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Arjun Verma, Nikhil Pandya, and Rhiannon Ledwell
February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
North Indian Classical Music with Arjun Verma, Nikhil Pandya, and Rhiannon Ledwell
Doors open 7:30pm, Performance 8pm
Friday, February 9, 2018
$10–20 sliding scale at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds, cash only)
Organized by Jordan Stein
ARJUN VERMA, sitar, began learning North Indian Classical Music with his father, Roop Verma. As a teenager, he studied with Maestro Ali Akbar Khan directly for eight years, and since the Maestro’s passing in 2009, with his son Alam Khan. Arjun has performed around the world, including noteworthy performances with the St. Louis Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and the United Nations in Geneva. His music has received critical acclaim from the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Sruti Magazine. He has performed with renowned musicians in many genres, including Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Pandit Sharda Sahai, and Bob Weir.
NIKHIL PANDYA, tabla, studied under Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and has been performing in the Bay Area and beyond for over 25 years. A well-known figure within the Hindustani music community, Nikhil has appeared with the late Shri Kashinath Bodas, Bhikhubhai Bhavsar, Budhaditya Mukherjee, and Krishna Mohan Bhatt.
RHIANNON LEDWELL, tanpura, currently studies at the Ali Akbar College of Music with Alam Khan and Arjun Verma. Rhiannon has a BFA in music composition from CalArts and previously studied sitar under Shubhendra Rao and Aashish Khan.