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MAJOR EVENTS 2004

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Festival of Bharata Natyam - Saturday November 20, 2004 at Haft Auditorium, FIT, NYC.
Six renowned Dance Teachers from New York and New Jersey will be presenting their students
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UPCOMING EVENTS:

September 18, 2004; 7:00 p.m. at - "SANT MIRA" -A Musical Dance Drama by Shakti Dance Company, Los Angeles under the direction of Smt. Viji Prakash who successfully presented the musical dance drama Bhagavad Gita in August 2003. Venue: Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC.
Venue: ALICE TULLY HALL Lincoln Center, 65th street, Broadway, NYC
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October 2, 2004, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. -" A WORKSHOP ON AYURVEDA" (anciant Indian system of Medicine). Featuring Dr. Vasant Lad, America's most distinguished practioner and teacher of Ayurveda and founder and director of Ayurvadic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexicao.

The workshop will focus on arthritis, diabetes, and phychological trauma and healing methods according to Ayurveda.
Venue: Bhavan's Romanti Auditorium
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August 14, 2004; 10:00 a.m.
- "GITA DAY" with lectures, recitations and cultural program at Haft Auditorium, FIT, NYC. A joint presentation of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,
USA and International Geeta Foundation.
Venue: Haft Auditorium, FIT, 7th Avenue at 27th Street.
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Tickets: $20 ($15 for Bhavan’s members, students and seniors) ;
(Refreshment included)

For Tickets, call Bhavan at (212)989-8383;
Dr. Kunal Sen at (718)899-4832

About the Artist:

Mohinder Singh
"Soulful compositions, soul touching singing
mark out Mohinder Singh" --Screen

"His compositions show originality." -- Free Press Journal

"He sticks to a strict regimen to keep
his musical skill fine tuned" -- Asia Week

Sandhya Rao
"She has a voice whose appeal is instant and straight to
the heart, a voice that is mellifluous and expressive"
"A sensitive singer with a rich voice"

 



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A special theater presentation based on the rare letters, poems and Ghazals of Mirza Galib, the celebrated Urdu poet of the 19th century

Director: Salim Arif

Letters of Ghalib have become a unique landmark in Urdu prose and, his poetry the beacon of his legacy. Ghalib's imagery comes from the soul and soil of Indian culture. At this extraordinary event Salim Arif will read out Mirza's letters whioch reveal a facinating account of the man and his times,assuming the

Mirza Ghalib's Ghazals will be sung by the well-known singer
Jasvinder Singh with the accompaniment of :
Amit Chaubey - Tabla ; Jitender Thakur - Violin; Himanshu Tiwari - Guitar

Saturday, June 19, 2004; 7:00 p.m.

ALICE TULLY HALL
Lincoln Center, 65th street, Broadway, NYC

Tickets: VIP;$55;$45;$35;$25
(Bhavan's memebers, students, seniors and those who buy 10 or more tickets will get 10% discount)

For information and tickets call:
Alice Tully Hall Box Office (212) 875-5050
Bhavan (212) 989-8383; Dr. Kunal Sen (718)899-4832;
Swati Vaisnav (516) 783-3610; Rashmi Kamdar (732) 494-8853;
Naghma House (212) 532-0770

 

 


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A Hindi Play by the renowned poet & lyricist GULZAR

Conceived, designed and designed and directed by SALIM ARIF

"Kharaashein" is collage poet Gulzar's literary creations based on a keen desire for communal harmony. The stories and poems are set against the backdrop of riots in India - it showcases the middle-class attitudes in a riot-torn city; the fear and its impact on the psyche of a normal; humanbeing in a state of anxiety and the development of a relationship evolving under the duress of the riot-infected atmosphere.

CAST: Atul Kulkarni; Yashpal Sharma; Anoop Soni; Kishore Kadam; Ganesh Yadav & Lubna Salim

Friday, June 18 2004; 7:00 p.m.
Florence Gould Hall
at the French Institute Alliance Francaise
55 East 59th Street, NYC (bet. Madison & Park Avenues)

Tickets: VIP; $35;$25
(Bhavan's members,students,seniors and those who buy 10 or more tickets will get 10% discount will not be available if the tickets are purchased at the Box Office or through TicketMaster (212) 307-4100).

For Information, please call:
Florence Gould Hall Box Office (212) 355-6160
For tickets and information, call:
Bhavan (212) 989-8383; Dr. Kunal Sen (718)899-4832; Naghma House (212) 532-0770

 



Shehnai recital by Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain
accompanied on tabla by Shuben Chatterjee

Friday, May21, 2004, at 7:00 pm at Bhavan's Romanti Auditorium


Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain is a master of the Shehnai, a double reed wind instrument that is closest in timbre to the Saxophone. His stature and popularity rest on his equal mastery over classical and the traditional semi-classical and folk music repertoire of the Shehnai. He learnt from his father, the late Ustad Ali Jan, and uncles, the late Ustad Nazir Hussain and the late Ustad Imdad Hussain. He has travelled extensively in India and abroad with his Shehnai, participated in every major classical music conference, and received numerous awards and has to his his credit many recordings.

Subhen Chatterjee
, brilliant diciple of Tabla maestro Pandit Swapan Chowdhury bases his style of Tabla playing on the Lucknow Gharana. Subhen also learned the intricacies & beauty of other Gharanas which has made his style of playing so unique & distinctive. Subhen has accompanied outstanding musicians such as Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Smt. Girija Devi, Pt. Jasraj, Smt. Sobha Gurtu, Pt. V. G. Jog, Pt. Rajan-Sajan Misra, Ustad Rashid Khan, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pt.Viswa Mohan Bhatt, Ustad Ashish Khan, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Pt. Manilal Nag, Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain Khan, Sri. Ronu Mazumder and many others. He has travelled widely in India and abroad and has to his credit several cassettes and discs.

Tickets: $15 ($12 for Bhavan’s members, students and seniors) ; (Refreshment included)

For tickets and more information call Bhavan at
(212)989-8383


Sarod recital by DEBOJYOTI BOSE
accompanied on tabla
by KAUSIC SEN

Friday, April 30, 2004, at 7:00 pm at Bhavan's Romanti Auditorium

DEBOJYOTI BOSE

KAUSIC SEN

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DEBOJYOTI BOSE
Debojyoti Bose naturally inherits an unstained musical acumen, for he was born in a family of passionate musicians, on the 20th day of December 1962 at Kolkata - the citadel of Indian Classical Music. His father Pandit Biswanath Bose, disciple of Late Pandit Kanthe Maharaj of Benaras and his mother Smt. Bharati Bose, a keen Sitar player and a disciple of Mian Davir Khan, Ustad Mustaq Ali Khan and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, sowed the seed of music in him by imparting the early lessons. His elder brother Pandit Kumar Bose, a celebrated Tabla Nawaaz of international repute, also gave him the fillip to venture into the world of music. Debojyoti has been pursuing his art with an effortful spontaneity. Although he feels akin to Tabla, Sarod has been his passion since history infancy. He received vocal guidance from Sri Jayanta Bose, his second brother, a vocalist of Bishnupur Gharana.

He has received talim in Sarod for over twenty years from Ustad Amjad Ali Khan of Senia Banghas Gharana. Also he has received vocal guidance from Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra.
In 1981, he received Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Scholarship from Sriram Bharatya Kala Kendra, Kal-ke-Kalakar award from Benaras Hindu University 1984. He was felicitated in 1989 by Rabindra Bharati University Calcutta. Awarded 'Anandalok Award' for being the best Music Director of 1999.
Debojyoti has performed at Dover Lane Music conference (Calcutta), Kal-Ke-Kalakar (Mumbai), Sarod festival (Delhi), Saptak (Ahmedabad), Sangeet Natak Academy (Chennai and Hydrabad), Tansen Samaroho (Gwalior). Toured with Sangeet Research Academy. He has visited United States in 1989 and 2000, performed in Minneapolis, Chicago, Boston, Santiago, Los Angeles etc.

KAUSIC SEN
Kausic Sen is a tabla player of Benaras Gharana. A desciple of Pt. Biswanath Bose and later became a desciple of Pt. Kumar Bose. He has accompanied with allmost all the maestroes of India. He has been travelling Europe and the USA for the last 15 years. Kausic has been accompaning Pt. Chitres Das for the last 5 years.

Tickets: $15 ; For Bhavan’s members, students and seniors $12

For tickets and more information call Bhavan at
(212)989-8383; Dr. Kunal Sen (718)899-4832

Supported by


In a Tribute to the Legendary Artist
Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale
1904 - 1986

On the conclusion of her centenary year

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, USA
(Institute of Indian Culture)
&
Aum Upasana

(Institute in Service of Dance and Music)


Have organized an artistic event

On Sunday the 29th February, 2004 - 3:00 PM sharp

at Romanti Auditorium
305, 7th Avenue, 17th Floor, NYC
(between 27th & 28th Street)

The Event will consist of visual presentation on Rukmini Devi Arundale's life
and achievements and a dance recital by the students of V.Gayatri Devi,
a senior and distinguished disciple of Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale,
from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Young Indian Culture Group.

Tickets: $15 & ($12 for students, seniors and the Bhavan's member)

For information call Bhavan: 212-989-8383
V. Gayatri : 201-222-5014

Please note that no photography or recording of any kind will be permitted

 


CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA, NEW YORK
AND 
BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVAN, USA

(INSTITUTE OF INDIAN CULTURE)

Cordially invite you to

A Program in Honor of The
56TH Anniversary of

MAHATMA GANDHI'S PUNYA TITHI

on Friday, January 30, 2004; 6:30 p.m.

at NEW INDIA HOUSE
3 East 64th Street, NYC
(between Madison & 5th Avenue)

THE PROGRAM WILL CONSIST OF SPEECHES,
DEVOTIONAL MUSIC AND POETRY READING

For more information call Bhavan at 212.989.8383


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