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“Know Before You Go” Pre-Concert Event with Jake Charkey
May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us for this special pre-concert event!
Jake Charkey will host a “know before you go” session before his May 6th concert. Come in person or join by Zoom! Jake will offer a pre-concert lecture/demonstration that will introduce listeners to the world of Indian Classical music. North Indian Classical music is a deeply syncretic tradition, blending different forms of belief and practice. It has very ancient roots, but its current form is relatively new. This session will provide some of the historical and cultural context around this music as well as the formal structure of a North Indian Classical concert presentation so that audience members will be able to follow along with a traditional rendering of a raga and the cyclic manifestation of rhythm that is commonly encountered in this music. To come in person, please call the BMC at 802-257-4523.
And don’t forget to join us for the main event, “Jake Charkey, the Hindustani Cello,” Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm, in a concert that includes the world premiere of a commissioned work.Charkey, an acclaimed cellist with a strong background in both Western classical music and Hindustani music, will perform North Indian Classical music with tabla accompaniment by Naren Budhakar, a versatile tabla player who has accompanied prominent vocal, instrumental and dance maestros, and contemporary music for solo cello that draws from the Indian Classical tradition.