Boundary-crossing, multi-Grammy-nominated sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar returns to the Proms, showcasing two of her most recent collaborations.
In the centenary year of her father Ravi Shankar’s birth and with the aim of presenting ‘ragas and the sitar in a new light’, she combines recordings of some of his works both with her own sitar improvisations and with live electronics by composer/producer Gold Panda.
Alongside conductor and arranger Jules Buckley, Anoushka Shankar has produced new arrangements of her own pieces for Britten Sinfonia’s strings, who are joined by her regular collaborator percussionist Manu Delago. Among them are ‘Wandering Around’, ‘Voice of the Moon’, ‘Land of Gold’ and ‘Chasing Shadows’.
It will not be possible to have an audience at the Royal Albert Hall but you can watch the performance live on BBC Radio 3 & on BBC Four at 8pm.