Music of the Heart
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|Tue 16 Oct ’12, 7:30pm–9:30pm||
Where: Hopetoun Alpha, 19 Beresford Square, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- Admission: Free
Event listed by: durbalee
A ‘must see’ event featuring Eastern, Western, classical and contemporary music by some of the world’s most accomplished musicians from America, Europe, Ireland and the UK.
Visiting “Music of the Heart” musicians include:
Premik Russell Tubbs
A New York-based composer, arranger and producer. Premik is one of the world’s most accomplished session musicians and is equally at home in pop, jazz, folk, R&B, new age and experimental genres. A much travelled multi-instrumentalist, Premik has played with a who’s who of contemporary musicians: Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Jeff Beck, Billy Joel, James Taylor and many others, performing also in Sting’s Rainforest Concerts at Carnegie Hall.
Swiss-born Adesh studied Indian classical music under the late P.V. Nandasiri, one of the most gifted musicians in Sri Lanka at the time. Specialising in the music of maestro Sri Chinmoy, Adesh is creating new kinds of scales and ragas and improvises with them in the classical Indian style.
Irish-born Sadanand first started his journey as a percussionist at the age of 13 and has spent many years studying under tabla virtuoso Debujyoti Sanyal, and currently performs in a variety of settings from instrumental duos to large orchestras.
An accomplished English pianist, has been arranging Sri Chinmoy’s music for many years and formed The Sahadeva Orchestra which drew widespread acclaim for its powerful and soulful performances.
In May 2011 the orchestra performed alongside Boris Grebenshikov, the great singer and songwriter from Russia, for a special concert in Rekjavik, Iceland.
Shamita from Austria, studied cello at the University of Music Mozarteum Salzburg and Vienna, as well as the Vienna Conservatory, solist studies with M. Hornstein and chamber music with the Vienna string sextet and Vienna Altenberg trio.
She conducts master classes on a regular basis and performs throughout Europe and North America with the Vienna Bach Solists, Vienna Concert-Verein (chamber orchestra of the VSO).
A young but brilliantly accomplished classical musician from Austria. Bhoiravi has been studying at the University of Music in Vienna with Eugenia Polatschek and taking master class with Rainer Kußmaul (former Concertmaster of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra). She was winner of the Prima la Musica violin competition.
Bhoiravi was a participant of the Young Academy in Vienna (Karajan Centre/Music-University Vienna). From October 2007 to 2010 she studied with Igor Ozim and since then has been a student in the master class of Klara Flieder at the Mozarteum Salzburg.
Music of the Heart draws from the meditative compositions of the prolific Indian spiritual master Sri Chinmoy, who saw music as a unifying, universal language that brings people together, and spiritual music in particular as having the potential to greatly contribute to world peace. His vast musical legacy includes an astounding 21,000 songs and is highly regarded by many of the world’s leading musical luminaries.
A maestro on his favourite instrument, the esraj, musician-composer Sri Chinmoy offered over 700 peace concerts globally during his remarkably creative life.
‘Sri Chinmoy’s sublime spiritual mastery reveals through music the infinite vastness of the universe as an intimate sanctuary of the soul’ wrote Free Spirit Magazine; and Roberta Flack commented “Sri Chinmoy’s music is a magical flow deep down in your heart of hearts.”
Seats can be reserved by phoning (09) 309 1136 or by obtaining tickets in person from The Blue Bird Cafe, 299 Dominion Road, Mt. Eden, Auckland.