The Light Within sparks dialogue between musical traditions

On 30 January, the Ensemble performed for the second time at Cadogan Hall, London, home of the Royal Philharmonic. The concert titled The Light Within brought an eclectic mix of sounds to the ears — the tabla complimented the trombone, the bansuri flowed with the bass, the kamancha conversed with the clarinet, and the strings argued with the saxophone.

Paul Griffiths, the Ensemble’s musical director, has constantly encouraged creativity in every performance, and this time was no different. From the outset he demonstrated the ability of music to evoke a plethora of emotions that are different in every individual — ranging from euphoria to sorrow, passion to calm, rapture to despair.

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