Award-winning jazz composer/pianist Vijay Iyer brings two of his globally renowned projects to the capital. Join us for the Middle East Premieres of Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi and Vijay Iyer & Tirtha.

Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi. Vijay Iyer and International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) perform a suite for three winds, three strings, two percussion, two pianos, and electronics, in live counterpoint with cinematic episodes compiled from footage of the eight days and nights of Holi festivities in Mathura, India.  The result is also a ballet of sorts: a performative encounter between live music and film, between lived experience and myth, the self and the transformed self, winter and spring.

Vijay Iyer & Tirtha, Iyer’s fascinating three piece musical dialogue between jazz, Hindustani (north-Indian classical) and Carnatic (south-Indian classical) music. Featuring Prasanna (guitar) & Nitin Mitta (tabla).

Radhe Radhe is both a testament to Stravinsky’s continued influence and a richly successful creative expression on its own terms…[a] visually and sonically dazzling collaboration.” – NPR

Listen to Vijay Iyer & Tirtha

Watch the Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi Trailer

[International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is] “one of the most accomplished and adventurous groups in new music.”- The New York Times

Stay for post-show conversations