MASTERS OF INDIAN MUSIC
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Road
New Windsor, NY
Free with Storm King Art Center Admission
Presented in collaboration with Storm King Art Center
Limited unreserved seating
Born into a musical family, Saraswathi Ranganathan is an Indian classical veena artist and cross-cultural music ambassador. The veena is a precursor to the sitar used in southern Indian classical (carnatic) music, known for its bass mellow tone. She is the first Asian female veena artist to win the Chicago Music Awards in 2018. Saraswathi is passionate about bringing the sounds of the veena to audiences in a variety of ways including concerts, cross-genre collaborations, lecture-demonstrations, and through other educational outlets including her non-profit school Ensemble of Ragas. Sara believes that her goal of 'one-stage, one-music, one-community' can be achieved through artistically enriching collaborations using carnatic music as the medium.
Drummer Ganapathi Ranganathan will be accompanying Saraswathi on mridangam.
….enraptured the audience with delightfully pleasing phrases….The Hindu - India
.....Chicago's most versatile veena artist.....Chicago Tribune
The Masters of Indian Music series presents legends from the two primary forms of Indian classical music: The northern Indian tradition of Hindustani classical music and the southern Indian tradition of carnatic Indian classical music.