Raag & Mode (rebroadcast)
Ensemble Scholastica presents

Raag & Mode (rebroadcast)

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For more information about this event, please contact Ensemble Scholastica at info@ensemblescholastica.ca.

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ON DEMAND REBROADCAST OF CONCERT GIVEN ON March 20, 2022. Available until April 3, 2022.

India is home to one of humanity’s oldest musical traditions, and what we know today as Indian classical music has millennia-old roots. Raag (or raga) is a complex central con-cept which can most simply be defined as a particular configuration of pitches expressing a particular emotion. A comparable concept that is just as funda-mental though much less elaborate in Western music is that of mode. Both raag and mode underwent significant developments during the medieval period, changing the course of these two great musical traditions.

For this concert we have invited a special guest soloist: Ramneek Singh, an internationally acclaimed Hindustani Classical vocalist, born and trained in India and now based in Toronto. Together with Ms. Singh, we are preparing a program of melodies that highlight the similarities and differences between the Classical Indian raag and the European medieval mode. Two sacred traditions elaborated during the Middle Ages that were as distinctive as they were expressive of the centrality of melody and meaning to music-making.

Program: https://ensemblescholastica.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Programme-RaagMode.pdf

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ON DEMAND REBROADCAST OF CONCERT GIVEN ON March 20, 2022. Available until April 3, 2022.

India is home to one of humanity’s oldest musical traditions, and what we know today as Indian classical music has millennia-old roots. Raag (or raga) is a complex central con-cept which can most simply be defined as a particular configuration of pitches expressing a particular emotion. A comparable concept that is just as funda-mental though much less elaborate in Western music is that of mode. Both raag and mode underwent significant developments during the medieval period, changing the course of these two great musical traditions.

For this concert we have invited a special guest soloist: Ramneek Singh, an internationally acclaimed Hindustani Classical vocalist, born and trained in India and now based in Toronto. Together with Ms. Singh, we are preparing a program of melodies that highlight the similarities and differences between the Classical Indian raag and the European medieval mode. Two sacred traditions elaborated during the Middle Ages that were as distinctive as they were expressive of the centrality of melody and meaning to music-making.

Program: https://ensemblescholastica.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Programme-RaagMode.pdf

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