Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty & Smt. Reena C Sreevatsava
Pt. Subhendu Chatterjee on Tabla
Friday, September 18th, 2009 @ 7:00 PM
Ethical Society Hall
9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117
Tickets: $15 General, $10 Students
Free for Sangeetha Members
Profile – Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty
The name Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty breathes an astounding versatility of self-expression as a musician, an educationist, music composer and conductor. Rajeeb started at the tender age of six attuning his mind and fingers to the strains of his father’s Sarod. Rajeeb began performing from the early age of 9 years and has taken part in all the major music festivals and concerts in India for more than three decades. His talent has been taking him across the globe from United States, Canada to all over the western European block where he has participated in innumerous concerts and major festivals which includes Bath Festival, Chester Summer Festival, Edinborough Festival, Vienna Festival & Frankfurt Jazz Festival to name a few.
Along with being a highly acclaimed musician Dr. Chakraborty has built himself a separate identity as a regular academic instructor in premier universities in the western world as well as in India. His thesis subject ‘The role of computer in learning and teaching North Indian classical music’ in itself reveals his enthusiasm to make Indian classical music more approachable fore students, whereby making learning of it more logical and make this form of art globally acceptable not only in its form of beauty, but also art in its form of theory.
Dr. Chakraborty has chartered out an impressive career as a composer – conductor of music and has lent his creativity to a host of films, documentaries, serials, stage plays, music albums, music videos, dance dramas and fusion bands. His association with Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as a musician, guest composer & conductor for the Leeds summer festival 1999 and Guest composer of the ‘South Asian Music Youth Orchestra’ talks about his acceptance globally. Currently he is the guest composer for the Bournemouth Symphonic Orchestra for year 2008.
For many years Dr Chakraborty has been working on World Music and created a new sound called Dfusion which celebrates the weaving of ethnic Indian melody along with western harmony.
Profile – Reena Chakraborty Shrivastava
Reena C. Shrivastava born in a musical family naturally imbibed the art of music as she began sitar as early as five years old, under the tutelage of her father. Reena’s introduction to the big stage first came her way when she was only nine year old. She was immediately recognized as a child prodigy. She was often seen on stage, be it for competitions or performances and each time she mesmerised her audience… Her performances earned her rave reviews not only in India but also abroad.
Her extensive tours have earned fame and recognition in Europe, U.S.A. and Canada as well as in her motherland, India. She has performed in almost all major festivals in India and abroad starting from the Dover Lane Music Conference to the Chester festival UK, Bath festival UK, Bangkok International Festival – to name a few.
Performances aside Reena also has a number of releases to her name in the form of CDs and cassettes. In her 2008 UK tour she has been working extensively with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra apart from regular duet concerts with her talented brother Dr Rajeeb Chakraborty.
Reena’s unparallel execution and style has made her stand popular amongst music lovers and critics and have mesmerised listeners all over the world.