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Nayan Ghosh (Sitar)
Ishaan Ghosh (Tabla)

Please note that this is a morning concert

Sunday June 03 2018, 10:00 AM

Dr V Premanand Theater & Concert Hall
Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN


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General Admission
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Gate $20.00 $25.00

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The main parking lot in front of the Normandale Performing Arts Center building is closed for reconstruction. Please follow parking signs from 98th St, go around the building to its left and park in either the ramp right behind it or the large parking lot behind. There will be signs posted to direct you to Door 13, to enter the Performing Arts Center. IMSOM volunteers will be on hand to direct you as well.


Interstate 35W is partially closed this weekend. Please plan alternate routes (Hwy 100/Normandale Blvd, Hwy 169, I-35E etc).

From 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday:
Northbound lanes closed from Crosstown to Interstate 94.
Southbound closed from Interstate 94 to 46th Street.

Thanks for your attention in this regard.

IMSOM Executive Committee

About the Artists

Nayan Ghosh

Born in 1956, Pandit Nayan Ghosh is an artiste with a unique musical dimension. He is acclaimed worldwide for being the only maestro with a superlative command on two diverse instruments – the Tabla and the Sitar.  Artistic brilliance, rich repertoire and a magnificence of tone are the hallmarks of his performances. Having received intensive and extensive training in tabla, sitar and vocal from his illustrious father, the renowned tabla maestro and guru, Padmabhushan Pt. Nikhil Ghosh, Nayan Ghosh is respected among musicians and loved by discerning listeners alike for his innate artistry and emotive musical depth in his performances. He also received invaluable guidance from his father’s Guru, the ‘Mt. Everest of Tabla’ Ustad Ahmed Jan Thirakwa. Nayan’s elder uncle was the legendary and pioneer flautist Pandit Pannalal Ghosh, the ‘Father of North Indian classical flute’. Since the 1990’s he has also received additional guidance in sitar from the eminent sarod maestro Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta.. 

Over the last four decades, Nayan Ghosh has travelled extensively presenting Sitar and Tabla concerts both in India and the capital cities of Europe, UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia, the Far East and North Africa. His performances at the prestigious International Music Festivals of Helsinki, Bratislava, Rome, Barcelona, Murcia, Athens, the World Music Festivals of Seattle, Chicago, Estonia, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York among several others have been highly acclaimed. He has delivered lectures and taught at renowned institutions like Emory University in Atlanta, Kent State University in Cleveland, University Of Washington in Seattle, University of Colorado in Boulder, the Lausanne Conservatory in Switzerland and such other venues.

Nayan Ghosh has been conferred with the prestigious Central Sangeet Natak Akadami Award (2014), for his contribution in the field of Hindustani instrumental music - TABLA. He is also the recipient of the Achievement Award 1998, at the hands of the Lt. Governor of California, Gray Davis for his contribution in promoting Indian music in the West.

Presently, Nayan Ghosh heads Sangit Mahabharati, one of India’s premier music education and research institutions and has been imparting advanced training to numerous young aspiring musicians. He also is a Distinguished Guest Professor at IIT-Bombay, offering training in Sitar, Tabla, Vocal music and Musicology.

(Biography Sourced from

Ishaan Ghosh

Young Ishaan is among the most promising artists in next generation of musicians.  Born in 2000, he is the son and disciple of Nayan Ghosh.

He has, with his father traveled all over the globe including:Over 20 U.S States, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, France, Spain and cities all over India. Has performed in some of the most prestigious Concert Halls including: The De Paul Concert Hall Chicago, Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Preston Bradley Hall Chicago, Riojaforum Logrono, Spain.

About the Venue:
Normandale Community College is located at : 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

To get to Normandale Community College, follow the directions provided here


IMSOM's Fall 2018 Concert Series has been made possible, in part, by the UHG “Dollars for Doers” Grant, matching grants from Honeywell and US Bank, generous donation from the Dr. Dash Foundation, Sandhya Joshi and Gopal Sadagopal, and the generosity of its members and donors. All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI Radio (90.3 FM Mpls/106.7 FM St Paul).

For further information contact:

Ameeta Kelekar
Siddharth Iyengar


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