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Samar Saha + Ramesh Misra

Indian Classical Music

Saturday, October 10, 2015
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Internationally recognized as among the great exponents of Hindustani classical music, Pandit Ramesh Misra (sarangi) and Pandit Samar Saha (tabla) have been close collaborators for decades, developing a musical rapport of intuition and subtle communication. While possessing deep technical mastery, the maestros opt for beauty over virtuosity, tailoring their melodic and rhythmic creations to the present moment and unfolding a unique musical presentation in each performance. This unique performance will feature in-depth improvisations from both maestros in a jugalbandi style.

Presented with Harrice Miller Entertainment and community partner Sunny Thakkar.

About the Musicians

Mastering one of the most difficult string instruments, the sarangi, Pandit Ramesh Misra is acclaimed as an outstanding exponent and performer of Indian classical music. Trained from a young age by his father, sarangi maestro Pt. Ramnath Misra, Ramesh continued his training with the finest musicians of the Benaras Gharana: Pt. Hanuman Prasad Misra and Pt. Gopal Misra and later the legendary maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar.

Ramesh’s high aesthetic sense along with his inner sensitivity gained him recognition both at home and abroad as an eminent soloist and skilled accompanist. The list of his musical awards includes India’s most prestigious award for music, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar.

Long established among India’s preeminent tabla players Pandit Samar Saha continues to be an influential soloist, sought after accompanist, beloved guru and distinguished exponent of the Benares tradition of tabla. Trained first by his father Sri Sudhansu Bhusan Saha and brother Sri Tarak Saha, Mr. Saha subsequently undertook training under Sri Krishna Kumar Ganguly (Natubabu) until his guruji’s passing.

Mr. Saha has performed throughout the world with the great artists of our time including Ud. Ali Akbar Khan, Ud. Bismillah Khan. Pdt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pdt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ud. Rashid Khan, Pdt. Ajoy Chakraborty, Pdts. Rajan and Sajan Misra, Ud. Amjad Ali Khan, Ud. Shujaat Khan and Ud. Shahid Parvez among many others.

He is director of Sangeet Piyasi, a charitable organization devoted to supporting Hindustani classical music.

Advance Tickets: $40
Day of Tickets: $45

Members Advance Tickets: $36.00
Members Day of Tickets: $40.50