Shiraz: a Romance of India, with live piano by Utsav Lal @ Showroom Cinema, Sheffield [13 May]

Shiraz: a Romance of India, with live piano by Utsav Lal

18:30 - 20:30

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Showroom Cinema
Showroom & Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, S1 2BX Sheffield
Rising star pianist Utsav Lal makes his silent film debut improvising a new score to this ravishing, romantic tale about the creation of the Taj Mahal. Shot entirely on location in India, it features lavish costumes and gorgeous settings and is and performed by an all-Indian cast. This newly restored version of Shiraz was presented at the London Film Festival in November 2017 and this is the first opportunity Yorkshire audiences will have to experience it.

«A startlingly ambitious epic» (Peter Bradshaw, Guardian 2017)

At 25 yrs of age, pianist Utsav Lal has established an international reputation for his performance of Indian ragas on the piano. Choosing to perform on an instrument that has traditionally been considered unsuitable for Hindustani classical music, Utsav’s innovative handling of a raga blends his diverse musical influences and has left listeners spellbound. Utsav has performed at leading classical concert venues worldwide, including The Kennedy Centre, Washington DC; Southbank Centre London; Theatre, and The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

Shiraz brings to a close Yorkshire Silent Film Festival's Sheffield Big Weekend in style. This will be an unmissable event for lovers of film and music alike.

Tickets £10 (£4.50 for members of Showroom's Cine26 scheme).

Part of the SHEFFIELD BIG WEEKEND 11-13 May at Abbeydale Picture House and Showroom Cinema:
11 May Oliver Twist with live orchestral score by Neil Brand
12 May Sheffield Silent Film All-Dayer
13 May Shiraz: a Romance of India, with live piano by Utsav Lal
A SHEFFIELD BIG WEEKEND pass is on sale at £40 — more than a 20% discount on single tickets. See for details or click the ticket link in this event to purchase.

A SHEFFIELD FULL FESTIVAL PASS is also on sale whic includes all the Big Weekend performances plus four more Sheffield events at Abbeydale Picture House and Showroom. See for details or click the ticket link in this event to purchase.

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