Indian Classical Music Concert: sitar, sarod, tabla


Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall


The Asian Indian Classical Music Society presents: Vidushi Mita Nag (sitar) and Pandit Joydeep Ghosh (sarod) with Pandit Subhen Chatterjee (tabla). Cosponsored with the Liu Institute of Asia and Asian Studies

Tickets available at gate. General Admission: $10, AICMS Members and ND/SMC faculty: $5, Students: FREE

Mita Nag, daughter of the veteran sitarist, Pandit Manilal Nag and granddaughter of Sangeet Acharya Gokul Nag, belongs to the Vishnupur Gharana of Bengal, a school of music that is nearly 300 years old and which is known for its dhrupad style of playing. She was initiated into music at the age of four, and studied with her mother, grandfather and father.  She appeared for her debut performance at the age of ten, when she also won the Government of India’s Junior National Talent Search Award.  She has given many concert performances, both alone and with her father, in cities in the US, Canada, Japan and Europe as well as in India.  

Joydeep Ghosh is hailed as one of India’s leading sarod, surshringar and Mohanveena artists. He started his sarod training at the age of five, and has studied with  the  great  masters  the late  Sangeetacharya Anil Roychoudhury , late Sangeetacharya Radhika Mohan Moitra  and  Padmabhusan Acharya Buddhadev Dasgupta  all  of the Shahajahanpur Gharana. He has won numerous awards and fellowships, including those from the Government of India, the title of “Suramani” from the Sur Singar Samsad (Mumbai) and “Swarshree” from Swarankur (Mumbai).  He is an A grade artist of All India Radio and has performed at numerous concerts in India, USA, UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Bahrain and elsewhere. 

Shubhen Chatterjee trained under the illustrious table maestro, Pandit Swapan Chowdhury.  Although trained in the Lucknow Gharana tradition, his playing draws on a variety of Gharan styles, which make him a unique and distinctive performer. He has performed in many concerts, as a soloist and by accompanying such luminaries as Bhimsen Joshi, Girija Devi, Jasraj, V. G. Jog, the Mishra Brothers, Rashid Khan, Shahid Parvez, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Manilal Nag.