Co-sponsored by Shadaj, Lexington Community Education, and Community Endowment of Lexington
in association with Lexington Cultural Council, Cary Library, Lexington Symphony and IAL
East Meets West: An Amalgamation of Eastern and Western Classical Music Instruments
WITH SHUBHENDRA RAO (Sitar), SASKIA DE HAAS (Cello), and ADITYA KALYANPUR (Tabla)
Friday, September 27, 2019 • 8.00 pm
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library
33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA • $30 Regular or $50 Premium Seating • SHDJ
FREE for Shadaj Members and Lexington Public School Students (Regular seating. RSVP required)
Composer and performer, Pandit Shubhendra Rao is ranked amongst the key sitar soloists of India who lived with his guru, Pandit Ravi Shankar in the Guru-Shishya Parampara for over 10 years, assisting him in concerts and compositions all over the world. He is an unmatched master at his instrument whose playing reminds the listener of the masters of yore transformed into today’s era.
Saskia Rao-de Haas is a brilliant cellist and composer from the Netherlands who is based in India. She has enriched North Indian classical music with her unique instrument, the Indian cello, and created a distinctive playing style with it. She studied with Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia as well as at top institutes in the West, CODARTS and University of Amsterdam. In addition to her prestigious status in India, Saskia is an accomplished Western classical cellist.
Aditya Kalyanpur, a child prodigy, is one of the leading young generation tabla players of the Panjab Gharana. A prime disciple of the legendary Ustad Allarakha and Ustad Zakir Hussin, Aditya has performed with all the leading artists all around the world in all major music festivals. Aditya is a talented tabla solo artist who is equally adept at accompanying, fusion music and have several albums to his credit.