Don’t miss a remarkable afternoon of performances presented in the historic Carriage House Theatre at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga (Sunday, October 15, 3pm). Weaving together modern and classical compositions from India, Afghanistan, and all around the world, it will be a Cornucopia of Music, Color, and Sounds!
World-renowned musician N. Ravikiran is the foremost master of the Chitravina, the world’s oldest slide instrument—a 21-stringed, fretless lute. Ravikiran is among the most significant modern contributors to Indian music and culture and is also known as the “Mozart of Indian music.” As a composer, he has created over 800 pieces, including operas, ragas, and many Indian classical styles, and is known internationally as a pioneer in orchestral music.
Joining Ravikiran will be saxophonist George Brooks, who has successfully bridged the worlds of Jazz and Indian Classical music, crafting extraordinary compositions that have been widely acclaimed for their beauty and diversity in styles. He has worked with many world-famous artists, including Zakir Hussain, Prasanna, and many more.
Also taking the stage, Homayoun Sakhi is a brilliant Rubab player born in Afghanistan who has collaborated with Kronos Quartet and many other masters. He is a virtuoso who comes from a long musical lineage and is endowed with a charismatic and riveting musical presence on stage.
The opening performer will be vocalist Apoorvaa Deshpande. Trained in Hindustani Classical music, her beautiful artistry evokes India’s traditions in a contemporary format that connects with audiences in new and exciting ways.
Accompanying the performers will be Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian, one of the most sought-after Ghatam artistes in North America, known for his energetic and sensitive accompaniment and solos, and Rajvinder Singh, a classically-trained, award-winning artist who has performed with world-renowned master musicians and instrumentalists.
This will be an afternoon to remember at Montalvo, and a rare opportunity to see such an amazing lineup of musical talent sharing the stage together.