Raga Spirit 2012
The first symposium / festival of Indian Music at UCLA. Prominent scholars, musicologists and musicians of the highest caliber will showcase the splendour of this classical art form.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The UCLA Herb Albert School of Music
Raga Spirit 2012 – Schedule
9.30am - 12noon - Symposium - lecture/demonstration - " Thumri ki Kahani"
A historical & philosophical journey of the evolution of the light classical vocal genre of "Thumri".
Presented by Pt. Vijay Kichlu through lecture and old recordings of great masters of the past and their contributions to Thumri singing. Interspersed will also be live recitals of existing Purab ang and Punjab ang of Thumris by accomplished vocalists Sanjukta Biswas and Shantanu Bhattacharyya. Accompanied by Durba Bhattacharyya on harmonium.
12pm - 1.45pm - Lunch
1.45pm sharp - Festival Opens - Opening Remarks and Lamp Lighting
2pm - 3.45pm - Debashish Bhattacharya (Dev Veena or glide guitar) accompanied by Arup Chatterjee (Tabla)
4pm – 5.15pm - Sanjukta Biswas (Hindustani Vocal) accompanied by Samar Saha (Tabla), Durba Bhattacharyya [Harmonium]
5.15pm - 6pm - Dinner Break
6pm - 8pm - Tejendra Majumdar (Sarod) and Kushal Das (Sitar) - Juglabandi (duet) accompanied by Subhankar Banerjee (Tabla)
8.15pm - 10.15pm - Aruna Sairam - (Caranatic Vocal) accompanied by H.N. Bhaskar (Violin) and Patri Satish Kumar (Mridangam)
10.30pm - 12.30am - Rajan and Sajan Mishra (Hindustani Vocal) accompanied by Samar Saha (Tabla), Durba Bhattacharyya [Harmonium]
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General Admission tickets go on sale Sep 24, 2012
Sponsor(s): Department of Music, Ektaa Center