Onsale Times

Massey Hall and Small World Music present

Anoushka Shankar brings to Toronto a new band of musicians with whom she has carved out a new, multifaceted and dynamic sound as they perform music from her three newly-released mini-albums Chapter I: Forever, For Now, Chapter II: How Dark it Is Before Dawn, and marking the release of Chapter III: (Untitled) coming in March 2025, alongside thoroughly shaken-up, reinterpreted gems from her previous releases including the Grammy-nominated live album Between Us…

Anoushka marks 30 years of performing in 2025, with this band that has been hailed as one of the best ensembles to have toured with Anoushka across her performing career. The energy and camaraderie on stage is unmatched as Shankar leads the way in pioneering a new sound through inventive arrangements, sensitive virtuosity and a neoclassical approach to the music tradition to which she belongs.

To read a list of Anoushka Shankar’s accomplishments is to read many life stories in one: masterful sitarist; prolific recording artist with thirteen solo albums to her name; film composer; impassioned activist. Anoushka was the youngest and first female recipient of a British House of Commons Shield at the age of eighteen; the first Indian woman to perform live or serve as presenter at the Grammy Awards with an incredible nine nominations under her belt, and the first Indian woman to be nominated; an Ivor Novello-nominee for her A Suitable Boy soundtrack; an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music; one of the first five female composers to have been added onto the UK A-level music syllabus; and most recently in June 2024, the recipient of an Honorary Degree in Music from Oxford University.

Celebrating 30 years of stage performance in 2025 with the release of the third chapter in her current trilogy of mini-albums and the Creative Directorship of Brighton Festival, she is a singular, genre-defying artist known for breaking new ground across realms. From global and electronic music to jazz and neo-classical, Anoushka’s commitment to wild experimentation and fresh collaboration knows no bounds.