THE PALACE THEATER AND THE INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC CIRCLE OF HAWAII present:
in concert on Sitar and Tabla
Sunday, May 19 at 3pm
with Ishaan Ghosh (tabla) and Parashuram Bhandari (sarangi)
Pandit Nayan Ghosh is acclaimed in India and around the world as one of India’s foremost musicians. Artistic brilliance, a rich repertoire and magnificence of tone are his hallmarks. He enjoys an unusually high level of respect from fellow musicians like Ravi Shankar, Yehudi Menuhin, Vilayat Khan and the legendary Ahmedjan Thirakwa.
He is already held as an important reference source for a whole new generation of music seekers. Nayan Ghosh is the only maestro with superlative command of two diverse instruments; the sitar and the tabla. Son and disciple of the 20th century Tabla wizard Nikhil Ghosh and nephew of Pannalal Ghosh, “the father of Indian classical flute,” Nayan has inherited the rich and learned legacy from his five or six predecessors and carries it with a dignity and grace that is rare. His sitar recitals sparkle with intense melodiousness and rich delineations, bringing out the depth and the true spirit of the raga.
He has played at some of the most prestigious International Music Festivals and at Universities around the world. Nayan Ghosh is presently Director of India’s leading music academy, the Sangit Mahabharati in Juhu, Mumbai where he gives advanced training to numerous young professional musicians. He is also Distinguished Guest Professor at IIT-Bombay. Nayan played a vital role in the completion of his father’s monumental work, THE OXFORD ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE MUSIC IN INDIA published in 2011 by Oxford University Press.
Nayan Ghosh will be playing sitar accompanied by his son on tabla. His son, Ishaan Ghosh, only 12 years old and a musical prodigy, is following in the footsteps of his illustrious father and grandfather. The evening's musical program will include a father-son tabla duet accompanied by sarangi master Parashuram Bhandari of Nepal, the Music Circle's Artist-in-Residence. As an independent artist, Parashuram is revered and well-lauded. He has published the only textbook on sarangi and has received National musical awards in Nepal. He has performed in numerous countries including India, Thailand, and Singapore. Parashuram's newest solo CD "Shringara Nepal” was recorded in Hawaii. Parashuram has released two solo musical CDs and eight others with the musical group Shringara Nepal. Babette Ackin is the Founder and Director of the Indian Classical Music Circle of Hawaii. A devoted student of Hindustani raga music since 2007, Babette will accompany on tanpura.
The Indian Classical Music Circle of Hawaii, now in its sixth year, is a non-profit all-volunteer arts and education organization bringing to the community the sacred and devotional music of South Asia. This is a Return Engagement for Nayan Ghosh and his son, having played here to popular acclaim in 2010. Concerts are also scheduled in Honolulu at the Doris Duke Theatre on May 16 and Shangri La on May 18.
Tickets on sale at the Palace Theater Box Office 10am-3pm weekdays.
Call 934-7010 to purchase tickets by phone with a credit card.
Orchestra: $30 in advance / $35 at the door
General: $20 in advance / $25 at the door
Children 12 & under $10