DISCOVER the cinematic, culinary, literary, performing and visual arts of the Indian subcontinent. For more events, check out ICC's Wednesday Lunches schedule.
Bala Skandan, lead artist of Akshara, returns to Greenwich Avenue with pianist Richard X Bennett for a jazzy mash-up Indian melodies performed on the mridangam, Indian violin and piano.
Bala and Richard are both recording artists and composers in their own rights having recorded several albums and perfomred around the world. Richard embraces Indian ragas and has six critically-acclaimed records on Indian labels.
Cocktails and music start at 7:30 pm followed by a sit-down performance at 8:15 pm. A light menu of appetizers will be served.
Adults and children 10+: $25. Seating is limited.
ICC thanks Steinway for hosting and Cap, Cork & Cellar for donating wine and serving cocktails.
With The Music Room (Jalsaghar), Satyajit Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat (the beloved actor Chhabi Biswas) desperately clinging to a fading way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years—now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India’s most popular musicians of the day, The Music Room is a defining work by the great Bengali filmmaker.