- Wednesday Noon Hours
- Morning and Afternoon Ragas
Morning and Afternoon Ragas
David Trasoff and Sunny Matharu perform a delightful concert of Hindustani classical music performed on the sarode and the tabla. Hindustani classical music performance is traditionally structured around ragas/melodic forms that correspond to natural cycles of the day and seasons. For this concert, the duo will present ragas traditionally performed at midday, and introduce ragas and talas (rhythmic cycles) from the stage.
Internationally renowned sarode performer David Trasoff studied North Indian classical music with the late maestro Ali Akbar Khan since 1973. Acclaimed for his performance in both the United States and India, David has appeared in concert in arts centers, universities, conservatories and festivals in the United States, Europe, and Asia and has made numerous performing tours in India. David has composed and performed music for film, theater and dance projects, including an award-winning Los Angeles production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the acclaimed Indian art film Leela. His recordings include a CD of North Indian classical music recorded with Ustad Zakir Hussain
Over the past 25 years, Sunny Matharu has performed as a solo artiste and has accompanied numerous musicians from around the world as an accomplished tabla player. Sunny began his training with Shri Satwant Singh at age 8, and continues to learn under the tutelage of tabla maestro Pandit Yogesh Samsi. He also receives guidance from the legendary Ustad Zakir Hussain. Sunny has been privileged to accompany living legends such as Pandit Jasraj, Ustad Shahid Parvez, and many other reputable musicians including those from the Indian classical tradition as well as Western classical, Persian, and Jazz traditions.