"Pandit Jasraj cast his magic spell on the audience… For the 20,000 music lovers who were waiting to experience the ragas by Pandit Jasraj, it was a dream come true."-Indian Express
While renowned instrumentalists such Pandit Ravi Shankar have brought the gift of Indian classical music to the world through their chosen instrument the sitar, Pandit Jasraj has done it through the gift of nature, his voice. He is one of India's most celebrated cultural ambassadors to the world. Blessed with a soulful and sonorous voice, which traverses masterfully over all four and a half octaves, Jasraj's vocalizing is characterized by a harmonious blend of the classic and opulent elements projecting traditional music as an intense spiritual expression, at once chaste and sensuous. This gives his music a unique and sublime emotional quality, reaching out to the very soul of the listener.
ENSEMBLE Samir Chatterjee and Dibyarka Chatterjee - tabla Suman Ghosh - harmonium, supporting vocals Tripti Mukherjee - supporting vocals
$41, $37; Museum members $40, $36
These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund. Additional support provided by the Robert D. Hill Foundation.