Kirklees Concert Season

Kirklees Concert Season / Events / Sun 23 Feb 2020

Orchestra of Opera North: Symphonic Sitar Premiere

Orchestra of Opera North: Symphonic Sitar Premiere

Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Jasdeep Singh Degun, Sibelius

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.


Conductor: Harish Shankar
Sitar: Jasdeep Singh Degun
Orchestra of Opera North

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

Time: 4.30 pm
Talking Music begins at 3.40pm
Arya is commissioned by Opera North

Part of the Kirklees Orchestral Concert Season 2019/2020.
This concert is part of the subscription package.

HOW TO BOOK for the Kirklees Concert Season:

Kirklees Town Halls Box Office
Phone: 01484 225755
In person: Holmfirth Visitor Information Centre; Huddersfield Visitor Information Centre & Dewsbury Box Office

Opera North Box Office
Phone: 0844 848 2720*
In person: 46 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU
*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge

Full price: £13 - £27
Concessions: £11 - £24
17 – 29 year olds 'Give it a Go': £4
16 and under: £1

Booking fee may apply.

Subscription tickets can be booked up to 19 September through Kirklees Town Hall Box Office Tel: 01484 225 755.
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Event Location

Huddersfield Town Hall

Ramsden Street

Telephone: 01484 225 755

Event Details