What’s in Store for 2021

Our 2021 season is again underway! After many months of lockdown in India which effected so many of our dear friends and artists, Indian Music Society of Houston is ready to announce our next program. On Sunday July 25, 2021 at 9AM (CDT) and 7:30PM (Indian Standard Time) we are presenting a live telecast of Pt. Shounak Abhisheki jointly with Shadaj, Inc. Please mark your calendar and join us as a member for access to all events of Indian Music Society Houston.

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We have multiple events planned for the coming months including some of India’s finest artists live-streamed to your living room. Below is just a short list of some of the artists we have planned. As in all of our seasons, we feature seasoned veterans who are legends in their own rights and the younger generation who give promise to this great tradition. This year’s live-streamed programs are presented in highest quality audio and video through Shadaj Baithak on YouTube live with our partners Shadaj, Inc. We are also in the works of planning digital concerts featuring our local artists and students in keeping with our mission in Houston. To gain access to all our events please consider membership to our organization. For the 2021 Season the IMS Board has unanimously voted to reduce the annual membership to $100 from the current $200 for the entire family for 2021 Season.

UPCOMING ARTISTS FOR 2021 SEASON:

PT Ulhas Kashalkar

A highly respected Hindustani Classical Vocalist who has mastered all three major gharanas; Gwalior, Jaipur and Agra. He is the only artists who possesses the ability to switch between three ragas in the course of a single performance. He is a senior Scholar and Guru at ITC Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata.

Sitarist and Surbahar Maestro PT. Budhaditya Mukherjee

One of the greatest sitarists of our time with his intricate vocal style of playing with spectacular speed. He holds a unique distinction of being the ever first artist (not just musician) in history to perform in the House of Commons, London. 

Ramakant Gaikwad

One of the finest among the younger generation artists who gave his first performance at the age of 6. He is trained in the Patiala Gharana style from his father and mother who are both performing artists.

Prasad Khaparde

A senior disciple of Ustad Rashid Khan of the Rampur Sahaswan Gharana, one of the top-most vocalists of India today.  Gifted with a robust voice Prasad has been regaling the audience with his performances since last few years.  Today he is considered as one of the most sought after vocalists in the world of Indian Classical Music. 

Children’s Ghar Baithak 

A special program for children of IMS Subscribers – a platform for kids under 18 years to perform in a formal setting. IMS started this tradition in mid 90’s and has become a very popular event for children who are training in classical music.  

Local Artists

A platform for our paid members who are trained in classical music. 

Reduced Membership Fees

We thank you for your continued support in this pandemic environment where many of our members have been severely affected with loss employment, health issues, etc. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are affected.

We need you and we need your membership. IMS Board has unanimously voted to reduce the annual membership to $100 from the current $200 for the entire family for 2021 Season. Individual tickets will be priced at $20 per person.

PAST EVENTS IN THE 2021 SEASON:

PT Bhuvanesh Komkali Live from Pune, February 27th

Grandson of The Legendary PT. Kumar Gandharva, joined by Sanjay Deshpande (tabla) and Abhishek Shinkar (harmonium).

Pt. Raghunandan Panshikar, January 2, 2021

Senior Disciple of Padma Vibhushan Late Kishori Amonkar Ji  

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