Saturday, October 28, 7:30 pm
Price: $40 Balcony | $50 OrchestraTickets include same-day Museum admissionA limited number of $20 student tickets are available for purchase directly from Raag-Mala Toronto. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Tickets for this performance will be released at 10 am on Thursday, August 31.
The Aga Khan Museum is proud to partner with the Raag-Mala Toronto to bring the finest musicians performing Raag Sangeet (North Indian Classical music) to Toronto audiences.
Throughout their 2023 concert season, Raag-Mala Toronto will present five carefully selected vocalists and instrumentalists who are masters of their craft. Paying homage to tradition while carrying on this ancient art form, Raag-Mala Toronto presents a masterclass in musical complexity through a series of raags — improvisations based on musical scales that serve as the lifeblood of Indian classical music and have no traditional Western equivalent.
Born in Nogaon, Assam, India, Mitali Bhawmik is a raag sangeet (Indian classical music) artist. Since starting her training under Sri Ajit Dutta, Bhawmik has trained under renowned musicians such as the late Vidushi Meera Banerjee and the late Padma Bhushan Pandit V. G. Jog.
Through her extensive training, Mitali Bhawmik has pushed the boundaries of traditional Gharana, blending different traditions to create her own unique sound.
Bhawmik has performed at several prestigious venues in India, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. She received the 2021 Excellence in the Arts Award from the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission. She is currently the Director of Ethnomedia Music Studio where she teaches and promotes raag sangeet and is the founder of Raag-Rang, a non-profit organization that promotes music in the community by arranging concerts by musicians from the United States and India.
Raag Sangeet is a centuries-old tradition in which knowledge is transmitted from a guru (teacher) to their disciple. An artist will typically present bandishes (compositions) learned from their guru, with improvisations dependent on the artist's creativity. An artist generally decides on bandishes and the Raags (melodies) they are based on, just prior to their performance. The decision is often based on their mood, and the audience's energy receptivity to their performance. Connoisseurs often recognize the Raags on which these bandishes are based, whereas most listeners treat the performance as if meeting a friend - with curiosity and openness.
The Museum’s Performing Arts programming is generously supported by the Nanji Family Foundation.
Presented in Associate Partnership with Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto
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