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LearnQuest Pre-Conference And Lecture Demonstration Events

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The upcoming LearnQuest Music Conference has an exciting line up of performing artists whose presentations will include Indian Classical Music concerts in Hindustani and Carnatic styles, a dance production, and several lecture demonstrations. These lecture demonstrations are music appreciation sessions that will provide an opportunity for students, music enthusiasts and interested public to learn from experts the various aspects of Indian Classical Music to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of music. The lecture demonstrations will be held at multiple locations in the Boston area and are free to the public.

The LearnQuest Music conference begins with a kick-off concert on March 18th in collaboration with the India Society of Worcester followed by several lec-dems in collaboration with Boston area education institutions. The conference will culminate into a 3-day festival of Indian Classical Music (April 7, 8, 9) at Regis College, Weston followed by a Bharatha Natyam Dance Production in collaboration with Chinmaya Center, Andover.

Here is the complete list of events for the LearnQuest Music Conference:

An Evening of Indian Classical Music:

(1) Hindustani Vocal – Swati Panda with Amit Chatterjee on Tabla  

and B.G. Parulkar on Harmonium 

(2) Carnatic Veena – Revathi Ramaswamy with

Pravin Sitaram on Mridangam

(3) Sarod Recital – Apratim Majumdar with

Amit Chatterjee on Tabla 

Date: Saturday March 18, Saturday

Time: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue: India Center, Shrewsbury MA

Admission: Click Here for Tickets (Ticket includes dinner)

Lecture Demonstration – Understanding the principal components of a 

Hindustani Classical Instrumental Recital by Anirban Dasgupta – Sarod, Amit Chatterjee - Tabla

Date: Sunday March 19

Time: 11 AM – 12:30 PM 

Venue: Academy of Creative Arts

Admission: Free

Lecture Demonstration – Colors of Hindustani Classical Music by Vaishnavi Kondapalli - vocal, Kavya Valiveti – Harmonium, Yogesh Karale - Tabla

Date: Saturday March 25

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Venue: Malco Art Center, N. Attleboro, MA

Admission: Free

Lecture Demonstration – How to tune and take care of your Tabla by Instrument Maker - Ramana Akella

Date: Sunday, March 26

Time: 10:30 AM: 

Venue: Online 

Link: Use this link

Admission: Free

Lecture Demonstration - Evolution of North Indian Classical Instrumental Music with Senia-Maihar Gharana by George Ruckert

Date: Saturday, April 1

Time: 4:30 PM – 6 PM  

Venue: Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Admission: Free

(Details to be announced)

Lecture Demonstration – How to tune and take care of your Harmonium Instrument Maker - Ramana Akella

Date: Sunday, April 2

Time: 10:30 AM

Venue: Online 

Link: Use this link

Admission: Free

Lecture Demonstration – Colors of the music of Veena by Saraswathi Ranganathan – Veena, V.S. Raghavan – Mridangham

Date: Wednesday, April 5, Wednesday

Time: 1 PM – 3 PM 

Venue: 1140 Mass Avenue, Concert Hall 1A Berklee College of Music, Boston MA

Admission: Free

(Details to be announced)

LearnQuest Music Festival 15 concerts – vocal and instrumental Nearly 50 artists – Hindustani and Carnatic styles 

Dates: April 7, 8, 9

Admission: Visit conference.learnquest.org for details

The Final Event: Bharathanatyam Dance Drama – Madurai  By – Roja Kannan, Priya Murle and Group

Date: Saturday, April 15

Time: 6 PM

Venue: Chinmaya Center, Andover MA

Admission: For Tickets Click Here

  • Just a reminder that conference tickets are going fast and take advantage of daily ticketing.
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