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College of Music presents classical Indian violinist Kala Ramnath in concert on April 1st

Loyola press release - March 31, 2005

The College of Music and the Indian Arts Circle of New Orleans present a classical Indian msuic concert featuring Kala Ramnath, violin with Yogesh Samsi, tabla. The conceret is set for Friday, April 1, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall.

Tickets are $25 sponsors; $15 general admission; $7 students and Loyola community with ID.

The singing strings of violin come to life with the innate artistry of Kala Ramnath, a virtuoso from India. She is among the most outstanding instrumental musicians in the North Indian classical genre. She has won the acclaim of discerning audiences and critics worldwide. In 1984, she won the first prize in the prestigious AIR music competition. In 1988, she became the first ever-Hindustani musician and violinist to record for CBS India Ltd. She has extensively toured the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Russia, Australia, Africa, Middle East, Mauritius, Nepal, Bangladesh. She is the principal of the Pandit Jasraj School of Music Foundation in Tampa, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Ramnath will be accompanied by Pandit Yogesh Samsi on tabla (Indian drums). The concert promises to present an evening of masterful dialogue between the violin and the tabla while unfolding the intricacies of Raga (melody) and Taala (rhythm).

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 865-3037 during business hours.