On January 21, 2009 thirty-four musicians of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra gathered in a rehearsal room on New York's Upper West Side to meet sitar virtuoso, Anoushka Shankar. Working together over the next twelve days, they have given life to the world premiere of Ravi Shankar's newest composition Concerto No. 3 for Sitar and Orchestra.
Filmmakers Chris and Alex Browne captured this collaboration as Indian and Western classical music combined. They created the RAGA SAGA, 12 daily webisodes providing exclusive access to the skill, the artistry and the inherent drama that are part of the unique Orpheus rehearsal process.
As an online partner of the project, Playbill Arts has been presenting each daily Webisode. The entire series, which completes with Episode 12 on Feb. 1, may be seen by signing up at www.OrpheusRAGA.com.
Sales for this special Carnegie Hall event have been going fast, but a few still remain. Tickets, priced $29-$98, may be purchased at here.