WMI & 92Y to Present Flutist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia as Part of 'Masters of Indian Music' Series
World Music Institute and 92nd Street Y present Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia as part of its "Masters of Indian Music" series.
One of the greatest living Hindustani classical musicians and a distinguished master of the bansuri (North Indian bamboo flute), Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia will be joined by Pt. Subhankar Banerjee, tabla, and and Jay Gandhi, Bansuri support.
The concert is set for Friday, November 17, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. at 92Y, 1395 Lexington Ave at 92nd Street, Manhattan. Tickets: $25/$35/$45/$55 at www.worldmusicinstitute.org.
Internationally acclaimed Indian flutist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is one of the greatest living Hindustani classical musicians and a distinguished master of the bansuri-a North Indian bamboo flute. He is known for his outstanding contribution in popularizing Indian classical music all over the world. He has performed alongside Indian luminaries such as Zakir Hussain and Shivkumar Sharma and has won acclaim internationally from Western musicians such as Yehudi Menuhin, John McLaughlin and Jean-Pierre Rampal.
Pt. Chaurasia performed at World Music Institute's very first concert in 1985, the Festival of India. In addition to his performances and compositions, Pt. Chaurasia also plays the role of a dedicated guru and teacher. He teaches music at the Rotterdam Music Conservatory, where he is the Artistic Director of the Indian Music Department.
Founded in 1985 as a not-for-profit, World Music Institute (WMI) has served as one of the leading presenters of world music and dance within the United States.
WMI is committed to presenting the finest in traditional and contemporary music and dance from around the world with the goal of inspiring wonder for world cultures through music and dance. WMI aims to enrich the lives of people living in New York by promoting awareness of other cultures and their traditions. WMI collaborates with community organizations and academic institutions in fostering greater understanding and appreciation of the world's cultural traditions and presents at venues throughout the city.
Under new leadership since 2015, its 30th anniversary season, World Music Institute has introduced an ambitious expansion of concert offerings that include contemporary, experimental and avant-garde presentations, as well as the traditional music that WMI has long been known and admired for. In addition, the institution is thrilled to have launched new partnerships with BAM, 92nd Street Y, SummerStage, Merkin Concert Hall, National Sawdust, Storm King Art Center, Le Poisson Rouge, Littlefield and Drom-while continuing partnerships with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Town Hall, Symphony Space, French Institute Alliance Francaise, and Apollo Theater (the annual Africa Now festival).
WMI has presented more than 1,500 concerts and events featuring artists from more than 100 countries across all continents. Through powerful programming, WMI is creating a movement that promotes awareness and engagement of other cultures, helping to encourage deeper understanding of communities around the globe.
92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world's best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is reimagining what it means to be a community center in the digital age with initiatives like the award-winning #GivingTuesday, launched by 92Y in 2012 and now recognized across the US and in a growing number of regions worldwide as a day to celebrate and promote giving. These kinds of initiatives are transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action both locally and around the world. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y's digital and online initiatives. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit www.92Y.org.