Spend a Sunday afternoon at the Library listening to classical Indian music, which encompasses a variety of styles, instruments and performance traditions.
This concert will focus on the sitar, a North Indian instrument with twenty strings, and the tabla, a versatile two-pieces drum. Through both lecture and demonstration, Srinivas and his accompanist, Ajit will introduce these instruments to the audience and perform a short duet. Discussion and audience interaction is highly encouraged.
Srinivas Reddy (BHS '94) is a scholar, translator and musician. He studied classical sitar in the traditional master-disciple style with Sri Partha Chatterjee, a direct disciple of the late sitar maestro Pandit Nikhil Banerjee. Srinivas also trained in classical South Asian languages and literatures at Brown University and UC Berkeley. He has released three independent CDs and three books of translations with Penguin Books. Currently Srinivas is Visiting Professor of Religious Studies and Contemplative Studies at Brown University. He lives in Rhode Island and spends his time performing, teaching and conducting research around the world.
Free and open to all
Sponsored by the Friends of Barrington Public Library.