On Sunday, May 23, Indian violin virtuoso Dr. L. Subramaniam and Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, creator of the mohan veena (a stringed instrument), accompanied by Mahesh Krishnamurthy (mridangam) and Sandip Das (tabla), will perform a benefit concert at 4pm in Kresge Auditorium.
Proceeds from tickets ($100, $50, $30 and $20) will benefit AID-Boston (Association for India's Development), which supports 22 projects in 13 Indian states for literacy, education, health care, rural development, population control, social welfare and women's empowerment.
Dr. Subramaniam has played professionally since he was six, having trained in both Western and Indian classical traditions. He blends the melodic and rhythmic richness of his native idiom with the contrapuntal and harmonic progressions of European music. He has been honored with the prestigious Padmashree award from the Indian government. Mr. Bhatt's pure and delicate yet fiery music was featured on his album with Ry Cooder, A Meeting By the River, which won a Grammy in 1994.
For more information, call 864-6132.
A version of this article appeared in the May 19, 1999 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 43, Number 31).