An evening of enchanting Hindustani vocal music!

Pandit Ramesh Misra (Sarangi) and
Pandit Samir Chatterjee (Tabla)

April 15, Saturday, 7:30 pm


The Lake Harriet Spiritual Community Center (LHSC)
4401 Upton Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Click on the link above or scroll down this page to see a map and parking information. Please do not call the number listed for the LHSC on the day of the concert to ask for directions. Instead please call one of the IMSOM folks whose numbers are listed below.

Samir ChatterjeeSubhra GuhaRamesh Misra

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About the Artists:

Subhra Guha, a leading female Hindustani vocalist from India, is regarded as one of the finest exponents of the Agra Gharana.  She has a refreshing open-throated style and a voice of astonishing luminosity and power capable of soaring effortlessly from one octave to the next.  Subhraji had been a part of the Kolkata’s Sangeet Research Academy for the past twenty years, initially as a scholar and later on as a Guru.  She has a remarkable collection of thumris, and ragas including some rare bandishes (compositions).  In addition to her prowess over the traditional classical khayal, her renditions of the thumri, dadra and chaiti in the pure Benaras tradition are a treat for listeners. She is a regular artiste of the A.I.R and television and has given memorable performances all over India and abroad. Her performances at prestigious Indian Music Conferences like the Sawai Gandharva Music Festival Pune, The Dover Lane Music Conference Kolkata, Vishnu Digambar Sangeet Samaroh Delhi  and ITC Sangeet Sammelans Delhi, Kolkata and Bombay, have been greatly appreciated and acclaimed by critics and music lovers. In addition to concerts, Smt. Guha has given lecture demonstrations at various universities in the USA and Canada. She has several cassettes and Cds to her credit.

Pandit Ramesh Misra is one of India's outstanding instrumentalists and a master of one of the most difficult and  unique string instruments, the Sarangi. He started his initial intensive training at a very tender age from his father Pt. Ramnath Misra and acquired further knowledge and training from some of the finest musicians of the Beneras Gharana such as Pt. Hanuman  Prasad Mishra and Pt. Gopal Mishra. Presently he is under the tutelage of the legendary  Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Sankar. Ramesh's high aesthetic sense and artistic  sensibilities have brought him wide recognition both at home and abroad as an eminent  soloist as well as an adept accompanist. His music enthralls the global audience. Ramesh  has been honored with several awards including the prestigious Sangeet Natak Academy  Award. In 1959, Ramesh was sent as a cultural delegate to Pakistan by the then Prime  Minister of India Jawharlal Nehru. Pandit Ramesh Misra has traveled all over the world  accompanying internationally reputed artists. In addition to his appearance in most of the major music festivals of the  world he has featured in numerous recordings including his own solos and earned a niche in  the hearts of millions of music lovers. Pandit Ramesh Misra  is a very high-ranking and gifted artist, whose music takes the audience to a divine  world, a world of pure music.

Pandit Samir Chatterjee is a virtuoso Tabla player of India. He travels widely across the world throughout the year performing in numerous festivals as a soloist or with other outstanding musicians from both Indian and western traditions. Sri. Chatterjee began his studies early with Pandit Bankim Ghosh, Pandit Balaram Mukherjee, Pandit Rathin Dhar and Mohammad Salim. His later formation as a musician occurred under the guidance of Pandit Amalesh Chatterjee (since 1966) and Pandit Shyamal Bose (since 1984). All of Samir's teachers have been from the Farrukhabad Gharana (school) of Tabla-playing, which he now represents. Pandit Chatterjee is an A-Grade artist of the All India Radio. In concert Pandit Chatterjee has accompanied many of India's greatest musicians including Pt. Ravi Shankar, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Nikhil Banerjee, Pt. V.G. Jog, Pt . Shivkumar  Sharma, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Brij Bhusan Kabra, Vidwan M. S. Gopalakrishnan, Ud.  Amjad Ali Khan, Ud. Salamat Ali Khan, Ud. Sultan Khan, Ud. Munawar Ali Khan, Smt. Lakshmi  Shankar, Smt. Prabha Atre, Ajoy Chakraborty and Rashid Khan, to name a few.  Pandit Chatterjee lives in New York, where he has become a catalyst in fusion music,  performing with Pauline Oliveros, Ravi Coltrane, Dave Douglas, Myra Melford, Steve Gorn,  Glen Velez, Boby Sanabria, Ben Verdery, William Parker, Dance Theater of Harlem, Ethos  Percussion group, Da Capo Chamber Orchestra, Boston Musica Viva and other jazz and avant-garde musicians. He is a member of jazz trios, SYNC and MANODHARMA. He is the composer and director of Nacho Nacho - Gypsy Storyteller and Chhand-Anand, World percussion Ensemble. He is the Founder-Director of CHHANDAYAN, an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Indian music and culture by conducting classes and workshops, organizing concerts, maintaining a library and running a store.  Pandit Chatterjee also has a career as a musicologist and journalist. He holds masters degrees in English and in History.

Directions and parking:

Map of the LHSC location
Outside view of the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community CenterThe Lake Harriet Spiritual Community Center (LHSC) is located at the Southeast corner of 44th Street and Upton Avenue in beautiful Linden Hills neighborhood in South Minneapolis, just west of Lake Harriet. The map on the right shows the major routes to the LHSC from elsewhere in the Twin Cities area. The LHSC has its own parking lot to the South and East of the building itself, and you can usually find some on-street parking. Another option on the weekends is a school parking lot a block Northwest of the LHSC.

Driving Directions: 
  • From I-35 W: Take the 46th St. exit.  Go West on 46th Street to Lyndale Ave.  Go South on Lyndale Ave. to 50th St.  Go West on 50th St. to Upton Ave.  Go North on Upton Ave.  LHSC will be on your right (on the east side of the street).
  • From I-494: Take the Penn Ave. exit.  Go North on Penn Ave. to 50th St.  Go West on 50th St. to Upton Ave.  Go North on Upton Ave.  LHSC will be on your right (on the east side of the street).
  • From I-94: Take I-94 to I-35W South.  Follow the directions listed above for I-35W.


This activity is made possible in part by, the Series Presenter Support Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Honeywell “Dollars for Doers” Grant and the Medtronic Arts Access Program Grant. This concert is co-sponsored by KFAI “Fresh-Air” Radio (90.3FM Minneapolis/106.7 FM St. Paul).

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For further information contact:
  Shivanthi Sathanandan (651) 698-0774
  Ameeta Kelekar (651) 787-0497



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