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Orchestra of Opera North: Symphonic Sitar Premiere - Kirklees Concert Season 2019 / 2020

About the event

Inspired intertwining of traditions

Two musical traditions meet in a world premiere and a Kirklees Concert Season first, at the centre of a spectacular programme taking its inspiration from beyond Western Europe.

An unrelenting whirlwind, Erkin’s Köçekçe Suite fuses Turkish folk traditions with western symphonic music.

Composed and performed by the award-winning sitarist Jasdeep Singh Degun, Arya is an exciting new concerto. Simmering with grandeur and emotionally charged music, the melody moves from the sitar around the orchestra in gorgeous sweeps of sound.

Sibelius’ joyful Karelia and mysterious Swan of Tuonela are steeped in Finnish folklore and atmosphere. His final symphony, filled with majestic beauty, is a favourite for many and closes the concert.

Part of the Kirklees Orchestral Concert Season 2019/2020. This event is part of the subscription package. Download your form or call Box Office to become a subscriber.

Conductor Harish Shankar
Sitar Jasdeep Singh Degun
Orchestra of Opera North

Ulvi Cemal Erkin Köçekçe Suite
Jasdeep Singh Degun Arya: A Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra
Sibelius Karelia Suite
The Swan of Tuonela
Symphony No. 7

Talking Music begins at 3.40pm
Arya is commissioned by Opera North

Please click on the link under Further Information for more details and online booking.


Huddersfield Tourist Information

Huddersfield Library Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU

01484 223200
Town Halls Box Office

01484 225755
Dewsbury Box Office and Town Hall Reception

Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DG

01924 324501

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Further information


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