Sat, Jun 15, 2019 07:00PM
Price: $40 Orchestra, $30 Balcony, 10% discount for Friends
*For special student pricing see below
Join Raag-Mala Toronto, in associate partnership with the Aga Khan Museum, for a rare Toronto performance by two of the greatest Indian classical musicians currently on the scene.
Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar is the most senior torchbearer of the Senia gharana style of Indian classical music performance. With an impeccable musical lineage, he has studied with reputed sarod player and teacher Ustad Bahadur Khan, as well as the legendary maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, who is credited with helping introduce Indian classical music to the West.
Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar’s masterful sarod performance will be accompanied by the tabla playing of a musician considered among the most technically brilliant tabla masters today: Pandit Subhankar Banerjee.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear two musicians at the top of their forms collaborate on the Aga Khan Museum stage.
*A limited number of $10 tickets for full-time students with valid ID are available through Raag-Mala Toronto. Contact Manoshi Chatterjee at 416.276.5616 or Rishi at 647.521.3816.
Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar is one of the best-known and busiest sarod maestros in the world, with much of his time devoted to touring India and abroad to present concerts, workshops, and lectures, as well as to record and teach. Since winning the All-India Radio Music Competition in 1981 at the age of 20, he has gone on to play with many Indian classical vocal, sitar, and tabla maestros, as well as with a number of world music and jazz fusion artists. In 2009, he was invited by Ravi Shankar to perform at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. In addition to being a performer he is also a composer and arranger, and has composed the scores for a number of Bengali films. Soul Call – Om Namoh Narayanay, an album on which he was composer and arranger, was nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award. He is the recipient of the government of West Bengal’s highest award for music.
Pandit Subhankar Banerjee is a tabla virtuoso whose improvisational dexterity and consistent performance have made him a favourite accompanist with many of India’s greatest musicians and dancers. In addition, he has collaborated with world music and jazz fusion musicians, including the great John McLaughlin, and is a member of the rhythm band The Sacred Drums of India. He studied with Pandit Swapan Shiva of the Farukhabad gharana style of playing for 25 years and has been ranked one of India’s youngest top-grade tabla players by All-India Radio.
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