Sitar & Vocal Concert by Purbayan & Gayatri
Sunday, April 29, 4:30 PM at the Ames City Auditorium
Join us for an evening of classical and light instrumental and vocal music by a talented pair of musicians from India.
Purbayan Chatterjee is considered one of the finest Sitar players in Indian classical music. He belongs to the Senia Maihar Gharana established by Baba Allaudin Khan. Purbayan, a multifaceted musician, performs with musicians from the Carnatic (classical South Indian) music tradition and collaborates with jazz musicians. Purbayan will be accompanied on the tabla by Anubrata Chatterjee.
Gayatri Asokan, a vocalist, is known for her versatility. She is well versed in Hindustani (classical North Indian music) and Carnatic (classical South Indian) music, she is also a well known ghazal singer and sings for Malayalam films. Trained initially in Carnatic music under Nedumangad Sasidharan Nair, Mangat Natesan and Vamanan Namboodiri, Gayatri developed a keen interest in Hindustani music as an adult. She moved to Pune to be trained under the renowned Hindustani artist Alka Marulkar. Gayatri is presently getting trained under Pt. Vinayak Torvi, disciple of the late Pt. Bhimsen Joshi.
$20 student and children (5 years and above) tickets can be purchased at the gate.