UMass Dartmouth Center for Indic Studies marks fourth anniversary with Hindustani classical concert

The concert will feature sarod master Rajeev Taranath with Aditya Kalyanpur on the tabla.

The UMass Dartmouth Center for Indic Studies will mark its fourth anniversary on Oct. 1 with a general celebration and a Hindustani classical music concert. 

The anniversary celebration will begin at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The concert, featuring sarod master Rajeev Taranath, will begin at 5 p.m. Both events will be held in the Main Auditorium. Ticket prices for the concert are $1 for students, $3 for faculty and staff and $5 for the general public. For tickets or more information, call 508-999-8588. Tickets will also be available at the door. 

The Indic Center’s celebration will include a review of its progress over the past year. In recognition of the Gandhi Centennial, there will also be a panel discussion of perspectives on Gandhi's ideas of social, political and spiritual progress. 

For the concert, virtuoso performer Rajeev Taranath will be joined by Aditya Kalyanpur on the tabla. 

Taranath is one of India's top Hindustani classical instrumentalists and one of the world's leading exponents of the sarod, a 16th-century stringed instrument. His performances are noted for masterful, nuanced classicism matched with passion and emotional depth. Distinguished as a sarodist by the discipline with which he develops the melodic patterns of a raga and a texturally rich tone, his performances reveal the tremendous scope of the tradition. 

Taranath is the recipient of India's highest government awards in the arts for outstanding achievement in Hindustani instrumental music. 

He has received critical acclaim for high caliber musicianship with stellar reviews in the Indian and international press with performances for prestigious music conferences and cultural institutions. Taranath frequently performs and tours internationally and is a visiting artist at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. 

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