The Asian Indian Classical Music Society concert announcement:
Hindusthani classical music concert – Jugalbandi (duet)
Vidushi Mita Nag (sitar)
Janab Hassan Haider (shehnai)
Pandit Subhen Chatterjee (tabla)
September 25, 2018, Tuesday, 7.30 PM
Carey Auditorium at Hesburgh Library
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
We are grateful to the AICMS benefactors and members, the University of Notre Dame, and the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, for making this and our other concerts possible.
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.
Hassan Haider, a leading shehnai player of the younger generation, was trained by his father, Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain in the Benares and Senia gharanas (schools), and Pandit Arvind Parikh, of the Imdadkhani gharana. He has performed at many important music festivals in India, including the Dover Lane Musical Festival in Kolkata and at
the Sangeet Natak Academy in Pune, and is regularly featured on Indian radio and television. He has performed with his father in several countries including the US, Canada, UK, France, Switzerland and Belgium.
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.