sound to thrill University audiences
from around the globe are tuning their instruments for appearances
in California State University, Sacramento's world music series.
The spring series begins with a young flutist accompanied by Indian
instruments and finishes with an uptempo group combining Arabian
and American harmonies.
Organizer and music professor Jim Chopyak says the concerts are
remarkable and feature a high caliber of performances. "The
community is also very supportive and the atmosphere is wonderful,"
he says. "We have a very diverse audience."
At 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, 24-year-old Shashank will play the flute,
accompanied by several other people on various Indian instruments.
Shashank was six years old when, without any lessons, he picked
up his father's flute and began playing. Tickets are $5 for students
and seniors and $10 general admission.
Korean musician Jin Hi Kim will perform 8 p.m., Saturday, March
15. She will captivate the audience with her komungo, a 14th century
instrument similar to a zither. Admission is $5 for students and
seniors and $10 for general audiences.
North Indian musicians visit campus at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 29.
plays the santur and Ronu Mukherjee, the flute. Bhattacharya recently
performed in London's Royal Albert Hall. Prices are $8 for students
and seniors and $15 for general admission.
Sitar player Shubhendra Rao and cellist Saskia Rao-De Haas will
perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. The husband-and-wife team
has traveled throughout the United States, France, England and India
playing their own compositions. Admission is $8 for students and
seniors and $15 general.
The audience will receive a taste of Arabic fusion music at 8 p.m.
on Saturday, May 10. Ancient Future combines American and
Arabic music and tempos to inspire audiences to dance. Tickets are
$5 for students and seniors. General admission is $10.
All the concerts are in Capistrano Hall's music recital hall. Tickets
are available through the CSUS Ticket Office (916) 278-4323 or through
Tickets.com at (916) 766-2277. Additional media assistance is available
by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.