Sounds of Indian flute
to fill Old Cabell Hall on Oct. 2
of India's foremost flutists, Ronu Majumdar, will present a concert
of Indian classical music in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium Oct. 2
at 8 p.m. Performing ragas of the North Indian classical style,
Majumdar will be accompanied by Vijay Ghate on tabla, the drums
of North India. Both musicians are highly regarded internationally.
event is sponsored by the Center for South Asian Studies, the
Department of Music, and the South Asian Cultural Society,
with support from the Starr Foundation.
Born in Varanasi, Majumdar was introduced to the art of flute-playing
by his father, also an accomplished musician. He studied under
several respected and well-known musicians in North India. In
1981, he was awarded first place in the All-India Radio Music
Competition and received special praise when he performed with
Ravi Shankar's musical ensemble at the Asia '82 Festival in New
Delhi and at the Festival of India in Moscow. Since then, he has
performed extensively in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia
and the Middle East.
accompanist, Ghate, is considered one of the best young tabla
players within Indian classical music circles. He began playing
tabla at the age of 4, and by the time he was 16, had achieved
fame for his scintillating solos as well as his sensitive accompaniment
to vocal and instrument music and kathak dance. He has traveled
with Indian musicians on tours throughout Asia, Europe, Africa
and North America. Together, the two musicians are presently touring
the United States.
pre-concert lecture on Indian music will be given by tabla instructor
Nitin Tripathi at 7:15 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall, room 107. Tickets
for the concert, available at the Cabell Hall Box Office, 924-3984,
are $10 for general admission and no charge for full-time students.
For information, contact Cindy Benton-Groner at 924-8815.