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Shubhendra Rao A concert of afternoon Ragas

by


Shubhendra Rao (Sitar)

with

Biplab Bhattacharya (Tabla)

Sunday, October 31, 2004, 4:00 pm

Venue:

Recital Hall
College of Saint Catherine, Saint Paul


(For detailed driving and parking directions please see below. The Recital Hall is Building 15 in the above campus map.)

Tickets:

Advance: Students/Seniors $10.00, General $15.00

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Gate:       Students/Seniors $12.00, General $17.00

About the artists:

Shubhendra Rao is among the foremost of the new generation of Indian classical instrumentalists. A brilliant disciple of Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, Shubhendra remains a true exemplar of the Maihar Gharana (stylistic tradition). He was initiated into music by his father, Sri N. Rama Rao, himself a veteran sitar player and a senior disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar. Shubhendra has been acknowledged by connoisseurs and critics as a worthy successor to his Guru's tradition. His concerts are noted for their sensitivity, aesthetic appeal and musical insight. An "A" Grade artist of the All India Radio, Shubhendra has had many successful tours outside of India. He is also a fluent speaker and has presented numerous lecture-demonstrations at various educational institutions. His duet concerts and recordings with Partho Sarathy on the Sarod and with his wife Saskia on the Cello, have received wide critical acclaim.

Biplab Bhattacharya is one of the young, rising stars in the world of Indian Classical music. A wonderful young tabla player, Biplab had his initial training of this art from his father Sri Kanai Bhattacharya and has been under the tutelage of Pandit Shankar Ghosh for the past many years. His rare sensitivity as an accompanist has endeared to many wonderful artistes and he has travelled through Europe. This tour would be his debut on the American stage.

Directions and parking:

The Recital Hall is located just behind the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium  in the campus of the College of Saint Catherine (2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105). The Recital Hall is Building 15 in the campus map (see below).

Driving Directions: 

  • From I-94 going E: Take Cretin Avenue exit. South (right) on Cretin to Randolph Avenue. East (left) on Randolph to Cleveland Avenue intersection. Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.
  • From I-94 going W: Take Snelling Avenue (US 51) exit. South (left) on Snelling Avenue to Randolph. West (right) on Randoplh to Fairview/Randolph intersection. Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.
  • From I-35E: Exit on Randolph Avenue. Proceed West to Fairview/Randolph intersection. Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.
  • From I-35W: Exit on 94 eastbound to Cretin Avenue exit. South on Cretin to Randolph Avenue. East on Randolph to Cleveland Avenue intersection. Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.

Gate 3 is located between Cleveland and Fairview and is nearest to the intersection of Randolph and Prior Avenues. The Recital Hall is located right behind the better known O'Shaughnessy auditorium. Parking is free after hours and on weekends.

Please note Gate 3 was erroneously printed as Gate 5 in the cards containing the event announcement that were mailed to our members and patrons. Please see campus map (link below).

Click here for a campus map of the College of Saint Catherine.

Click here for other general maps and directions to the College of Saint Catherine.

Contact:

Shivanthi Sathanandan      (651) 698-0774
Ameeta Kelekar               (651) 787-0497

Acknowledgement:

This activity is made possible, in part, by funds provided by, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council's (MRAC) "Arts Activities Grant" through an appropriation by the Minnesota state legislature, the General Mills Foundation's "Celebrating Communities of Color" Grant, the Honeywell Foundation's "Dollars for Doers" Grant and IMSOM members. This concert is co-sponsored by KFAI Radio (90.3FM in Minneapolis / 106.7FM in St. Paul).

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