For those who are interested in Indian music there is a bit of a treat coming up.
11th August – Soumik Datta
First we have our ‘Soumik evening’ on August 11th – the first outing of the new solo sarod set that Soumik is developing for his autumn UK tour. Inspired by Indian classical and folk music, it comes complete with with drones, atmospheres and electronics. A first for Salon Music!
Those of you who came to his concerts in Lawn Road will not need any introduction to Soumik’s sarod, his playing or his music. For those of you who do not know his work, if you check in to his website you can not only learn about his multiple super successful projects over the last couple of years, but you can also listen to some of his music.
Soumik is going to play for us on 11th August and, as with all Salon Music evenings at Hampstead Lane, there will be drinks beforehand and a light buffet supper afterwards. Fingers crossed that we keep the summer weather which means that we will be able to have supper in the garden around our newly installed ‘water feature’.
Because this is a private ‘party’ you will not be able to book through Ticket Tailor as usual. Instead please email me to tell me how many ‘tickets’ you would like.
The doors will open at 7pm for a glass of wine; music starts at 7.30pm followed by supper at around 8.30pm.
Instead of buying a ticket we would ask you to make a donation to Soumik’s charity, Soumik Datta Arts. We would suggest around £20/£25.
Once I receive your booking request I will email you my bank details for payment. I will then gather the monies together and pass them on. If for any reason that does not work for you then please just bring cash or a cheque (made out to me) on the night.
And then… 15th October
Anoushka Shankar and Manu Delago with the Britten Sinfonia
I caught this only because I am on the Britten Sinfonia mailing list. I have actually never heard Anoushka Shankar play and I find Manu Delago’s work really exciting so this seemed too good an opportunity to miss. To quote their site:
Boundary-crossing, multi-Grammy-nominated sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar joins forces with Britten Sinfonia and is joined by her regular collaborator percussionist Manu Delago for an evening presenting ragas and the sitar in a new light.
However, if you are interested I suggest booking now – there is only one performance and not that many tickets left.