B. George here – Saturday I’m heading out to flushing Queens to the Ganesh Hindu Temple Canteen for a quick dosa in the basement, then a FREE concert across the street @ Saraswati Hall. Take the # 7 train to 45-57 Bowne St., Murray Hill, Flushing, Queens. (718) 460-8484).
Concert starts @ 2:30 pm. Smt. M. Bala Raidu, Sri A.R. Balaskandan – violin and Sri Yazhpanam T. Shenthuraan on mridangam.
After the concert it spicy lamb burgers @ Xi’an, or lamb something, from this downstairs eatery featuring Chinese cooking from the Shanxi province.
Back on the the Flushing line for my 6 o’clock – a FREE talk on the Ins-and-Outs of Classical Indian Music @ the Chhandayan Center for Indian Music (4 West 43rd Street, Bet 5th & 6th Ave., Suite 618) in Manhattan. This pre-concert lecture is by Dibyarka Chatterjee – tabla and runs from 6 to 7 pm.
At 7:30 there’s a concert by Ruchira Panda – vocal, Sri. Anirban Chakrabarty – harmonium, and our lecturer, Dibyarka Chatterjee on tabla. Admission for this one. Ms. Panda is of the Kotali gharana Hindustani Classical music school who studied under Pandit Manas Chakraborty.
PLENTY of other events throughout NYC this Saturday. Hava look! All the info and so much more about Indian culture and music on our site @ www.IndiaMusisWeek.org Have fun!