Music Concerts

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Indian classical music is meditative and healing in nature as it has its roots in the ancient tradition of yoga. In the olden days, music and spirituality were two sides of the same coin. Indian classical music originated from the Samaveda and evolved over centuries into a well-organized system. The music was traditionally learned and practiced to attain spiritual liberation but it slowly transitioned into entertainment after the Mughal invasion. We hope to revive this tradition and cultivate it in the setting of an ashram.

Today, we have begun to enjoy music events at the ashram in Walden, NY.  We started this journey during Guru Poornima of 2009 with a Sitar and a vocal concert.  Since then, we have annually encouraged different musicians – local and world-renowned – to publicly play at the Ashram.  The glorious natural setting of the 294-acre property in the Hudson Valley provides a perfect setting for this peaceful music. The musicians have not only enjoyed performing in the ashram’s beautiful setting but also look forward to coming often to conduct workshops and intensify their own music sadhana (practice) by spending time at the ashram. The concerts have been appreciated by musicians and audiences alike, inspiring us to now offer them on a frequent basis.

This allows the community members to regularly come together to experience sacred music and also enjoy delicious food after the concert. We want to encourage and support a growing number of local and budding musicians, as well as invite, from time to time, world-renowned musicians from United States and abroad. Part of our vision is to support this ancient tradition and encourage local and budding musicians to keep pursuing their talent as a profession. We invite everyone to support this endeavor.

We invite everyone to support this endeavor by donating to help organize these events.  

Upcoming Concerts:

TBD

Past Concerts:

Saturday, April 22-Sitar Concert by Ustad Shakir Khan

Saturday, March 11-Santoor Concert by Vinay Desai & Tabla Solo Concert by Suryaksha Deshpande

Saturday, October 22-Bansuri Concert by Pt. Rakesh Chaurasia

Sunday, September 4-Bansuri Concert by Jay Gandhi

Saturday, July 16-Santoor Concert by Vinay Desai

Monday, July 4-Tabla Duet Concert Pt. Anindo Chatterjee and Anubrata Chatterjee

Saturday, May 28-Sitar Concert by Partha Bose

April 2016-Sitar Concert by Pt. Nayan Ghosh

March 2016-Sitar Concert by Chirag Katti (at New Paltz, NY)

February 2016-Santoor Concert by Vinay Desai

January 2016 -Sarod Concert by George Ruckert

October 2015-Dhrupad Vocal Concert by Branan Silvius & Payton MacDonald

September 2015-Sitar Concert by Partha Sarathi Chatterjee

May 2015-Sitar Concert by Purbayan Chatterjee

April 2015-Bansuri Concert by Jay Gandhi

March 2015-Violin Concert by Indradeep Ghosh

November 2014-Sitar Concert by Partha Bose

September 2014-Sitar Concert by Pt. Manu Kumar Seen

August 2014-Bansuri Concert by Pt. Ronu Majumdar

July 2014-Vocal Concert by Sangeet Martand Pt. Jasraj

June 2014-Taba Solo Concert by Pt. Anindo Chatterjee

May 2014-Sarod Concert by Anirban Dasgupta

April 2014-Bansuri Concert by Jay Gandhi

March 2014-Sitar Concert by Chirag Katti

February 2014-Bansuri Concert by Steve Gorn

January 2014-Tabla Solo Concert by Suryaksha Deshpande

September 2013-Sitar Concert by Ustad Shahid Parvez

September 2011-Sitar Concert by K.V. Mahabala & Bansuri Concert by Steve Gorn

August 2010-Bansuri Concert by Steve Gorn

July 2010-Dhrupad Vocal Concert by Gundecha Brothers

July 2009-Sitar Concert by Madhu Nanduri & Vocal Concert by Sanhita Nandi 

 

The Heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam.

— Bhagavan Nityananda