Enchanting Raagas: An Evening of Sarod, Sitar, and Tablaat Crow Collection of Asian Art • $20 Friends of the Crow Collection, $30 Public
In partnership with SOHARA: Sharing Arts & Traditions
Enjoy the work of world-class young musicians as they play their first group concert in the United States. Featuring Arnab Chakrabarty on sarod, sitarist Roopa Panesar, and Sanju Sahai on tabla.
- Arnab Chakrabarty is an outstanding exponent of North Indian or Hindustani classical music on the Sarod, a lute that is a difficult instrument to master. Arnab’s performances are noteworthy for a profound understanding of raga, deep erudition of both the sarod tradition and of Hindustani music in general, controlled virtuosity and an exquisite tonal quality. Arnab has toured the U.S. frequently, performing in many cities, including Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Dallas and Boston. He has performed in many distinguished classical music festivals in India, with a recent performance in The Saptak festival in Ahmedabad and Music Festival in New Delhi with such luminaries as Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, Ustad Shahid Pervez, and Ustad Rashid Khan.
- Considered one of the finest Sitar players to emerge on the Indian music scene in the U.K., Roopa Panesar has been receiving accolades from audiences and peers alike for her outstanding ability and quality of music. With the incredible emotional depth of her sound, she has touched the hearts of audiences far and wide and received blessings from many eminent musicians in the world of Indian classical music. Roopa has toured extensively in the U.K., Europe, and U.S.
- Pandit Sanju Sahai is one of the sixth generation players belonging to the Benares tabla gharana or musical tradition, founded some 200 years ago and known for its deep and powerful sound. He received his training from his father, Pandit Sharda Sahai. Sanju began playing at an early age and gave his first solo performance at the age of nine. He has accompanied many of India’s legendary musicians including Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandits Rajan, and Sajan Mishra.
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