Concerts of 2013

Vocal Concert by Anand Bhate -- May 4th @6pm

Anand Bhate Anand Bhate is one of the most promising artistes in the new generation of the great Kirana tradition. He started his musical journey in early childhood and continued to present different aspects, such as Hindustani Classical Music, Marathi natyasangeet and devotional compositions. Afterwards, for more than 15 years now, he has been a disciple of the great classical vocalist, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, doyen of the Kirana gharana and a living legend.View Schedule

Concert by Talavya - Rhythm Riders-- May 11th @7pm

talavya Globe-trotting percussion ensemble Talavya brings the Indian hand-drums tabla to the center stage, distilling its age-old spirit and practice into a high-energy, highly accessible performance that reveals the instrument's true joys. Composed by Indian music maestro Pandit Divyang Vakil, the quartet moves between rousing peaks and smooth meditative passages, expressing the various emotions of tabla. Played with the passion and power of a rock drum solo along with the sophistication and subtlety of a classical solo, Talavya is contemporary in feel, while full of the richness of classical tabla. With its blend of solos, duos and group compositions, the audience experiences each artist's unique personality as they play complex rhythmic patterns with split-second perfection. Ambassadors for Indian percussion, Talavya has shared the stage with artists such as Mickey Hart (of Grateful Dead), Shakura S'Aida, Sidi Toure and Cuban Fire.View Schedule

Vocal Concert by Sandipan Samajpati -- Oct 5th @6.30pm

Sandipan Samajpati Endowed with a rich and mellifluous voice, Sandipan Samajpati, one of the finest vocalists in India today, shot into prominence in the early Nineties. His development of the different ragas in their purest forms, together with his thoughtful application of emotion and sentiment poured into them, has given his music a rare dimension. Son of Shri Sukumar Samajpati, a footballer of international repute and himself a musician, and Smt. Soma Samajpati, a distinguished academic, Sandipan has imbibed his family's rich and diverse traditions, where creativity and its articulate expression always found predominance. An A-Grade Vocalist of All India Radio and Indian National Television (Doordarshan), and who likes to be perceived as, principally, representing the Kirana Gharana, Sandipan has received extensive training for over two decades from the reputed and much revered Lt. Pandit Manas Chakraborty, son of the legendary vocalist the Lt. Sangeetacharya Tarapada Chakraborty. He has also received valuable training from the highly respected and the noted Vaggeyakara Lt. Pandit Ram Ashraye Jha, formerly Head of the Department of Music of the Allahabad University.View Schedule

Bharatanatyam by Sonali Skadan & group -- Nov 16th @5.00pm

Sandipan Samajpati Sonali is a passionate and accomplished disciple of Bharatanatyam and one of the emerging artists of the younger generation based outside of India. She is a student of the renowned Professor C.V. Chandrasekhar of Chennai, India. and also receives training from Smt. Bragha Bessell, known for the art of abhinaya (expression). Sonali's initial training was under Smt Thejeswini Raj. Noted for her clear and clean technique as well as eloquent abhinaya, Sonali has presented solo and group Bharatanatyam at major dance festivals and venues in the US and abroad, including the United Nations, Toronto International Dance Festival, the Downtown Dance Festival in NYC, the DanceNow Festival in NYC, the Asian American Dance Festival in San Francisco, CA and the Chennai Music and Dance Festival and Natyanjali.View Schedule