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GemArts Masala Festival Launch: Ustad Wajahat Khan with Royal Northern Sinfonia

GemArts Masala Festival Launch: Ustad Wajahat Khan with Royal Northern Sinfonia

Ustad Wajahat Khan with Royal Northern Sinfonia
- Sarod and Strings Ensemble -

Date: Monday 15th July 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
Tickets: £13.10 / Family tickets available
Box Office: 0191 4434661 or
GemArts Masala Festival launches with an incredible collaboration and a special evening of music composed and performed by the internationally renowned Sarod maestro Ustad Wajahat Khan with a String Ensemble from Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Bradley Creswick violin
Alanna Tonetti-Tieppo violin
James Slater viola
Gemma Kost cello
Tony Abell double bass

Ustad Wajahat Khan has a growing reputation as one of the most accomplished Indian classical musicians of his generation. Son & nephew of legendary sitar maestros Ustad Imrat Khan & Ustad Vilayat Khan, he belongs to one of India's most revered musical families which goes back to the courts of Mughal emperors of 16th century India. Based in Calcutta and London he has perfomed in 40 countries across the globe. With revolutionary contributions to the art of sarod playing, he has energised its performance repertoire with his distinctive style & virtuoso technique, acquiring worldwide following & appraisal.

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Sage Gateshead, is the UK’s only full-time chamber orchestra. Founded in 1958, RNS has built a worldwide reputation for the North East through the quality of its music-making and the immediacy of the connections the musicians make with audiences.

The first half of the concert will be a traditional Indian Classical performance by Ustad Wajahat Khan on sarod with Shahbaz Hussain on tabla.

Presented by GemArts and Sage Gateshead

To download the Masala Festival 2019 brochure click here

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