Upcoming Shows

Houston Melharmony

 

 
 
 
Oct 7, 2017
Apollo Chamber Players / Zilkha Hall

Houston Melharmony features the world premiere of new music inspired by Indian ragas by the "Mozart of Indian music" (Wisconsin State Journal): renowned slide instrumentalist and composer Chitravina N. Ravikiran. The new work is 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.

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Chitravina N. Ravikiran, slide instrumentalist and 20x2020 composer
Robin Kesselman, Principal Double Bass, Houston Symphony
Silambam Houston
Smitha Madhav, bharatanatyam dancer
Poovalur Srinivasan, mrdangam

PROGRAM

N. Ravikiran: Cosmic Knowledge and Caprice No. 2 for string quartet, chitravina and double bass | 20x2020 No. 12 WORLD PREMIERE
Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 3 Mishima
Hidayat Inayat-Khan: La Monotonia, Op.13
Terry Riley: In C (1964)

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