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Event - A Tour of India: Symphony Concert and Cultural Festival

November 13, 2020

Past Event

Schedule

November 13-15, 2020

Event - A Tour of India: Symphony Concert and Cultural Festival

November 13, 2020

Past Event

Schedule

November 13-15, 2020

Please join us for “A Tour of India: Symphony Concert and Cultural Festival”, presented from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Fred Kavli Theatre of the Bank of America Performing Arts.  This event will be streamed online.  For only $25 per household, you will receive access to the Festival Passport, granting you access to all three programs listed below.  REGISTER

The captivating musical traditions of Indian Classical Music and Western Classical Music share extensive origins and significant influences. From the Roma migration toward Europe more than a thousand years ago, to Ravi Shankar’s and George Harrison’s history-making collaborations, neither musical tradition would be the same without the other.

Southern California has long been home to musicians, innovators, and educators sharing the storied traditions of Indian culture and Indian Classical Music. European and American composers we hear often have been drawing on India’s vibrant musical language and engrossing formal structures for well over a century.

In collaboration with LA based composer Reena Esmail, UCLA’s Rahul Neuman, Hindustani Soprano Saili Oak and Internationally renowned tenor Sean Panikkar, New West Symphony explores the influences that Indian and western classical musical traditions have upon each other. Works of Reena Esmail, Debussy, Elgar, Turina, Cooke and Philip Glass share the spotlight with performances of Hindustani and Carnatic music.

Along with the symphony concert,  Season and Festival Passport holders enjoy access to companion cultural festival programs for further immersion into the music, the artistry, and the culture that inspired our concert. *Online Premiere includes LIVE Q&A with Maestro Michael Christie after the concert performance and LIVE CHAT during Meet the Artist and Culture Insights. The concert will also be available on-demand for ‘anytime viewing’ through September 30, 2021.

  

PROGRAMATIC CHOICES:

Friday November 13| 7:00pm*
Culture Insights and Entr’Acte
The profound impact of Indian family life and lifestyles in the Greater Los Angeles region, featuring Gingger Shankar, violinist and sitar performer, and niece of Ravi Shankar.

Saturday November 14 | 7:00pm*
Meet the Artist
Performances and interviews with Reena EsmailSaili Oak, and Sean Panikkar. Presented from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Sunday November 15 | 3:00pm*
A Tour of India
New West Symphony Concert

*Online Premiere

Michael Christie, conductor
     The Glywn and Ruth Chase Music Director
Saili OakHindustani soprano
Sean Panikkar, tenor
Reena Esmail, composer
Rahul Neuman, sitar
Miles Shrewsbury, tabla

Philip Glass | Evening Song, from the opera ‘Satyagraha
Elgar | Sospiri
Debussy | Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Reena Esmail | Magan Rehna (Be Merry)
Shane Cook | Ajapa Jaap
Turina | La Oración Del Torero (The Bullfighter’s Prayer)