Saturday 8 June
Minster Minstrels with Nitin Amin
Juniors performance 11.15-11.30 | Seniors Performance 12.45 – 13.00
Come and see York’s own Youth Early Music Group, The Minster Minstrels perform with Flautist Nitin Amin who will be running two fantastic educational workshops with South Asian Arts UK, for the members of the Junior and Senior groups. The performance will showcase their collaboration, after the Minstrel’s introduction to Indian Classical music and related techniques, such as: the role of rhythm in Indian music, exploration of SAREGAM through singing and the movements within the Raag. There will also be opportunities for the young flautists of the group to try a Bansuri, a Bamboo flute, authentic to this style of music. It will be a chance to see exceptional youth music making and to share the wonder of traditional instruments and styles coming together.
The Minster Minstrels are York's youth early music ensemble for school-age musicians of any instrument. Directed by Ailsa Batters the ensemble learns how to interpret the wide variety of music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods with authentic character and style. The group regularly take part in workshops such as this one, giving the young musicians a broad range of stylistic techniques, that are reflected in their exceptional performances.
South Asian Arts UK is an innovative organisation on the cutting edge, pushing the boundaries in how traditional and contemporary Indian Music and Dance is performed, presented and experienced by audiences, participants and artists. Since its inception in 1997, SAA-UK has developed relationships with a diverse group of freelance musicians and dancers with varying skills, discipline areas, genres of focus and levels of experience - both from the UK and abroad. These talented and inspiring artists, such as Flautist Nitin Amin, are at the heart of what they do, giving performances and delivering inspiring arts education projects.