For the very first time in Canada, enthusiasts of Indian classical music will be treated to a truly unique experience of an all-night concert. Held at the awe-inspiring St. Andrews Church, the event will bring together some of the most renowned names in Indian classical music like Samir Chatterjee,Shashank,Ramesh Misra, Swapan Chaudhuri, Dibyarka Chatterjee and Gauri Guha. Music lovers will enjoy the rare opportunity to experience this legendary and well-preserved art through the inimitable orchestration of percussion, strings, wind instruments and vocals.
It’s a dusk to dawn music affair, starting on Saturday November 13th at 8:00pm until 5 am Sunday morning!
All night classical concerts are part of the Indian classical music tradition.
For centuries, Indian pundits and ustads have enthralled their audiences with breath-taking renditions of the various ragas that are dedicated to different times of the day. Now, Chhandayan, a not-for-profit organization is bringing this centuries-old tradition to Toronto.
Chhandayan was started in Calcutta, India, in 1984, and in 1988, started operations in the U.S. Samir Chatterjee is the Founder-Director of CHHANDAYAN, an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Indian music and culture. Samir has been teaching for the last 35 years and many of his students are established performers. He has authored a comprehensive 654-page book entitled ‘A Study of Tabla’ and a guidebook to Indian music titled ‘Music of India’. He is on the faculty at Yale University, Manhattan School of Music, University of Pittsburgh, New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and University of Bridgeport in CT.
This not-for-profit organization dedicated to serve all aspects of Indian classical music from teaching to understanding and appreciation of a timeless tradition. Chhandayan offers classes for Indian music (vocal and instrumental) supplemented by periodic workshops, seminars and lecture- demonstrations throughout the year in Manhattan and Jackson Heights (Queens) in New York, Nutley, Edison and Kendall Park in New Jersey, Potomac in Maryland, Ashburn in Northern Virginia and Cheswick (in Pittsburgh area) in Pennsylvania.
Chhandayan's series of concerts are some of the most popular and exciting events to the local community where it serves. The highlight of these series is the annual all-night concert held in New York City on the second Saturday of May, every year, for the past 11 years.
Click HERE for more details about Chhandayan's series of concerts.
Click HERE for tickets to the Toronto concert.