Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s concert An Ode to Peace was like bringing God to the surface of this busy life in New York. To alleviate our worries, remorse and fear in a blissful evening with the relaxed classical music performed on the Sarod and the Tabla. Everyone present was captivated by the mesmerizing music. In other words, it was like a ladder to heaven!
An Ode to Peace was an event that took place in the United Nations conference hall arranged by the Permanent Mission of India. Along with his sons, Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan came from Mumbai, India to enthrall New Yorkers by his Sarod mastery. The purpose of this concert was to honor and pray for the brave people who fell victim of the 9/11 attacks. [click to continue….]
The 2010 Spring Season, organized by BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, made a spectacular beginning with an Opera: Henry Purcell’s ‘The Fairy Queen’. The hall of arts was tremendously huge, with large audience to match. This was a show, certainly not to miss. Many people asked what an Opera really was, which was quite funny as even without knowing about it, they were willing to pay at least 100 dollars.
The Fairy Queen is an Opera, which is an anonymous libretto from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. [click to continue….]
A never-to-forget day – when some of the greatest classical jazz performers were in the eyes of the excited audience in the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, of New York University (NYU). The band consisted of four performers; Larry Coryell – humanising on the guitar, George Brooks – slurring on the saxophone, Ronu Majumdar – melody on the flute, and Aditya Kalyanpur – rolling on the tabla. When Jazz and Indian music were mixed together, it sounded like two disciplines of music fusing together. These two genres with their great collaboration have made their place in the history of music.
Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right place are generally those who achieve something. [click to continue….]