it will create a new sound not heard before. It aims to push the boundaries of contemporary Indian classical music.

Mainly improvised and homophonic in nature, adding polyphonic textures challenges the very fabric of Indian Classical Music genre.

The ensemble is led by Jonathan Mayer on main sitar, joined by William Hoffman on sarod, Jasdeep Singh on second sitar and Surjit Singh on sarangi.

The first half of the concert will be a traditional Indian Classical performance with Udit Pankhania accompanying on tabla.

Presented by GemArts, Sage Gateshead and ZeroClassikal

A family ticket is available for £32.70 – four tickets, must include at least one child under 16.