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'maximum India' from March 1-20, 2011.

Music

On this page: List of all the festival events in the Music genre.
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U. Shrinivas

A renowned mandolin player, U. Shrinivas is one of the foremost figures in Carnatic music today. Part of maximum INDIA.

Tue., Mar. 1, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Rhythm of Rajasthan

Featuring driving percussion and hypnotic instruments such as the sarangi (bowed lute) and algoza (double flute), the five musicians and one dancer of Rhythm of Rajasthan perform a diverse program, ranging from vibrant and joyous folk music to ecstatic Sufi songs. Part of maximum INDIA.

Wed., Mar. 2, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Anando Mukerjee

A lirico-spinto tenor born and raised in India, but living in London, Mukerjee brings a recital comprised of repertoire inspired by his home country.

Wed., Mar. 2, 2011, 7:30 PM

Family Theater

$18.00

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National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor / Zakir Hussain, tabla / Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano

As part of maximum INDIA, Christoph Eschenbach conducts an NSO-commissioned world premiere from tabla player/composer Zakir Hussain and excerpts from Roussel's opera Padmâvatî.

Mar. 3 - 5, 2011

Concert Hall

$20.00 - $85.00

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The Monsoon Club at the Terrace Gallery: Emergence

Emergence's harmonic textures of guitar and powerful lyrics blend with sublime Carnatic melodies played on violin and fused with Tamil. This is backed by the expressive grooves of rock, funk, and ethnic rhythms.

Thu., Mar. 3, 2011

Terrace Gallery

$15.00

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Raghu Dixit

Raghu Dixit and his band play a seamless amalgamation of Indian music, rock and roll, and other world styles. Part of maximum INDIA.

Fri., Mar. 4, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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The Monsoon Club at the Terrace Gallery: Soulmate

A blues band from Shillong in northeastern India, Soulmate was the only Indian band to perform at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee in 2007, and reached the semi-finals.

Fri., Mar. 4, 2011

Terrace Gallery

$15.00

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Kailash Kher’s Kailasa

Combining Kailash Kher’s strong traditional folk sensibilities and lyrics invoking Sufi mysticism with Naresh and Paresh Kamath’s more modern rock, electronic, and funk influences, Kailasa has proved to be a big hit with audiences in India and around the world. Note: This concert is standing room only. Part of maximum INDIA.

Sat., Mar. 5, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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L. Subramaniam

Violinist L. Subramaniam has gained international acclaim with his dynamic performances in both traditional Carnatic and Western classical styles. His own compositions for orchestra, ballet, and film combine these Eastern and Western traditions. This maximum INDIA performance is presented under the auspices of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi.

Sun., Mar. 6, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance in the Eisenhower Theater

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Vatsala Mehra: An Evening of Ghazals, Sufi, Thumri and Geet

An Indian ghazal singer known as the Ghazal Queen, DC-based Vatsala Mehra has been honored by the Indian government for her contributions to India's musical tradition and has performed around the globe to great acclaim.

Tue., Mar. 8, 2011, 8:00 PM

Eisenhower Theater

$20.00 - $45.00

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Asima

A male choir and percussion ensemble from the south Indian state of Kerala, Asima combines elements from India’s rhythmic and melodic systems with harmonic traditions of western music. Part of maximum INDIA.

Thu., Mar. 10, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor / Messiaen's Turangalîla-Symphonie

As part of the maximum INDIA festival, Christoph Eschenbach conducts Messiaen's Turangalîla-Symphonie. Joining the NSO are pianist Cédric Tiberghien and ondes martenot player Tristan Murail.

Mar. 10 - 12, 2011

Concert Hall

$20.00 - $85.00

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The Monsoon Club at the Terrace Gallery: Suphala and Special Guests

A young, versatile composer and performer, Suphala took up the tabla in her teens, when she was already an accomplished classical pianist. Her highly improvisational performances reference Western classical, Indian classical, jazz, folk, and soul.

Thu., Mar. 10, 2011

Terrace Gallery

$15.00

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Parikrama

Inspired by bands and musicians such as Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Jimi Hendrix, the six-member band also incorporates Indian instruments such as the mridangam, tabla, and flute into their traditional Western combination of guitar, drums, and keyboards. This maximum INDIA performance is presented under the auspices of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi.

Fri., Mar. 11, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Image for <i>The Monsoon Club</i> at the Terrace Gallery: Rudresh Mahanthappa and the Indo-Pak Coalition

The Monsoon Club at the Terrace Gallery: Rudresh Mahanthappa and the Indo-Pak Coalition

This trio transcends any preconception of Indo-jazz fusion. Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, rising tabla star Dan Weiss, and guitarist Rez Abbasi are turning heads internationally.

Fri., Mar. 11, 2011

Terrace Gallery

$26.00

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Shubhendra Rao & Saskia Rao-de Haas

The husband-and-wife team of sitarist Shubhendra Rao and cellist Saskia Rao-de Haas weaves European and Indian folk music into their original compositions.

Fri., Mar. 11, 2011, 7:30 PM

Family Theater

$18.00

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Image for <i>The Monsoon Club</i> at the Terrace Gallery: DJ Rekha <i>Bhangra</i> Dance Party

The Monsoon Club at the Terrace Gallery: DJ Rekha Bhangra Dance Party

London-born musician, DJ, curator, producer, and activist DJ Rekha hosts and spins a bhangra dance party, the Punjabi club music that wound up on hits by Jay-Z and Missy Elliot.

Sat., Mar. 12, 2011, 9:30 PM

Terrace Gallery

$12.00

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Utsav Lal, piano

Born in New Delhi, the 18-year-old piano prodigy dubbed "the Raga Pianist," Utsav Lal, has used original interpretations of Indian ragas and his mastery of Western classical music and jazz to command international attention.

Sun., Mar. 13, 2011, 7:30 PM

Terrace Theater

$25.00

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National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor / Mozart & Zemlinsky

Christoph Eschenbach conducts Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony with baritone Matthias Goerne and soprano Twyla Robinson. Also on the program is Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, played by Eschenbach and conducted from the piano.

Mar. 17 - 20, 2011

Concert Hall

$20.00 - $85.00

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Taal India: Percussion Ensemble

A percussion ensemble unique in its look, feel and vibrancy, Taal India is a concept of Banyan Tree Events created and directed by Mr. Mahesh Babu. Featuring some of the most popular as well as rare, exotic, folk, and classical instruments form across India like pung, dhol, naal, khadtaal, dholak, mirav, edddakka, chenda, and tabla etc., it is powerful, pulsating with energy and spectacular synergy. Each performer in his traditional attire adds to the charm of the colorful presentation. Led by Anubrata Chatterjee on the tabla, Taal India truly brings alive the phenomenon called India with its grand diversity of sound, instruments, and, most importantly, the joy the percussionists create together. Part of maximum INDIA.

Fri., Mar. 18, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Image for <i>The Monsoon Club</i> at the Terrace Gallery: Sunny Jain and Red Baraat

The Monsoon Club at the Terrace Gallery: Sunny Jain and Red Baraat

Performing as part of the maximum INDIA festival, Sunny Jain leads Red Baraat, a one-of-kind dhol and brass band melding Indian bhangra with funk and soca.

Fri., Mar. 18, 2011

Terrace Gallery

$26.00

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The Manganiyar Seduction

Acclaimed Indian director Roysten Abel brings together Muslim musicians from the deserts of Rajasthan for a full-throttle musical production, a mixture of folk and classical Indian styles with the visual seduction of Amsterdam's red light district.

Mar. 19 - 20, 2011

Eisenhower Theater

$32.00 - $45.00

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Panjabi MC at The Monsoon Club

Party with one of the hottest DJs on the international club scene, Panjabi MC, a pioneer in bringing the sound of bhangra into the mainstream.

Sat., Mar. 19, 2011, 9:30 PM

Terrace Gallery

$12.00

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