East meets West - A Shadaj Baithak Event
Co-sponsored by Lexington Community Education and Community Endowment of Lexington (www.lexingtonendowment.org)
in association with Lexington Cultural Council, Cary Library, Lexington Symphony, IAL and NESOM
Shubhendra Rao (Sitar), Saskia De Haas (Cello) and Aditya Kalyanpur (Tabla) will present a unique amalgamation of eastern and western classical music instruments
Friday, September 27, 8.00 pm : Concert
Venue: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum, 33 Marrett Rd., Lexington, MA 02420
Tickets: www.shadaj.org (Premium: $100, Regular: $30)
FREE for Shadaj Members and Students (Only upon RSVP)
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FREE daily Indian Classical Music Appreciation Sessions
September 23 to 26, 7.30–8.45 pm
Venue: Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Mass Ave, Lexington, MA 02420
Shubendra Rao (Sitar)
Composer and performer, Pandit Shubhendra Rao is ranked amongst the key soloists of India who lived with his guru, Pandit Ravi Shankar in the Guru-Shishya Parampara for over 10 years, assisting him in concerts and compositions all over the world. He is an unmatched master at his instrument whose playing reminds the listener of the masters of yore transformed into today’s era.
Saskia Rao-De Haas (Cello)
Saskia Rao-de Haas is a brilliant cellist and composer from the Netherlands who is based in India. She has enriched North Indian classical music with her unique instrument, the Indian cello, and created a distinctive playing style with it. She studied with Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia as well as at top institutes in the West, CODARTS and University of Amsterdam. In addition to her prestigious status in India, Saskia is an accomplished Western classical cellist.
Aditya Kalyanpur (Tabla)
Aditya, a child prodigy, is one of the leading young generation tabla players of the Panjab Gharana. A prime disciple of the legendary Ustad Allarakha and Ustad Zakir Hussin, Aditya has performed with all the leading artists all around the world in all major music festivals. Aditya is a talented tabla solo artist who is equally adept at accompanying, fusion music and have several albums to his credit.
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