Upcoming Events

Please join us for our fall 2017 concerts!

Pooja Goswami Pavan – ‘A Night of Sufi Music and Ghazals’
Sunday, Oct. 15th, 7-9pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA

Pooja Goswami Pavan

University of Virginia’s department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures (MESALC), in association with UVA’s chapter of the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY), is proud to present an evening of Sufi music and ghazals on Sunday, October 15th in Old Cabell Hall. The event will feature internationally acclaimed scholar, teacher, and performer of Hindustani (North Indian Classical) music, Pooja Goswami Pavan, with Debu Nayak on the tabla, and Pankaj Mishra on the sarangi. Over the years, Pavan has extensively studied and mastered several genres within the larger umbrella of Hindustani music such as Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal, Bhajan and various folk inspired genres such as the Hori, Chaiti, Kajri, Sawani, and the Khayāl. She received her PhD from the University of Delhi in 2005, and possesses extensive experience performing at the highest level around the world.

Pavan will lead an interactive workshop the day after the concert, on October 16th, from 6:00-8:30 pm in Hotel A-on the Range. The workshop will explore the possibility of studying performance as a mode of translation (particularly of ghazal poetry), as well as incorporating suggestions of the audience. Please note that this event is open to all, and no musical experience is needed.

Concert details:
Date: Sunday, October 15th
Time: 7-9pm
Place: Old Cabell Hall
Free Parking: Central Grounds Garage, 400 Emmet St S, Charlottesville, VA 22903. There are also limited spots behind Old Cabell Hall.

Workshop details:
Date: Monday, October 16th
Time: 6:00-8:30pm
Place: Hotel A-on the Range (in the vicinity of the Lawn); (http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/popPages/0-hotelA.html).
Parking: Central Grounds Garage, 400 Emmet St S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

The workshop and concert are both FREE and open to the public.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/124296951533075/
YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqvwGe_XJ6A
Pooja Goswami Pavan’s website: http://www.poojagoswamipavan.com/about/
Please email Qasim Chattha (mqc2vd@virginia.edu) with any questions.

Apratim Majumdar Concert
Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 7-9pm, McLeod Hall Auditorium (Nursing School)

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Apratim Majumdar is an accomplished sarod player from Kolkata, West Bengal. Majumdar, born in 1978, was initially tutored and groomed by Professor Rabin Ghosh, disciple of Ustad Alauddin Khan, in the strict discipline and style of Senia Maihar Gharana. He also received training from Shree Partho Sarothy, disciple of Ustad Dhyanesh Khan and Pandit Ravi Shankar. Presently he is under the training of Dr. Pradip Kumar Chakraborty, one of the senior most disciples of Pandit Ravi Shankar. Majumdar will be accompanied by the talented Amit Chatterjee on tabla.

Majumdar will lead a demonstration on Friday, December 1st in Room 107, Old Cabell Hall. Majumdar will describe the history of the sarod, its construction, use in music, and demonstrate various short pieces. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the artist in a question and answer session.  Musicians and non-musicians are welcome.

Workshop details:
Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 3-5pm
Place: Room 107, Old Cabell Hall
Parking: Central Grounds Garage, 400 Emmet St S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Concert details:
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: Reception 6-7pm, concert 7-9pm
Place: McLeod Hal Auditorium (UVA Nursing School) –  McLeod Hall – 202 Jeanette Lancaster Way, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Free Parking: Health System South Garage – near McLeod Hall

The workshop and concert are both FREE and open to the public.

Facebook Event:
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/gAk4FQYkDTE
Apratim Majumdar’s website: www.apratimmajumdar.com 
Please email Neha Kulkarni (nk5dz@virginia.edu) with any questions.



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