-PERFORMANCES-

Inner Vision: Radiance of a Thousand Suns

27/11/21, 19:30

Inner Vision and Grand Union Orchestras join musical forces from around the world to present “Antardrishti – Inner Vision”, a performance inspired by Chapter 11 of the Hindu philosophical epic the Bhagavad Gita followed by “If Paradise” reflecting on different aspects of the impact of spirituality. The performance explores the concept of divine sight and knowledge through music.

Inner Vision Orchestra is the UK’s only professional orchestra of blind people from all over the world, founded and directed by Baluji Shrivastav OBE.
Grand Union Orchestra founded by Tony Haynes is the pioneering leading exponent of cross cultural music making in the UK, charcterised by it’s story telling and authentic ‘lived experience’of it’s artists.
Antardrishti-Inner Vision available on Naxos records ( put link) is An Unlimited international commission. Produced by Baluji Music Foundation Ltd. with support from the Arts Council England,British Council and PRS. Part of Baluji Interactions 2 National Tour.

Interactions: Indian Music and Flamenco

17/12/21, 19:30

"Special concert with renowned multi-instrumentalist Baluji Shrivastav OBE on sitar and virtuoso flamenco guitarist Ignacio Monteverde.

Accompanied on tablas by Yousuf Ali Khan and vocals by Linda Shanson.

Gypsies from Rajasthan brought Indian music to Spain developing and evolving it on the journey into Flamenco. You will hear the two traditions on their own and then they will be intertwined by two great masters, blended with a touch of jazz and the scintillating rhythms of India. You will be mesmerised by their interactions!"

Keele Concerts: The Inner Vision Orchestra

16/03/22, 19:30

Baluji Shrivastav OBE presents an uplifting programme of Sitar accompanied on Tablas by Sanju Sahai. The second half of the evening features Baluji with Jazz Orient supported by local guest artists Andy Platt and Kate Hogg joining Sanju, James Welland and Linda Shanovitch. Presenting their unique cele-bration of melody, harmony and rhythm. “Their arrangements take full advantage of the improvisational nature of both cultures’ music, giving short shrift to neither. Traditional raags and taals form the basis for tonal and rhythmic exploration. Eastern and Western instrumental timbres mix well, never sounding contrived. Shrivastav and friends prove once again to be masters of world fusion”

Classical Indian and Jazz Orient

27/03/22, 19:00

Baluji Shrivastav OBE presents an uplifting programme of Sitar accompanied on Tablas by Sanju Sahai. The second half of the evening features Baluji with Jazz Orient supported by local guest artists Andy Platt and Kate Hogg joining Sanju, James Welland and Linda Shanovitch. Presenting their unique cele-bration of melody, harmony and rhythm. “Their arrangements take full advantage of the improvisational nature of both cultures’ music, giving short shrift to neither. Traditional raags and taals form the basis for tonal and rhythmic exploration. Eastern and Western instrumental timbres mix well, never sounding contrived. Shrivastav and friends prove once again to be masters of world fusion”