Iconic Santoor legend Tarun Bhattacharya embarks on a 3 months tour of United Kingdom, Netherlands, United States of America and Canada in a series of concerts to promote Raag Ganga created and unveiled by him a few months in India.
The highlight of the tour is the celebration of the reopening of Queen Elizabeth Hall. The music venue on the South Bank in London, England, that hosts daily classical, jazz, and avant-garde music and dance performances. The QEH forms part of Southbank Centre arts complex and stands alongside the Royal Festival Hall, which was built for the Festival of Britain of 1951, and the Hayward Gallery. It stands on the former site of a shot tower, built as part of a lead works in 1826 and retained for the Festival of Britain.
The venue was closed for two years of renovations in September 2015.
The concert on 21st April 2018 marks the beginning of the maestro’s odyssey. The high point shall be maestro’s reuniting with another great Pandit Kushal Das after almost half a decade.
His concert at Amsterdam, Netherlands shall be the first concert overseas unveiling the latest Raga in Hindustani Classical Music created by him as an ode to Mother Ganges and how over centuries mankind has been destroying it’s purity and today we need to preserve it to save millions thriving on this river.
The Santoor caravan moves to US where he shall feature in major concerts at North Carolina, Portland, San Fransisco, Tampa, Milwaukee, Nashville. The maestro’s Montreal and Toronto concerts in Canada in May 2018 shall see the maestro team up with Hindole Majumdar, a percussion virtuoso to present a series of concerts on Raag Ganga.
As the Maestro says, “ It is important to promote Indian music at the global platform on a regular basis and since after many years a new Raag has been created and I have a duty towards my creation to be known to the music lovers at large. Also I find a renewed interest in Indian classical form of music in the West and I, as torch bearer and senior statesman of the Indian music fraternity , feel morally obligated to spread and infuse more enthusiasm among these music patrons and also create new sets of population getting attracted and falling in love with Indian music.”