CWPS Artist in Residence Performs an Evening of Hindustani Classical Music


By Margo Lakin
Sep 13, 2013 Bookmark and Share

Renowned Indian Musician, Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty, in Concert

The University of Michigan’s Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS) will host a public performance, “An Evening of Hindustani Classical Music,” on Monday, September 30, 2013, at 8:00 PM. The concert takes place at Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin Avenue, Ann Arbor, and is free and open to the public. CWPS Artist in Residence for Fall 2013, Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty, will play authentic Indian music on the sarod, a lute-like stringed instrument, while accompanied by Pandit Samar on tabla, a percussion instrument similar to bongos. Both men are from Kolkata, India.

CWPS is pleased to welcome Dr. Chakraborty as the Fall 2013 Artist in Residence. He is an internationally acclaimed sarod player who, for over three decades, has taken part in major music festivals and concerts on a global scale. He has performed at the Edinborough Festival, the Frankfurt Jazz Festival, and the Bath Festival to name only a few. In addition, he is also a composer, lending his creativity to a host of music albums, dance dramas, music videos, films, and documentaries. He has been invited as the guest composer for numerous musical groups, including the Bournemouth Symphonic Orchestra, Steel Pan Band-Portsmouth, and ‘Tarang’ National Youth Orchestra.

The event is sponsored by: Center for World Performance Studies; School of Music, Theatre and Dance; Patient and Family Support Services at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center; Center for South Asian Studies; Medical Arts Program at the U-M Medical School.

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