Summer Ragas at Sunset

Tickets £5 - £15

As the sun sets over the lush gardens of Worcester College, immerse yourself in the enchanting sounds of Indian classical music and the natural atmosphere of twilight. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear a young star of India’s classical music tradition play alongside one of the UK’s leading tabla players and teachers.

Debasmita Bhattacharya is one of India’s finest young sarod players. She balances a deep knowledge of classical forms with an expansive mindset, pushing the Hindustani tradition into the 21st century without compromising on its core values. Born into a musical lineage, she began training began under her father Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya, a leading sarod artist. First heard in the UK in 2017, Debasmita has participated in several cross-cultural projects, including with jazz and Scandinavian folk musicians.

Gurdain Rayatt started his musical journey at the age of 3 under the guidance of his father, Ustad Harkirat Rayatt, and his grandfather, Bhai Gurmit Singh Virdee. After training with tabla legend Guru Acharya Pandit Shankar Ghosh, Gurdain is now a disciple of Pandit Yogesh Samsi, taking continuous taleem to further his development. Not only one of the leading tabla players in Europe, Gurdain excels as a soloist, sensitive accompanist, and a versatile musician in cross-cultural, folk and world music projects.

Worcester College’s gardens extend over 26 acres and are unique in the city for incorporating a lake and sports fields. Set on the field with the lake as a backdrop, this concert will offer an unforgettable evening of music.

There are a limited number of chairs available at £15. We encourage £10 ticket holders (£5 for students) to bring their own cushions or blankets.