Wednesday, June 8, 2011

JUNE 2011... CONCERTS & Events - Indian Classical Music - NEW YORK

SPECIAL EVENING! FRIDAY JUNE 10, 7:30PM
Purbayan Anubrata June 10 2011   
With introduction and special Guest appearance by Pt. Anindo Chatterjee! 
Reserve your Ticket online: http://purbayan.eventbrite.com/

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Wasifuddin Dagar May 20 2011 2
On behalf of HarmoNYom, THANK YOU to USTAD WASIFUDDIN DAGAR, Qamar Dagar, Laurence Bastit and Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma for their incredible dhrupad performance on Friday May 20 in NYC as part of THE MUSIC ROOM! On a full house, Ud. Wasifuddin Dagar mesmerized all music lovers with an exceptional recital, one not to be missed! Thank you as well to our members, music lovers, volunteers, friends, Community Partners & Media for being part of The Music Room project & supporting our 4th successful fund-raising for Music Basti! (Photo courtesy Marcus Simpson for HarmoNYom).  

In July, our 5th and LAST Concert for the season 2011, will feature Maestro Vocalist Ustad MASHKOOR ALI KHAN from the Kirana Gharana (Date and venue to be announced very soon). More details: The Music Room 

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Anindo Chatterjee 2 
STARTING JUNE 1 @ 6:00 PM 
The Anindo Chatterjee Class of Tabla presents Tabla classes in NYC with Maestro Pandit Anindo Chatterjee.
 
A rare luminary of Indian Classical Music, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee has attained new heights in the art of tabla playing. Trained from his early childhood by Guru Padmabhusan Jnan Prakash Ghosh, Anindo has developed a unique style expanding upon his vast knowledge of the tradition. Both technically and artistically, he is a milestone for future generations to follow, for whom he a devoted Guru with some very promising disciples, including his son Anubrata. He is equally regarded as a soloist and an accompanist and has shared the stage with almost all the great musicians of India. In acknowledgment of his immense contribution to music, he was awarded the "Sangeet Natak Akademy Award" in 2002, presented by His Excellency The President of India. anindochatterjee.com   
ACST School
58-60 Reade St. (near Broadway)
New York, NY
For more details: http://www.schooloftabla.com/
Kharthal 
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SATURDAY JUNE 4 @ 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
Art of Tabla will demonstrate the art of Rajesthani Khartal.

Khartal is one of the most famous and traditional musical instrument of Rajasthan.There are two small plates made up of wood kept in each hand which comes up to 4 in two hands,When they are played they create amazing sounds

The Morton Street Fair
Morton Street (between Bedford and Hudson)
New York, NY 10014

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Shrutilaya June 4 
SATURDAY JUNE 4 @ 4:00 PM  
Shruti Laya cordially invites you a grand concert by Smt. Sankari Krishanan a student of Padmabhushan Lalgudi Sri. G.Jayaraman.  

Sankari Krishnan M.A. M.Phil (Music), a gold medalist from the University of Madras, had her initial training under Shri K.S.Subramanian of Trichy. She is extremely fortunate in that she is getting advanced training for over a decade from one of the greatest maestros of all times, Padmabhushan Lalgudi Shri G.Jayaraman under whose tutelage she has blossomed into a reputed performer par excellence.

She will be accompanied on the violin by Sri. Ravi Srinivasan, and on the mridangam by Sri. Dhamodharan Srinivasan.

Queens High School of Teaching
74-20 Commonwealth Blvd
Bellerose, NY 11426
Admission: $10 per adult. Free for Children - 18. 
   
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Indroji 
SATURDAY JUNE 4 @ 7:00 PM 
Rageshree Music Institute Presents a Sitar Concert by Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury

Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury is a disciple of the sitar maestro Pandit Subroto Roy-Chowdhury. Groomed in the Veen-kar style of the Senia Gharana, which maintains the Dhrupadi origins of Indian Classical music, Indrajit strives to innovate while keeping a firm connection with the past. Indrajit's performances include United Nations as a part of the celebration which marks India's seat at the UN Security Counsil, Hammerstein Ballroom (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Gyan Mancha (Kolkata), as well as Indian National TV. www.indrositar.com.      
Accompanied on tabla by Polash Gomez.
Polash Gomes is a disciple of Dr. Mrinal Pal of Lucknow Gharana and has completed extensive studies under renowned table master Pandit Swapan Chaudhri. 

Hary NYC - Jazz Yoga Studio
140 West 30 Street (6/7 Aves), 3 Floor
New York, NY
Ticket: $15
  
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FROM SATURDAY JUNE 4 to WEDNESDAY JUNE 15
Dance & Music School of India present: Workshops & Performances of Indian
Classical Music in NY by Sitarist Veena Chandra  
& Devesh Chandra on Tabla.

Saturday June 4 @ 5 pm
Open Rehearsal
7 pm Performance
Dance & Music School of India
25 Garling Drive, Latham, NY

Sunday June 12 @ 1 pm
Hindu Temple,
450 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville, NY 
 
Wednesday June 15 @  6:30 pm workshop & performance
William K. Sanford Library,
Albany -Shaker Road- Loudonville, NY 
 
For more Information call: (518) 786-1309 or Email: vchandra@skidmore.edu

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Partha Bose 
SATURDAY JUNE 4 @ 7:30 PM 
Chhandayan Center for Indian Music presents a Sitar concert.
 
Partha Bose - sitar
Subrata Manna - tabla

Shri Partha Bose is a widely acknowledged Sitar player and a much respected artiste in the arena of comtemporary Hindustani Classical Music.
Partha was initiated to the Sitar at the age of six and thereafter underwent intensive training in the tradition of Guru-Shishya parampara under the tutelage of Pandit Monoj Shankar of the famous Maihar Gharana. Partha has received overwhelming appreciation from
connoisseurs and critics of Hindustani classical music
in India and abroad over two decades now.

Chhandayan Center for Indian Music
4 West 43rd Street, Room 616, New York, NY 10036
Tickets: $20, $16 (Students w/ID)
 
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Murali Balachandra   
STARTING SUNDAY JUNE 5  
The Anamika-Navatman Project presents Mridangam classes with Murali Balachandran.

Murali Balachandran hails from a family of dancers and musicians. He studied Mridangam under his father, Dr. C. G. Balachandran, and received training in Bharatanatyam from his mother, Usha. Murali has accompanied leading musicians and dancers and performed at prestigious venues such as the Lincoln Center, the Smithosonian in Washington D.C. and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
   
Sundays, staring June 5th, 2011 ~ free trial class available!
Beginners ~ 10:00 AM || Intermediates ~ 11:00 AM
$20/class ~ 10 class session available at www.navatman.org/tickets

The Anamika-Navatman Studios
344 W 38th St., 5th floor (8/9 Aves), New York, NY
Please email classes@navatman.org for more information.

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Sanjoy Banerjee 3 
FROM JUNE 7
AAICM presents vocal classes by Surmani  
Sri Sanjoy Banerjee.    

Sanjoy Banerjee ('Sanjoyda' to his students) is the next generation of torch bearers of Abdul Karim Khan's lineage of the Kirana Gharana. As a senior scholar at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata, he received his training under the able guidance of Late Vidushi Malabika Kanan and Late Pandit A.T.Kanan. 
He was also featured as the only young musician from the Kirana Gharana in a documentary on the gharanas of Indian Classical Music commissioned by the department of culture along with eminent vocalists like Late Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and Aamir Khan sahib. He received the prestigious Surmani award from Bombay Sur Singar Samsad in Mumbai.

Please contact him at sanbanvocal@yahoo.co.uk or at aaicmnewyork@gmail.com to schedule lessons with him.

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Aashish Khan 
THURSDAY JUNE 9, FRIDAY JUNE 10 & SATURDAY JUNE 11
Ray Spiegel and Martin Brading and The Woodstock Music Circle presents maestro sarodist Aashish Khan in Concert!

After an absence of three years, Aashish Khan, master of the Sarode (Indian Lute), will return to the Hudson Valley for a series of three concerts on June 9, 10, and 11th. 

Aashish Khan was initiated into North Indian Classical Music at the age of five by his grandfather, the legendary Acharya Baba Allauddin Khan Sahib, exponent of the Senia Beenkar and Senia Rababiya Gharana founded in the 16th century by Mian Tansen, court musician to Emperor Akbar. Also under the guidance of his father Ustad Ali Akbar Khan , and aunt, Smt. Annapurna Devi, presently the leading exponents of the Senia Maihar Gharana in the Beenkar and Rababiya Anga of the Dhruvapada style. Aashish Khan gave his first public performance at the age of 13, with his grandfather, on All India Radio National Program along with Pandit Kanthe Maharaj on Tabla, in New Delhi. Aashish Khan pioneered the establishment of cross-cultural World Music Genre as a founder of Shanti in 1969 and later of the fusion group, The Third Eye. He was the first to write a sarode concerto in Raag form.

Accompanied by:
Ray Spiegel on Tabla
Ted Morano-Tanpura

THURSDAY JUNE 9 @ 9:30 PM
The Falcon (Doors open 5:30 pm)
Hip and unique Hudson Valley music venue.
Reservations:845 236-7970
Suggested donation: $20.00 (Indian dinner is served starting at 6:00 pm)
 
FRIDAY JUNE 10 @ 8:00 PM
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch
33 Yoga Road, Woodbourne, NY 12788
Contact: 845-436-6492
Tickets : $20 for concert / $25 for dinner and concert

SATURDAY JUNE 11 @ 8:00 PM
A concert of Evening and Seasonal Ragas, celebrating the Summer Solstice!
Mountainview Studio
20 Mountain View Ave.
Woodstock, NY  12498
Ticket: $20.00 (Doors open at 7:20 PM)

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Purbayan chatterjee 
FRIDAY JUNE 10 @ 7:30 PM
SangeetSabha in association with HarmoNYom presents a great Sitar Concert! 
(With introduction and special Guest appearance by  
Pt. Anindo Chatterjee)

Purbayan Chatterjee (From the Senia Maihar Gharana) on Sitar. Purbayan learnt from his father Sri. Parthapratim Chatterjee who is a well known sitarist and disciple of Pt. Nikhil Banerjee and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. For the last few years has been receiving taalim (training) from Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. He is one of the brightest shining stars of the Senia Maihar Gharana playing the unique and incomparable of style of Pt. Nikhil Banerjee. http://www.purbayan.com/   
   
Anubrata Chatterjee (From Farrakhabad Gharana) on Tabla. Son of the world-renowned tabla maestro, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, Anubrata was nurtured from day one to be a tabla player. He has the rare fortune of becoming the youngest and last "Ganda-Bandh"deciple of the great Guru Padmabhushan-Desikottam Jnan Prakash Ghosh in the year 1992. Later on, Anubrata continued to study under his own father. http://anubrata.com/ 

Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue (Access: East 25 Street between Lexington and 3 Aves)
New York, NY 10016 (Subways: 6, R, N, M, F, 1).
Tickets: $50 (Sponsor), $30 (VIP), $20, 15.

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Shrutilaya June 11 2011   
SATURDAY JUNE 11 @ 2:00 PM
 
Shruti Laya and Sai Mandir present a carnatic vocal concert.
 
Sushma Soma, Vivek Rudrapatna & Shenthuraan Tharmarajah.
 
Sai Mandir
1889 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 
Free

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Pranab Biswas 
SATURDAY JUNE 11 @ 7:30 PM
Chhandayan Center for Indian Music presents Vocal concert
Pranab Biswas - vocal
Subrata Manna - tabla
Madhu Vora - harmonium

Chhandayan Center for Indian Music
4 West 43rd Street, Room 616, New York, NY 10036
Tickets: $20, $16 (Students w/ID)
 
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Kalavant June 12 2011 
SUNDAY JUNE 12 @ 6:00 PM
Kalavant Center presents a vocal/sitar Jugalbandi.    
 
Swagata Chakraborty (vocal)
Ustad Kadarkhan (tabla)
Javed Khan (sitar)
Imran Khan (tabla)
Premik Russell Tubbs (saxophone)
 
St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery 
10th Street, 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
More information: www.kalavant.org  or 212-475-2348
Tickets: $25  
 

 


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Lee Torchia 1 
MONDAY JUNE 13 @ 5:30 PM
 
Lee Torchia, Kirana Gharana Vocal Concert "Celebrating the Urs of her Guru" Pandit Pran Nath.
Anand Patole will accompany on Tabla.
 
Live Cable TV: TW34, RCN82, Fios33  
Real-time internet stream http://www.mnn.org MNN1
  
For more Info on Lee Torchia: www.jazzraga.com
For more info on Anand Patole: http://www.studioanand.net


 

 
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Krishna Bhatt 
FRIDAY JUNE 17 to SUNDAY JUNE 19
 
Yoga, Photography and Music: Awakening Fearless Joy 'Spark Your Creativity' weekend workshop in the Catskills with Musician Pt. Krishna Bhatt.     

Musical Notes: Instrumental & Vocal Workshops with Pt. Krishna Bhatt
North Indian classical music is based on traditional modal structures known as ragas,and rhythmic cycles known as talas. Together, they include a broad spectrum of melodic and rhythmic possibilities. The classical system of improvisation within the framework of raga and tala makes possible an unequalled diversity of expressions and moods: tranquil, meditative, happy, devotional, compassionate, erotic and romantic.  
   
Program includes: Food,  lodging and 2 days of inspirational programming including:
Yoga Instuctor & Ayurvedic Physician Mariko Hirakawa, Photographer Roberta Fineberg Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Photography, and Music with Indian Classical Musician Pt. Krishna Bhatt.

For registrations, fees and more info: http://highfallsstudios.com
Neel Murgai: 718.596.6065 / neel@highfallsstudios.com
Please inquire for fees to attend individual morning or afternoon sessions.
 
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Shakir Khan 
FRIDAY JUNE 17 @ 7:00 PM
The SPK Academy of Music presents the prodigious sitar talent, Shakir Khan.
Tabla accompaniment by Pt. Ashis Sengupta
Opening act - Vocal recital by Sardar Pargat Singh. 

Sitarist Shakir Khan is one of the most promising young exponents of the legendary Etawah Gharana, energetically following in the musical footsteps of his prodigious father and guru -the sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan.  Shakir represents the eighth generational link in an unbroken chain of musical tradition poured exclusively into the sitar. Shakir ji gave his first public recital at the age of 11, and has since performed in such prestigious music conferences as the Dover Lane Music Conference, Saptak Music Festival and Sawai Gandharva Festival.

S. Pargat Singh Ji is a renowned Indian Classical vocalist based in New York. He initially studied singing with Master Bhagat Ji followed by Pandit Gurdass Ram Ji of Gwaliar. S. Pargat Singh Ji eventually became a formal disciple of Master Rattan Ji of the Sham Chaurasi Gharana.
 
The versatile Tabla player Pt. Ashis Sengupta belongs to the Benares gharana. He has received his training first from his father, Shri Ranjit Kumar Sengupta, and later from Pt. Nanku Maharaj, Pt. Mahapurush Mishra, and Pt. Krishna Kumar Ganguly.

Chhandayan Center for Indian Music
4 West 43 Street # 618 (between 5th and 6th Ave), New York , NY
Tickets: $25

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Eric Fraser June 17 2011

FRIDAY JUNE 17 @ 7:30 PM

Bansuri Flautist Eric Fraser and Naren Budhakar on Tabla.
 
Eric Fraser is a disciple of Pandit Gopal Roy of Kolkata, one of the few living exponents of the
Padmabhushan Pannalal Ghosh and Pandit Gour Goswami lineage, and spends several months a year in Kolkata pursuing his love of the bamboo flute.  In America, he is under the guidance of Steve Gorn, a virtuoso of the same lineage. Eric regularly performs Indian classical music on bamboo flute in India and the USA, and is frequent accompanist for dance and theatre.

YogaMaya
135 West 20 Street, 6 Floor
New York, NY
Ticket: $15   

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Acharya Roop Verma

SATURDAY JUNE 18 & SUNDAY JUNE 19 @ 10:00 AM
Presented by Ananda Ashram: Indian Classical & Sacred Music classes with sitarist Acharya Roop Verma.

A new monthly class series offering study of the Sitar in authentic oral tradition under a master teacher and performer. Other string instruments such as guitar, violin and cello are also included.
Acharya Roop Verma shares a unique and concise system of musical training. Topics will include introduction to the Indian musical system of notes, correct positioning of hands, fingers and instrument, rhythm exercises, simple music-making techniques, study of the science of ragas as a medium of self expression, as well as learning compositions in ragas and improvisation techniques specific to Indian classical music.

Ananda Ashram - Yoga Society of New York, Inc.
13 Sapphire Road, Monroe, NY 10950
Phone: 845.782.5575
Sat & Sun 10:00AM-12:30PM
Tuition: $40 per class with a minimum of 3 students
$35 per class if more than 3 students.

 
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Shrutilaya June 18 2011 
SATURDAY JUNE 18 @ 4:00 PM
Shruti Laya takes great pride in announcing the second Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral Aradhana in collaboration with the Kanchi Kamakoti Seva Foundation.

The program will consist of group singing of five krithis, followed by a grand thematic concert by Smt. Aparna Balaji, daughter of Sri. O.S.Thiagarajan. The same five krithis will be sung as last year, and they are available for practice on our website at

Hindu Temple
Saraswathi Hall
Flushing, NY
Free

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Dattatreya Velankar 
SATURDAY JUNE 18 @ 7:30 PM
Chhandayan Center for Indian Music presents Vocal concert.

Dattatreya L Velankar - vocal
Stephen Cellucci - tabla
 
Dattatreya Velankar has been seeking guidance from Pt. Vinayak Torvi( a true Guru) for the past 15+ yrs. He has been awarded with "Surmani" title at the age of 30. Last year, he had Gandabandhan ceremony from his Guru (seldom in today's age), cleared Vidwat exam and Akashvani B High certificate to his credit. He has traveled worldwide accompanying his Guru and now solo performances across India and abroad and thus spreading music.

Chhandayan Center for Indian Music
4 West 43rd Street, Room 616, New York, NY 10036
Tickets: $20, $16 (Students w/ID)

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Steve Gorn 
FRIDAY JUNE 24 @ 5:00 PM
 
Annual Concert in The Garden "Luminous Ragas in The garden".
Outdoor Ragas for a summer evening.
 
Steve Gorn  - Bansuri Flute
Bill Buchen -  Tabla

The Garden
Avenue B & 6th Street
New York City


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Shantanu
 Banerjee 
SATURDAY JUNE 25 @ 12:00 PM & 7:30 PM  
Chhandayan Center for Indian Music presents Annual Students' Day!
 
From 12 to 5 pm - Concert with students recitals

7.30 pm vocal performance by Shantanu Banerjee  

Shantanu Bandyopadhyay (Banerjee) is the natural, sole torch bearer of the famed Vishnupore Gharana, the house of the northern Indian vocal tradition. Santanu was a noted prodigy. Born into a family of glorious musical tradition, as a child he spent hours at riaz (practice) to attain standards that the stalwarts in his family had set. Today, the vocalist directly represents the fifth generation of the Vishnupore house in Bengal.
 
Chhandayan Center for Indian Music
4 West 43rd Street, Room 616, New York, NY 10036
Tickets: $20, $16 (Students w/ID)

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Steve Gorn 2 
SATURDAY JUNE 25 @ 8:30 PM
Ananda Ashram presents "Luminous Ragas"!
A Bansuri Flute Concert by Steve Gorn & Naren Budhakar on Tabla .

Bansuri bamboo flute concert featuring Indian ragas for the evening hours. Traditionally, a raga or melody is associated with a time of day, a season or a quality of light. Bios: Steve Gorn & Naren Budhakar
Preceded by Meditation & Readings from the Masters with Joan Suval beginning at 7:00PM (by donation). 

Ananda Ashram - Yoga Society of New York, Inc.
13 Sapphire Road
Monroe NY 10950
Phone: 845.782.5575 - www.anandaashram.org
Ticket: $15/Members $12; included in overnight guest.


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Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna 
SUNDAY JUNE 26 @ 8:30 PM
Carnatic Sundays at Cornelia present vocalist Kunnakudi  Balamuralikrishna.
 
On tour from Chennai/India, Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna is one of Carnatic Music's leading young vocalists. With incredible command over his voice, passionate renditions of compositions, and breathtaking improvisations he has won over audiences worldwide. BMK is a prized student of the legendary P.S. Narayanaswamy.  Carnatic Music is the classical music of South India. Grounded in traditional songs of the great Trinity of composers, Carnatic musicians explore their own musical creativity improvising in Ragas and the music's intricate rhythmic cycles (Tala).

Accompanied by: Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Akshay Anantapadmanabhan, mridangam
 
The Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, NYC
Cover $10

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Veena 
STARTING LATE JUNE
The Anamika-Navatman Project presents Veena classes w/ Anupama Komaravolu.

Anupama Komaravolu. Under the guidance of her mother Smt. Komaravolu Nagamani, Anupama had extensive training in the Carnatic style of both Veena and Vocal starting at the tender age of three. Inheriting the vocal bani, a unique style of playing the veena from her mother, Anupama performed several concerts in All India Radio and Doordarshan as a performing artist. At five years of age, she became a recipient of the famous "Bala Keeriti" award for her expertise in the art at that age. Anupama has also been trained under Sri Maha Mahopadhyaya and Dr. Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana garu.

The Anamika-Navatman Studios
344 W 38th St., 5th floor (8/9 Aves), New York, NY
Please email classes@navatman.org for more information or visit www.navatman.org
  
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