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Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
HOUSTON MELHARMONY features world premieres of new music inspired by Indian ragas by the “Mozart of Indian music” (Wisconsin State Journal), acclaimed slide instrumentalist and composer Chitravina Ravikiran. The new works are based on Ravikiran’s system of Melharmony, a ground-breaking approach in world music that creates fusion between harmony-centric systems (Western classical/jazz) and melody-centric systems (Indian classical). Also explored is the profound influence of Indian music on American Minimalist composers Philip Glass and Terry Riley..
-Chitravina N. Ravikiran, slide instrumentalist and 20×2020 composer
-Robin Kesselman, Principal Double Bass, Houston Symphony
-Erode Nagarajj, mrdangam
-Smitha Madhav, bharatanatyam dancer
N. Ravikiran: Cosmic Knowledge and Caprice No. 2 for string quartet, chitravina and double bass | #20×2020 No. 12
Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 3 ‘Mishima’
Terry Riley: In C (1964)
Works by Ravikiran TBA
PRE-CONCERT TALK at 7:30pm with composers and guests.
Houston Melharmony sponsored in part by Houston Arts Alliance and Char H. Jones. Post-concert reception sponsored by Richard Jimenez and Adan Medrano.