Indian Classical Music Circle 
Hindustani Sitar Recital – Meditative Strings

Saturday, November 02, 2019
4:00:00 PM
Venue: Allen Library Civic Auditorium, 300 N. Allen Drive, Allen TX 75013

ICMC Members: Free
General: $30, Early Bird: $20, Buy Online
Student: $20, Buy Online
Anjan Saha   Sitar
Pt Arup Chattopadhyay   Tabla

An empaneled artist of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Anjan Saha has learnt sitar under the yet caring apprenticeship of Pt Debiprosad Chatterjee since his childhood. He is a graded artist of Prasar Bharati. Anjan has been awarded with the National Scholarship from Dept of Culture, Government of India in the year 1992. He has achieved the rare feat of obtaining National Scholarship for the second time from Department of Culture, Government of India in 1998. Anjan has been performing extensively in India and abroad since 1998. He has given a number of performances in different cities in Germany, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Belgium, Montenegro, Kuwait, Qatar, East Asia and United States of America. Besides his performances Anjan's Music compositions in different genre has got a great applause from the audience. Anjan has been teaching in Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata since 2004.

Pt. Arup Chattopadhyay is recognized as one of the most outstanding and sought after Tabla artists of this generation. He has established himself as a top-notch accompanist as well as a formidable soloist. Arup's performances are admired for their exceptional tonal quality, clarity and deep compositional repertoire, all presented with an innate sense of rhythm and melody. Arup began learning Tabla at age six from his father, the eminent Tabla player, Pt. Pankaj Chattopadhyay. He then came under the tutelage of the world-renowned Tabla maestro Pt. Shankar Ghosh and is one of his premier disciples. He was awarded Top-Grade by All India Radio and Television. Arup has accompanied many of the leading musicians of India such as Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustad Rais Khan, Ustad Aashish Khan, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Pt. Nayan Ghosh, Pt. Ajay Chakarbarti, Lakhsmi Shankar, Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Ustad Rashid Khan, the late V.G. Jog, Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, Pt. Kushal Das, among others. Since 1998, Arup has been honored to accompany the legend Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi Shankar in tours throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and India, Including performances in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, in US, and Barbican hall in London. Arup is also a highly sought after teacher and since 1999 has been a visiting lecturer with University of California, San Diego; and previously a professor of Tabla at Baratiya Vidya Bhavan in London (Institute of Indian Culture).

Fall Fest 2019
A medley of performances by amateur ICMC member musicians

Saturday, December 07, 2019
4:00:00 PM
Venue: Allen Library Civic Auditorium, 300 N. Allen Drive, Allen TX 75013

ICMC Members: Free
General: Free
Student: Free

ICMC presents Fall Fest 2019 featuring a medley of several short vocal and instrumental performances, by ICMC member musicians. This event is FREE to general public. The primary reasons for this concert are to bring awareness about Indian classical music in the community and also to stage upcoming talent. Since its inception in 1983, ICMC has built the most comprehensive concert series and is regarded as the premier producer of Indian classical music and dance in Dallas/Fort Worth and the surrounding area, by consistently presenting more than seven culturally diverse concerts a year for the sole benefit of its members and the general public. ICMC's mission is to entertain, to interest, to educate, to train and to provide spiritual nourishment to its members and the general public, and to significantly contribute to the multiethnic heritage and the cultural vitality of the city, through its concerts. ICMC members – who are interested in performing at this event should send email to Participants must have active ICMC memberships through June 20, 2020.

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