Fusing European & Indian Music at St. Canice’s Cathedral
St. Canice's Cathedral provides an epic backdrop for what will be a unique night of music, fusing the sounds of two distinguished and quite different classical traditions - European and Indian. Finnish composer Eero Hameenniemi has assembled some of the world's finest classical performers where the viola da gamba is concerned, Markku Luolajan-Mikkola and Mikko Perkola, along with lutenist Eero Palvianinen and Sai Shravanam (tabla). Joining them is one of the most sought-after contemporary musicians and leading South Indian classical singer of our time, Bombay Jayashri (that's her in the video above).
Up for performance are Pièce a deux violes, I Livre (MARIN MARAIS), Suite for two violas and continuo in A minor (JOHN JENKINS), Pièces de violes, IV Livre & V Livre (MARIN MARAIS), Nouveaux Concerts or Les Goûts Réunis (FRANÇOIS COUPERIN) before finishing with a song cycle by Eero Hameenniemi set to ghazals, or poems, of the great Urdo poet, Mirza Ghalib.
This promises to be a very special night of music across two very different cultures and we've still got some tickets available, get yours here online or give the box office a shout on 056 7752175.