Friday, July 5, 2013

FRIDAY JULY 26, 7:30PM at THE MUSIC ROOM - Ikhlaq Hussain/Sitar and Nitin Mitta/Tabla


 FRIDAY JULY 26 @ 7:00PM

Baithak Concert Series... Presented by HarmoNYom

Intimate Hindustani Sitar concert featuring:
 Maestro IKHLAQ HUSSAIN - Accompanied by NITIN MITTA on Tabla.

Opening Concert by:
CAMILA CELIN on Sarod - Accompanied by EHREN HANSON on Tabla

House concert/Residence:
(Limited seats) 
345 West 54 Street (8/9 Ave), New York, NYC 10019

(Cash at door) $25, $20 (Students with ID and Seniors)
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Sitar maestro Ikhlaq Hussain is an accomplished sitarist with musical roots in the renowned Delhi Gharana (school) of Hindustani classical music. Trained by his father, Ustad Imdad Hussain, in Karachi, and later by the legendary Pandit Ravi Shankar in India, Ikhlaq’s expressive playing has enthralled audiences in India, Pakistan, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Ikhlaq's deeply spiritual music is played in the "Gayaki" style, emulating the human voice and passionately conveying the human soul's yearning for the divine. In addition to concert recitals, Ikhlaq Hussain is committed to preserving and disseminating his rich musical heritage through performances and teaching of Indian classical music.
To learn more about Ikhlaq Hussain, please visit

Nitin Mitta is one of the most accomplished and distinctive tabla players of his generation, with a reputation for technical virtuosity, spontaneity, clarity of tone, and sensitivity to melodic nuances. Nitin received his early training in Hyderabad from Pandit G. Satyanarayana. To expand his repertoire of tabla compositions, he sought the guidance of Pandit Arvind Mulgaonkar of Mumbai, one of the most highly respected mentors of his generation. Both of Nitin’s gurus are disciples of the late Ustad Amir Hussain Khan Saheb, legendary doyen of the Farukhabad Gharana. Apart from being a dynamic soloist, he is a highly sought after accompanist who has performed with some of India’s most celebrated Hindustani classical musicians, including Pandit Jasraj, Dr. Prabha Atre, Pandits Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, and Ustad Shahid Parvez, as well as many Carnatic musicians, such as Lalgudi G.J.R Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi.

A musician her whole life, Camila Celin began playing guitar at age 9. For the last 5 years she has been intensely studying the Indian Sarod. In Kolkata she learns from sarod player Sougata Roy Choudhury, and in New York she learns from sitar maestro Pandit Krishna Bhatt. In 2009 she was nominated for a Grammy for best world music album in a collaboration with slide guitar maestro Debashish Bhattacharya and has been a very active performer in her native Colombia, the US and in India. She has composed music for several films, theater, as well as commercials and currently lives between New York and Kolkata, India.

Ehren Hanson has been playing tabla for over 17 years. A disciple of the great Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, he is an active performer as both a soloist and an accompanist. His recent review in the "Times of India," Kolkata called his solo performance "enthralling."

Together, the couple has founded the Anindo Chatterjee School of Tabla in New York, where they host some of the greatest maestros of our time, hosting classes, workshops, and concerts. Their performance is celebrated for its intimacy with the deep and fated connection between them felt in every beat.

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