Rare classical instruments
PUTNEY - Next Stage’s 2021 artist-in-residence Arun Ramamurthy will return to Putney on Saturday, June 25, with Arun Ramamurthy Trio at 18 Kimball Road; and on Sunday, June 26, with Brooklyn Raga Massive, outdoors at Bunker Farm with the Bandwagon Summer series.
Saturday’s concert will kick off with a unique collaboration between the cello and the Indian slide guitar, two instruments seldom heard in Indian classical music. Cellist Jake Charkey and Indian slide guitarist Joel Veena - both Vermont-raised - will be joined by tabla player Mir Naqibul Islam, a trio of artists all deeply steeped in the oral tradition of Hindustani music.
The second set of the night will feature Ramamurthy, Next Stage’s 2021 artist-in-residence, bringing a fresh approach to age-old South Indian classical repertoire in his trio ART. A recent recipient of Chamber Music America’s prestigious New Jazz Works commission, the trio will premiere selections from Ramamurthy’s newly composed suite.
Tickets for Saturday’s concert are $18 in advance and $22 at the door. Sunday’s concert only is included in the Bandwagon series pass. Individual tickets for Sunday’s concert are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate, and children under 12 are free. A ticket offering admission to both concerts may be purchased for $30.
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