Milapfest announces Autumn Season

The UK’s leading Indian arts development trust continues its 2017 programme of events with a season celebrating contemporary classics.

Milapfest are delighted to present a specially curated Autumn season showcasing the very best in Classical Indian music – from a joyous exploration of its traditional roots to the creation of contemporary classics. This season brings together some of the rising stars in Indian classical music as well as commemorating some of the artists who made the genre what it is today. This series of concerts bring together artistes of extraordinary talent, each with a new interpretation of traditional art forms. Taking place in three of the most vibrant and cultural cities in the UK – London, Manchester and Liverpool – these concerts will bring a bit of Indian spice to UK venues as we head swiftly towards the chill of the British autumn!

Fresh from the release of their debut album, ‘Undone’, Tarang will be performing their new sound in London for the very first time as they head to the Beck Theatre, Hayes on Saturday 7th October 2017. Tarang present a live performance of their innovative new sound in their signature rich, soulful and creative style. Consisting of some of the most talented new artists of classical Indian music in the UK, their soundscapes are defying genre boundaries and inspiring audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Also returning for Autumn 2017 is Milapfest’s long-running concert series, Music for the Mind and Soul, which is now in its 26th continuous year. In October 2017, visitors to the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester will be delighted with a performance by world renowned Madras pianist, Anil Srinivasan, who will be accompanied by tabla maestro, Kousic Sen, whilst the Capstone Theate, Liverpool will play host to two extraordianary British talents, Nilanjana De (Hindustani Vocal) and Ramya Tangirala (Carnatic Vocal) in a concert which will celebrate the ever expanding ‘Great British Gharana’.

To round off this stunning season of Indian Classical music, a very special concert experience celebrating the iconic violinist Lalgudi G Jayaraman will be hitting London, Manchester and Liverpool. Jayaraman’s legacy is carried forward by his son and daughter, Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, who will perform some of their father’s greatest work in a concert which combines a rich catalogue of compositions as well as creative improvisitions.

After a very busy 2017, Milapfest round off the year with a series of soulful and innovative concerts which evidence the dynamic future of classical Indian arts in the UK.

For details of the full event schedule and to buy tickets, please visit

Full Concert Schedule:

Undone, Tarang
Saturday 7 October 2017, 7:30pm | Beck Theatre, HayesMusic for the Mind & Soul: Anil Srinivasan with Kousic Sen
Sunday 22 October 2017, 1pm | Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Music for the Mind & Soul: ‘Great British Gharana’ with Nilanjana De & Ramya Tangirala
Saturday 28 October 2017, 1pm | Capstone Theatre, Liverpool

Music for the Mind & Soul: Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi with Patri Satish Kumar & Kousic Sen
Saturday 18 Novemeber 2017, 1pm | Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Thursday 23 Novemeber 2017, 7:30pm | The Bhavan, London
Saturday 25 Novemeber 2017, 1pm | Capstone Theatre Liverpool

Milapfest is Britain’s leading Indian arts development trust, producing world class performances, education and artist development opportunities across the UK. Milapfest is a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) funded by Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council and other trusts and donations, and based in Liverpool. For further information about Milapfest, visit
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