Noor Inayat Khan is rightly celebrated for her incredible bravery serving as a radio operator in France during the Second World War, before she met her death at Dachau concentration camp. She's regarded as Britain's first Muslim war heroine. Less well known is the musical journey she enjoyed with her family before the war, which embraced both Indian and western music, and brought them into contact with Nadia Boulanger, Igor Stravinsky and Pablo Casals.
Join Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes and Music in the Round’s Artistic Director Angus Smith as they reflect on the life of this gifted and courageous woman, including musical interludes from celebrated Indian classical violinist Kamalbir Singh and members of Ensemble 360.
A Music in the Round performance.
Part of a special day of music-making at Yellow Arch Studios for Sheffield Chamber Music Festival. Featuring a folk workshop, Indian music, talks and performances from acclaimed string musicians, join the celebrations of string music from around the world, with delicious Indian street food available for purchase.