Saturday, September 7, 2013

Om Shalom Trio "Ravi Shankar meets Itzhak Perlman" - A Rare Appearance at The Buttonwood Tree

Every now and then Middletown is fortunate to have world-class, high quality professional musicians perform at 605 Main Street simply because The Buttonwood Tree has a great reputation. Musicians sacrifice their income for the opportunity to reach a new audience and play a comfortable, intimate room with fantastic acoustics and a congenial, attentive audience. Sunday we will have the pleasure of having such a group in our midst - the Om Shalom Trio. This concert is titled,

"Ravi Shankar meets Itzhak Perlman"

The Trio has played for President Obama and more locally, Mystic Seaport Festival among many other places worldwide. We are lucky to have them come at a time that may be convenient for many - 7 pm tomorrow, Sunday evening, Sept 8th. Reservations are suggested as space is limited. Save by reserving your seat - $15 in advance, $18. at the door. (cash/checks only at door)

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Om Shalom Trio is a musical group that combines traditional Jewish music with Classical Indian music. In their performances, they draw on rhythmic and melodic aspects from Far Eastern and Middle Eastern roots to create a fusion of Indian Classical and Jewish folk. The two words that join to form the Om Shalom’s name are both synonymous with peace and the Sacred. The path of music is peace.

Ranendra Das (tabla): Called “Brilliant!” by North Indian Music Specialist, Dr. Max Katz, Ranendra is a tabla player from Sylhet, Bangladesh, with a repertoire that includes Western and Indian Classical music, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Bluegrass. Recent performances include: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication with President Obama, Lake Eden Arts Festival and Mystic Seaport Festival.

Abhik Mukherjee (sitar): Abhik is a gold–medalist Sitar player from Calcutta, India. His concert tours of Argentina, Suriname, Italy, Germany and Switzerland were widely acclaimed by the press and public. He also shared the stage with legends like Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder in the celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at Washington DC, in the presence of U.S. President Barack Obama.

Valeriya Sholokhova (cello): Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, Valeriya is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where she was a full-scholarship student. She was a laureate in a number of international competitions, including the Liezen International Cello Competition in Austria and the Antonio Janigro Cello Competition for Juniors in Croatia. She has participated in several summer music festivals, such as The Perlman Music Program, Aspen Music Festival, and the Music Academy of the West.

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