Sunday, April 23, 2017

Apr 25 South Indian Classical Music Featuring Nirmala Rajasekar

University of Minnesota School of Music Presents
The Improvisational Art of South Indian Classical Music Featuring Nirmala Rajasekar
4/25/17, 4:30 PM
Registration / Tickets may be required for this event. See "About this event" for details.

Worlds of Improvisation proudly presents acclaimed veena player Nirmala Rajasekar, who will give a lecture-demonstration illustrating the principles of Carnatic (South Indian classical) music and describing development of her improvisational conceptions, followed by an interactive master-class in which she will work with students and respond to questions from audience members.

Nirmala Rajasekar is a master veena artiste and vocalist. A dynamic and vibrant performer, she is one of the most recognized names in the world of Indian Classical music today. She began training in this art form from the age of 6 and started her career as a concert performer when she was 13. She has been recognized by many institutions around the world for her contributions to music and education – including awards from top music organizations in India as well as commissions and grants from the Bush Artistic Fellowship, the McKnight Performing Artist Fellowship, the American Composers Forum, and the Minnesota State Arts Board, among many others.

Worlds of Improvisation
A series of open lecture-demonstration/master-classes – hosted and moderated by Scott Currie – focused on global traditions of musical improvisation, introducing UMN students, faculty, and staff as well as the general public to the extemporaneous artistry of distinguished musicians in the Twin Cities and beyond.

This event was made possible with support provided by the School of Music’s Community Engagement Leadership Team.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not necessary, seating is general admission and available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Convenient parking is available at the University's 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue parking ramps; you must pay a fee to park in these ramps.
© 2015 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy Statement