Chitravina N. Ravikiran: Melody, Harmony, and Melharmony
Melharmony is an award-winning concept pioneered by Chitravina N. Ravikiran during his collaboration with artists of the BBC Philharmonic. As the name suggests, Melharmony aims to create a synergy between diverse melodic concepts not common in the west and vertical harmonic dimensions that are unusual in many systems in the east, such as Indian classical music.
As part of Classical Arts Society of Houston’s 2014 Spring Festival, this vibrant and cultural musical presentation explores western classical music and music from north and south India. Spotlight instruments include chitravina (fretless Indian lute), modified western mandolin, and percussion (mridangam and tabla).
Panel Discussion: 3:00 pm
Panelists: Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Snehasish Mozumder, and Mena Mark Hanna
Moderator: Robert Morris
The panel discussion is free and open to the public. Free parking available in Asia Society lot.
Jugalbandhi Concert: 6:00 pm
Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Snehasish Mozumder, Rohan Krishnamurthy,
and Gouri Shankar Karmakar
The concert is a ticketed event. Free parking available in Asia Society lot.
About Chitravina N. Ravikiran
Hailed as the “Mozart of Indian Music,” Chitravina N. Ravikiran made a grand entrance into the music world at the age of two in 1969 as the world's youngest artist and has never looked back. He is one of the most visible ambassadors of Indian music and culture today. The substance and quality of his artistic contribution in the versatile roles of instrumental virtuoso, vocalist, composer, guru, author, and orator are held in the highest regard across cultures. He is the innovator of the world music concept Melharmony, creator of North American Melharmonic Orchestra (NAMO), and founder of The International Foundation for Carnatic Music (IFCM).
About the Classical Arts Society of Houston
Founded in 1993, the Classical Arts Society of Houston is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining the rich heritage of the classical performing arts of India. The founders of the Classical Arts Society are Smt. Indu Krishnamurty, Smt. Nalini Mukhopadhyay, and Smt. Prabha Bala.
In collaboration with Classical Arts Society of Houston. Asia Society Texas Center is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.