Ravi Shankar's New Concerto, with Anoushka Shankar and Orpheus, Plays Carnegie Hall Jan. 31; Tickets Still Available

Classic Arts Features   Ravi Shankar's New Concerto, with Anoushka Shankar and Orpheus, Plays Carnegie Hall Jan. 31; Tickets Still Available
 
After 11 days of collaboration and rehearsal with sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's efforts (as documented in our Webisode series) will pay off with a Carnegie Hall debut Jan. 31.


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.

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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.

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