Presented by GemArts, Sage Gateshead and ZeroClassikal

Riverside Ragas: Altered Boundaries



Altered Boundaries follows the concept of a string quartet, which is not a new one. The concept of a string quartet incorporating Indian music is not new either. However, replacing the standard two violins, viola and cello with two sitars, sarod and sarangi  will create a new sound not heard before. It aims to push the boundaries of contemporary Indian classical music.

Mainly improvised and homophonic in nature, adding polyphonic textures challenges the very fabric of Indian Classical Music genre.

The ensemble is led by Jonathan Mayer on main sitar, joined by William Hoffman on sarod, Jasdeep Singh on second sitar and Surjit Singh on sarangi.

The first half of the concert will be a traditional Indian Classical performance with Udit Pankhania accompanying on tabla.

Presented by GemArts, Sage Gateshead and ZeroClassikal

A family ticket is available for £32.70 – four tickets, must include at least one child under 16.

Stage times:

7.15pm – 7.45pm Pre-concert talk
8pm – 8.45pm First half


9.05pm – 9.50pm Second Half

Please note timings are subject to change