HarmoNYom in association with Robert Browning Associates presents
Saturday, October 10 at 7:30pm
Women’s Voices Festival: A Celebration of Women in Indian Classical Music
+7pm talk w/ Indian music specialists moderated by author Kavita Das about the evolution of female artists in Indian music
Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave at 54th St, NYC
Meeta Pandit has emerged as a prominent star in the world of classical music. An exponent of the Gwalior gharana (tradition), she is the granddaughter and disciple of Pt. Krishna Rao Shankar Pandit, an important figure in North Indian classical music in the 20th century, and the daughter and disciple of the legendary Pt. L. K. Pandit. Her melodious and robust voice with a wide range of over three octaves has won her a broad following of music lovers. The rendering of traditional, but increasingly rare, tappa is one of the special offerings in her concerts. In 2008, she was awarded the highly prestigious 'Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar' of the Sangeet Natak Akademi given to promising artists under 35. Accompaniment will be provided by Dibyarka Chatterjee on tabla and Nitin Damle on harmonium.
Further festival info: harmoNYom.org
Suggested Donation: $40 VIP; $30 general admission; $20 students w ID & seniors