Upcoming Community Events
Ragamala has been canceled due to weather
An Evening of Indian Classical Dance and Music
Wednesday November 13 @ 7:00 PM
Akshara is delighted to offer a free evening of Indian performing arts, Ragamala, to the Ann Arbor community!
An evening of Indian classical dance (Odissi) and classical music by some of the most accomplished artists of Michigan
Well-known dancer and choreographer Sreyashi Dey will present excerpts from the lyrical poetic work, the Gita Govinda by the 12th century poet Jayadeva. Love songs of Krishna and Radha will be interpreted through expressional dance in the Odissi style by Sreyashi, accompanied by soulful music, while U-M professor of Art History, Dr. Paroma Chatterjee, will recite the poetry in English.
A multi-faceted Indian classical music concert will feature renowned vocal artist Anjana Kusari from India, accompanied by Hemant Babtiwale on Tabla and Anirudha Phatak on Harmonium. The instrumental section of the concert will feature Venkatesh Venkataraman on Mridangam, Akhilesh Bhaskar on Cajon & Khanjira, and Prashanth R P on Veena.
Admission free, donations appreciated
< Blossoms in the Romantic Period >
Monday November 18 @ 8:00 PM
Comprised of virtuosic performers who have built a distinguished career with their solo and chamber performances, the Fiorire Soloists was created with the idea of offering more performance opportunities for young professional musicians.
The word Fiorire, meaning ‘to blossom,’ ‘to flower’ in Italian, metaphorically represents the performers and the musical works that beautifully blossom in a concert performance.
The concert, < Blossoms in the Romantic Period > will be all about Romantic Period, music, including the pieces by Schumann, Chopin, Liszt and more.