Rajeev Taranath with Anindo Chatterjee
Indian Classical Music
Friday, June 3, 2016
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
One of India’s renowned music masters, Rajeev Taranath brings a rare performance of classical Indian music to New York during his United States spring tour. Taranath is a master of the sarod, a four-stringed lute central to classical northern Indian music. He has drawn accolades from critics and audiences throughout the world.
He is joined by Anindo Chatterjee, one of the foremost tabla players performing today.
About the Musicians
A distinguished disciple of the legendary Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Rajeev Taranath was the recipient of the Indian government’s highest award in the arts in 1999 for outstanding achievement in the classical music field. In performances throughout the world, he has been acclaimed for his technical virtuosity, inspired imagination, and emotional range.
Taranath’s credentials as a researcher and educator are as impressive as his track record as an artist. A noted linguist, he speaks eight languages fluently and holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Mysore. As a Ford Foundation Scholar he researched one of the most important lineages of classical Indian music, the Maihar-Allauddin gharana or musical lineage. Additionally, from 1995 to 2005 Taranath served on the music faculty of the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.
Anindo Chatterjee began his study of the tabla under the guidance of his uncle Biswanath Chatterjee. At the age of six he began a thirty-year period of training under the late Jnan Prakash Ghosh. Today Chatterjee leads his generation of representatives of the Farukhabad Gharana of tabla. He has performed solo and has accompanied leading artists all over the world since 1972, including Ravi Shankar and Nikhil Banerjee. In 2003 he was a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Academy Award.
Presented with Harrice Miller Entertainment and community partner Sunny Thakkar.
Musical performances at the Rubin Museum are made possible by the Carlo and MicÃ³l Schejola Foundation. Additional support is provided by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Member Tickets: $27.00