Rare Hindustani cello performance by Brattleboro native
BRATTLEBORO - Brattleboro native Jake Charkey, a cellist whose unusual career has led him to spend the last two decades immersed in the study of North Indian classical music, will present a program featuring the rare sound of Hindustani cello at the Brattleboro Music Center on Sunday, November 13, at 4 pm.
Charkey will be accompanied by Naren Budhkar on tabl, who has accompanied artists like Pundit Jasraj, Ashish Khan,Pundit Ramesh Mishra, Krishna Bhatt, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, Anup Jalota, Terry Riley, La Monte, and many others.
As one of only a small handful of cellists who play Indian classical music, Charkey has been a pioneer in the development and adaptation of new techniques for rendering raga on the cello in the style of vocal Hindustani music. He has learned from the celebrated violinist Padmabhushan Dr. N. Rajam.
In addition to his presentation of raga music, he will also perform newly composed music for cello that draws from Indian music, including a world premiere of Akshaya Avril Tucker’s “Sleep and Dream Flying” and music by Reena Esmail.
Tickets for the concert are $20 general admission in advance or $25 at the door. They are available at bmcvt.org or by calling (802) 257-4523. For more information contact the BMC at (802) 257-4523 or email email@example.com.