Tue15 Mar 7pm
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
A Res$57.50A Res Friend$52.50A Res Conc$52.50A Res Group 10$52.50B Res$47.50B Res Conc$42.50
2 hrs 20 mins (incl. interval)
Spirit of India 2011: Shehnai & Flute
Rajendra Prasanna, India
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Simplicity, playful vivacity and sweet melodiousness
characterise this concert of Indian classical music, performed by
one of the country's finest musicians, Pandit Rajendra Prasanna.
Indian music at its most enthralling.
The illustrious Prasanna dynasty of Varanasi musicians have been
custodians of the shehnai, an evocative oboe-like ceremonial
instrument, for five generations. Rajendra Prasanna is the only
Indian musician who excels in playing both the flute (bansuri) and
the shehnai, and will perform on both instruments. He is joined by
son Rishab on the flute, Vikas Babu on the shehnai, and Shub
Maharaj on the tabla, also accomplished performers.
Rajendra Prasanna has accompanied Ravi Shankar at major national
and international events, including the London memorial concert for
George Harrison. The recipient of many prestigious awards,
Rajendra's performances have been fêted throughout the Indian
subcontinent and across the globe.