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Indian Classical Music Conference 2008 (LearnQest Academy for Music)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on February 23, 2008

LearnQuest Music Conference 2008 (Boston / Cambridge / Waltham MA – U.S.A.)

Learnquest-Indian-Classical-Music-Conference-2008-0While there has been no dearth of great masters visiting the Boston area, we intend to serve the community by taking the listening and appreciation of music to the next level. To this end, our goal is to present authentic Indian classical music the way it is practiced and enjoyed in India through multi-day classical music festivals (Sangeet Sammelans) and conferences. This is an attempt at creating an Indian Sangeet Sammelan-like environment that would cater to all music lovers, both the aficionado as well as the uninitiated. Our goal is to present the famous and established artists, as well as promising rising stars of Indian classical music.

This music conference, a five day event, will be held from April 9th to April 13th 2008 at multiple locations in the Boston area. The opening concert on April 9th will take place at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the second day, April 10th, events will be held at the Stata Center of MIT, Cambridge. The remaining events from April 11th to April 13th will be held at the McDevitt School in Waltham, MA. This year’s conference is being  co-sponsored by two very prominent artistic organizations of Boston – MFA and MITHAS of MIT. We are excited about this partnership.


Some of the featured Artists include:

Abhishek Raghuram – Carnatic Vocal
Anindo Chatterjee – Tabla
Anirban Dasgupta – Sarod
Aruna Sairam – Carnatic Vocal
Debashish Bhattacharya – Guitar
Geeta Murali – Carnatic Vocal
Gundecha Brothers – Dhrupad Vocal
Hariprasad Chaurasia – Flute
Jayanti Kumaresh – Veena
Kedar Naphde – Harmonium
Kumkum Sanyal – Hindustani Vocal
Madhav Gudi – Hindustani Vocal
O. S. Thiagarajan – Carnatic Vocal
Partho Chatterjee – Sitar
Phil Scarf – Saxaphone
Prabha Atre – Hindustani Vocal
Prabhakar Karekar – Hindustani Vocal
Purbayan Chatterjee – Sitar
Ramdas Palsule – Tabla
Ronu Majumdar – Hindustani Flute
Shashank Subramanyam – Carnatic Flute
Shujat Khan – Sitar
Steve Gorn – Hindustani Flute
Vishal Nagar – Tabla
Warren Senders – Hindustani Vocal


April 9, Wednesday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Guitar Gayan (Singing Guitar)
At Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
· Debashsish Bhattacharya and Group (Sutapa Bhattacharya – Vocal, Subasish Bhattacharya – Tabla)

April 10, Thursday, 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Confluent Winds
At Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge MA
· Music Triveni 2008 by Natraj with Phil Scarf on the Saxaphone, Shashank and Steve Gorn on the Flute
· Showing of a rare film on Hindustani Music

April 11, 12, 13 (Friday – Sunday) – Cascade of Melodies and Rhythms
At McDevitt School, Waltham MA

April 11, Friday, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
· Hindustani-Carnatic Flute Jugalbandi – Shashank and RonuMajumdar
· Hindustani Vocal – Prabhakar Karekar

April 12, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
· Hindustani Vocal – Prabha Atre
· Sitar and Tabla Legacy Group –
Partho Chatterjee, Anindo Chatterjee, Purbayan Chatterjee, Anubrata Chatterjee
· Hindustani Vocal – Madhav Gudi
· Carnatic Vocal – Abhishek Raghuram
· Sarod – Anirban Dasgupta
· Hindustani Vocal – Kumkum Sanyal
· Carnatic Vocal – Geeta Murali
· Mridangam and Tabla Lecture Demonstration – J. Vaidyanathan and Vishal Nagar

April 13, Sunday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
· Carnatic Vocal – Aruna Sairam
· Dhrupad – Gundecha Brothers
· Carnatic Vocal – O. S. Tyagarajan
· Sitar – Shujat Khan
· Veena – Jayanthi Kumaresh
· Hindustani Vocal – Warren Senders
· Hindustani Vocal Lecture Demonstration – Gangadhar Rao Telang


(Source: LearnQuest Academy of Music | ICM Conference 2008 | Program | eMail)

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