Music Department Sponsors South Indian Music Festival

Posted: February 26, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Department of Music and Sangeeta Lahari, a local organization dedicated to promoting the learning of Indian classical music, will host a free, all-day “Trinity Music Festival” of South Indian classical music on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Harris Theatre.

The program will feature compositions by the three most famous composers of South Indian tradition, Shyama Sastry, Thyagaraja, and Dikshitar, as performed by area teachers and their students. The day will conclude with performances by accomplished professional artists on violin, drum, clay pot, and flute. This world-renowned musical style from South India features highly nuanced melodic and rhythmic patterns with exciting ensemble improvisations. This is a family friendly event to which all are invited. Vegetarian food will be available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Formed in 2001, Sangeeta Lahari is a volunteer organization whose sole purpose is to generate and nurture interest in Indian classical music, especially for the younger generation. More information about the organization, as well as a complete schedule of events, can be found on their web site,

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