|World Music concert admission prices are $15 general, $12 senior, and $8 student. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (916) 278-4323.
This fall, the World Music Series opens with North Indian vocalist Binay Pathak performing on Sunday, October 6 at 7:00pm in the Music Recital Hall. Pandit Binay Pathak is the youngest son of legendary sitarist Pt. Balaram Pathak, whose lineage began in 16th Century India. For generations his family has been noted for their extraordinarily talented dhrupadists, sitarists & veena players. Pt. Pathak is an established singer of classical raag, thumri, bhajan and ghazal. An artist with All India Radio and Television, he is also renowned as one of the foremost harmonium soloists and accompanists. At a very young age he established himself by accompanying eminent artists like Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Jasraj, Smt Gangubai Hangal, Smt Kishori Amonkar, Pandit Kishan Maharaj, Pandit Samta Prasad, Ustad Alla Rakha and Zakir Hussain. A noted composer, he is especially appreciated for his enchanting ghazals. He began studying music under his father at the age of six. He has toured throughout Germany, France, Belgium, Asia and the United States as well as in India. Pt. Pathak also performs and teaches as a Visiting Professor of Hindustani Classical Music with Sohini Sangeet Academy, in Sacramento.
The series continues on Sunday, October 27 at 7:00pm with South Indian Carnatic vocalist Sri. Abhishek Raghuram, who will be performing in the Music Recital Hall with Sri. B.U. Ganeshprasad on violin and Sri. Neyveli Narayanan on mridangam. Abhishek Raghuram hails from a family that brims with legendary musicians. Through the unique guidance of his grandfather, mridangam legend Sangita Kalanidi Sri Palghat Raghu and as a disciple of Sangita Kala Acharya Sri.P.S.Narayanaswamy, Abhishek has gained a deep insight into the intricacies of music and is emerging to be a defining contemporary Carnatic vocalist. At the age of 7, he was awarded Gold Medal for mridangam in the Mazhalai Medhai contest. He also won the first prize in the Pallavi singing competition organized by the S. Balachander Trust. Abhishek released his first album in 1999 for HMV Records in the Parampara Series where he performed with his grandfather. Since then he has sung and composed for various albums, recent ones being “Raga Expression” (part two) for EMI Virgin Records and “Pravruddha Sri” for Charsur Digital.