Sunday, November 15th at 7 p.m.
Kleinert James Arts Center
34 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY 12498
$20 general admission and $35 Patron reserved seating
Advanced sales at Pondicherry 12 Tinker St. on the Woodstock Village Green
open daily 11:30 – 5:30 Credit cards accepted.
A benefit for Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center in Mount Tremper, NY.
“Pandit Debi Prasad Spells Sitar Magic”
- The Tribune, May 2009, New Delhi, India
Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee is a distinguished name among Indian musicians as an outstanding sitarist and a highly regarded teacher of Indian Classical Music. For twenty years, he received training from the revered late Pt. Nikhil Banerjee. In 1986, he became the disciple of world famous sarod maestro, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
Debi Prasad Chatterjee has performed in major concerts all over India and abroad including Dover Lane Music Conference, North America Bengali Conference (NABC), and Indian television and radio. He has played in numerous concerts across U.S.A., Canada, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, France, Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Belgium, Luxemburg, etc. to propagate Indian Classical Music in the west.
Ray Spiegel is an outstanding tabla player based in the Hudson Valley. He trained under Ustad Alla Rakha and Zakir Hussain and is known for both his Indian classical and jazz fusion recordings. He has played with a number of top musicians including Ustad Sultan Khan (Sarangi), Ustad Aashish Khan (Sarod), Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta (Sarod), Pandit Manilal Nag (Sitar), Pandit Ragunath Seth (Bansuri flute) and Pandit Barun Kumar Pal (Hindustani Guitar). Ray also teaches tabla, gives lecture-demonstrations and has been awarded grants by the NEA and Smithsonian.
Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center was founded in 1968 by the late artist, Sam Spanier and Eric Hughes. Sri Aurobindo is widely regarded as one of India’s great sages. A coin and two stamps have been issued by the Indian government honoring him. His statue stands near the Indian Parliament in New Delhi and UNESCO recently placed a replica at its Paris headquarters to honor Sri Aurobindo and the international community of Auroville.