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London, UK (Glass/Shankar PASSAGES (First Complete Life Performance))
Prom 41: Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar
22:15 Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Philip Glass/ Ravi Shankar
Passages (first complete live performance)
Anoushka Shankar, sitar
Karen Kamensek, conductor
About This Event
In the mid-1960s a rising star of Western classical music met the ‘Godfather’ of the Indian classical tradition. The result was a collision of musical worlds and – some 25 years later – a studio album that combined Glass’s American Minimalism with Shankar’s sitar and the traditions of Hindustani classical music.
A hypnotic flow of sound, blending cello, saxophone and other Western instruments with the glittering pulse of the sitar, Passages is presented here in its first complete live performance. The Britten Sinfonia and Karen Kamensek are joined by Shankar’s daughter, sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar.