NBHC partners with the Ali Akbar College of Music on occasion and as part of our efforts to promote the classical performing arts, we would like to invite you to attend the world premiere concert of The Resonance Between, a collaboration by Alam Khan, Arjun K. Verma, Del Sol Quartet, and Nilan Chaudhuri, at the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco this Friday and Saturday, October 13-14 at 7:30 pm.
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"A genuinely revolutionary listening experience" – Cultured Focus
"remarkable. . . simply excellent music" – Popmatters The Resonance Between (TRB) is the new collaborative project of artists Alam Khan, Arjun K. Verma, and Del Sol Quartet -- an ensemble of remarkably synergistic vision and virtuosity.
World Premiere Oct. 13-14
Presidio Theatre, San Francisco
Internationally-acclaimed artists Alam Khan and Arjun K. Verma deftly blend the resonant splendor of the Indian classical tradition with western classical sensibilities, in a groundbreaking collaboration with distinguished composer Jack Perla. Featuring the critically-acclaimed Del Sol String Quartet and internationally performing tabla player Nilan Chaudhuri.
Khan’s father, sarode maestro Ali Akbar Khan, widely considered the “J.S. Bach” of Indian classical music, brought this music to the world in the 20th century, along with famed sitarist Pandit Ravi Shankar—both revered for their astonishing classical virtuosity as well as for their visionary east-west collaborations.
In this world premiere performance celebrating the 2023 album, The Resonance Between will take audiences on a musical journey exploring what it means to belong to more than one culture and to find one’s identity between and beyond them. Weaving through different musical approaches including scintillating Indian classical solos, subtly evolving loops, Beethoven-esque counterpoint, and modern textural pads, this piece presents a new type of ensemble sound, and is one of the first-ever works composed for this instrumentation of sarode, sitar, tabla, two violins, viola, and cello.
The result is cinematic, intimate, nuanced, and exhilarating, and will be a sure delight for Bay Area audiences.
This project is made possible by generous support from the Creative Work Fund.
Learn more at The Resonance Between Official Website.