This summer Anoushka will be premiering a world exclusive of Passages at this years Proms Festival in London. In the mid-1960s a rising star of Western classical music, Phillip Glass, met the ‘Godfather’ of the Indian classical tradition, Ravi Shankar. The result was a collision of musical worlds and – some 25 years later – a studio album that combined Glass’s American Minimalism with Shankar’s sitar and the traditions of Hindustani classical music.
A hypnotic flow of sound blending cello, saxophone and other Western instruments with the glittering pulse of the sitar, Passages will be presented at the Proms in its first complete live performance. The Britten Sinfonia and Karen Kamensek are joined by sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar on 15th August 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall.