In the opening program of the season, Salastina Music Society explores the String Quartet of award-winning, Indian-American composer Reena Esmail. In this beautiful and melodic work, Esmail uses the quintessential Western classical ensemble, the string quartet, to express the essences of different raags (scales and modes) of Hindustani music. Resident host Brian Lauritzen will interview Esmail who, together with the ensemble, will demonstrate the basic elements of Hindustani music and explore the differences and connections with Western classical music before a complete performance of her quartet.
Sept 11, 2015 at 8pm
Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica
(Indian-themed reception to follow)
Sept 13, 2015 at 8pm
Thayer Hall at the Colburn School (downtown LA)
Tickets to this event are available here.