OCT 27, 2016 – VIENNA | EAST MARRIES WEST – PANDIT SHUBHENDRA RAO (SITAR), SASKIA RAO DE HAAS (CELLO)

In the 1960s Pandit Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin collaborated in fusing Western and Indian music and named their fusion “East meets West”.

Today, 50 years later,  Shubhendra Rao, one of the most eminent disciples of Ravi Shankar,  and Saskia Rao-de Haas make music titled

EAST MARRIES WEST

Shubhendra and Saskia Rao

“She has been taught by God… Everybody should listen to her music”
- Renowned flautist Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia on Saskia Rao-de Haas

The Indian composer and Sitar-Virtuoso Shubhendra Rao is today one of the most respected performers of Indian music.
Together Shubhendra Rao and his Dutch wife Saskia Rao-de Haas form a unique duo – Sitar meets Cello.
To be able to play Indian Classical music on the Cello, Saskia Rao-de Haas  uses an instrument, an Indian Cello, which was built especially for her by the Dutch instrument maker  Eduard van Tongeren.

Together they have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Thèatre de la Ville Paris or the Sydney Opera House.
The Indian press wrote about this mesmerizing duo:
“Taking Indian music into a brave new era”.

A concert of Salam Orient in cooperation with Austrian-Indian Institute (oeii) and Sargfabrik

Shubhendra Rao – Sitar / Saskai Rao-de Haas – Cello  / Nihar Mehta – Tabla

www.shubhendrarao.com                   www.saskiarao.com


EAST MARRIES WEST
> Thursday, 27th October
> Sargfabrik – Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Wien
> Doors open: 19:00 / Beginning of concert: 19:30
Entrance fee: € 27

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Shubhendra and Saskia Rao | 2016 Vienna

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