Sunday, October 1, 6 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Watch Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury and Jay Gandhi masterfully weave melodies in this Jugalbandi performance.
Primarily trained in the Veen-Kar style of sitar, Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury is one of the most talented exponents of Rampur Senia Gharan, carving a niche for himself with his eclectic and versatile musicality. Based in New York, Chowdhury has performed on a range of distinguished stages worldwide, including the Lincoln Center in New York and the Dover Lane Music Conference in Kolkata.
Jay Gandhi is a multifaceted artist and a senior disciple of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. In addition to accompanying his Guru for multiple concert tours, he has established himself as a prominent solo performer of Hindustani classical flute.
Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury and Jay Gandhi will be accompanied by Vikas Yendluri on the tabla.
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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