World Premieres Vienna & Amsterdam
Sandeep Bhagwati had two major premieres in Europe in November. He premiered Racines Ephémères, an evening-length work commissioned by the Essl Foundation at Wien Modern, the largest contemporary music festival in Europe. The piece features eight musicians wandering in three dimensions in a contemporary architectural space. He also acted as artistic director for Rasalila, an East West Music project, at the India Festival Amsterdam. That performance in the Concertgebouw was attended by a number of dignitaries including Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands who met with Bhagwati and the soloists afterwards in a private reception.