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Music Circle concerts and master classes are supported, in part, by grants from The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; and awards from the National Endowment of the Arts.

 UPCOMING EVENTS 2019

SAT

SEPT 21

6 PM

LIVING LEGENDS IN CONCERT:

Rajeev Taranath

Herrick Chapel, Occidental College

1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

A distinguished disciple of the legendary maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Rajeev Taranath was the recipient of the Indian government's highest award in the arts in 1999— for outstanding achievement in the classical music field. 

 

Taranath's credentials as a researcher and educator are as impressive as his track record as an artist. A noted linguist, he speaks eight languages fluently and holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Mysore. As a Ford Foundation Scholar, he researched one of the most important lineages of classical Indian music, the Maihar-Allauddin Gharana. Additionally, from 1995 to 2005, Taranath served on the music faculty of the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.

Internationally acclaimed performer, Rajeev Taranath is today one of the leading exponents of the sarod. His performances masterfully combine the depth and rigor of the tradition of Hindustani classical music with an inspired imagination and emotional intensity.

Rajeev Taranath - Sarod

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$25

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FREE

SAT

OCT 12

6 PM

N. Muralikrishnan: Saraswati Veena in Concert

Herrick Chapel, Occidental College

1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

N. Muralikrishnan “NMK”, an accomplished Veena and Keyboard performer and teacher hails from Tanjore District in Tamil Nadu, South India. NMK has been teaching Carnatic music in the Los Angeles area for more than twenty five years, and was a key person in introducing the Veena traditions in many American Universities, such as University of California at Los Angeles, San Diego State University, Cal Poly Pomona and several other institutions. The following quote from India Currents Magazine (a popular Indian Magazine in the United States) aptly captures his dedication to the cause of Carnatic music. “The heritage of Carnatic music continues to gain a foothold in America, thanks to the efforts of dedicated Veena artist, N. Muralikrishnan….” NMK has brought, maintained and grown the Carnatic music tradition in the United States of America for over fifteen years.

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N. Muralikrishnan - Saraswati veena

Vinod Venkataraman - Mridangam

Vaikom Gopalakrishnan - Ghatam

SUN

NOV 10

Time TBA

The Dhrupad Sisters

Herrick Chapel, Occidental College

1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

The 2019 tour of the United States by the Dhrupad Sisters marks a dramatic advancement in the evolution of Dhrupad—the most ancient form of Indian classical music—in the soundscape of twenty-first century American music, for this trio comprises the first all-women Dhrupad ensemble (vocal duo and pakhawaj) ever to perform in the US. Even though in prior eras there were a handful of women performers, Dhrupad has been almost exclusively the domain of men with even fewer women performing on the pakhawaj. Amita Sinha Mamapatra and Janhavi Phansalkar, senior disciples of the Gundecha Brothers, will perform with Akhilesh Gundeccha’s senior disciple, Anuja Borude, on the pakhawaj. All are seasoned performers..

Amita Sinha Mahapatra - Dhrupad Vocal

Janhavi Phansalkar - Dhrupad Vocal

Anuja Borude - Pakhawaj

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$25

$10

FREE