Saturday, June 24, 7:30 pm
Price: $50 Balcony ($45 Members), $60 Orchestra ($54 Members)A limited number of $20 tickets for full time students with valid ID are available. Please email Raag-Mala Toronto for details.Tickets include Museum admission.
The Aga Khan Museum is proud to partner with the Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto to bring the finest musicians performing Raag Sangeet (North Indian Classical music) to Toronto audiences.
Throughout their 2023 concert season, Raag-Mala Toronto will present five carefully selected vocalists and instrumentalists who are masters of their craft. Paying homage to tradition while carrying on this ancient art form, Raag-Mala Toronto presents a masterclass in musical complexity through a series of raags — improvisations based on musical scales that serve as the lifeblood of Indian classical music and have no traditional Western equivalent.
Immerse yourself in an entrancing performance of evening raags and lighter melodies by Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee with his long-time accompanist Sri Soumen Nandy on tabla.
Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee received his training in sitar and surbahar from his father, the late Acharya Pandit Bimalendu Mukherjee, a doyen of the Imdadkhani Gharana. As one of the most sought-after sitarists in India, he has received numerous awards, including the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 2010 and the Padma Bhushan in 2019. He has also performed in many countries around the world and was the first musician ever to perform in the House of Commons, London in June 1990.
Raag Sangeet is a centuries-old tradition in which knowledge is transmitted from a guru (teacher) to their disciple. An artist will typically present bandishes (compositions) learned from their guru, with improvisations dependent on the artist's creativity. An artist generally decides on bandishes and the Raags (melodies) they are based on, just prior to their performance. The decision is often based on their mood and the audience's energy receptivity to their performance. Connoisseurs often recognize the Raags on which these bandishes are based, whereas most listeners treat the performance as if meeting a friend - with curiosity and openness.
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