July 24: An evening of music from the Madras String Quartet
Fans of classical chamber music will hear something rather unusual when Luxembourg welcomes the Madras String Quartet for a concert on July 24.
The event, held at the Capellen Centre Culturel on Route d'Arlon, is hosted by the Honorary Consul General of India to Luxembourg and features musicians V.S. Narasimhan (first violin), Mohan Rao (second violin), Sasikumar (viola) and V.R.Sekar (cello).
Founded in 1993, the Madras String Quartet (MSQ) originally performed regular western chamber music repertoire.
The founder and first violinist of the quartet, V.S. Narasimhan, who had a formidable base in Carnatic music (Southern Indian Classical Music system), embarked on a remarkable musical voyage, exploring new frontiers in chamber music performance with his quartet with a unique combination of Southern Indian classical music with western harmonic principles.
This original integration of the Indian and Western classical music systems has been widely hailed as ground-breaking work; unlike many other fusion works that exist, the original compositions of the great composers of South India are rendered in the utmost pure form.
The performance takes place from 7pm to 8.30pm and doors open at 6.30pm. Entry is 10 euros per person, payable on the door. Indian snacks and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
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