S AKASH in Concert!

by Arts From India
S AKASH in Concert! This is an in-person event that is also streaming online In person tickets: Streaming tickets:
Sun, 28 Apr 2024 (EDT)
07:30AM - 10:30AM
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Artist Ehren Hanson Organizer Arts From India
Experience the enchanting performance of the exceptionally talented and child prodigy, S Akash, one of today's finest flutists, as he makes his debut in the United States. Prepare to be mesmerized by his extraordinary talent. Joining him on tabla is the magnificent tabla player, Ehren Hanson.
Location: Arundhati Hall, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,
305, 7th Ave, New York, NY, 10001.
Tickets: $25.00, and refreshments will be served. Don't miss this unforgettable opportunity!
Performance link of S Akash
Akash Satish Kumar:
Akash Satish Kumar, an exceptionally skilled Hindustani Classical Flautist based in Mumbai, India, started his musical journey as a celebrated child prodigy, displaying a keen interest in music from the age of three. Under the tutelage of renowned flutist Pandit Venkatesh Godkindi at four, he continued his education for the next two decades with Pandit Jayteerth Mevundi, mastering vocal to flute (Gayaki Ang). Currently, he further hones his skills under Padmashree Pandit Suresh Talwaekar.

Akash has garnered several prestigious awards, including the Child Prodigy Award at age 7 from the Governor of Karnataka, the Pogo Amazing Kids Award at age 10 presented by film director Madhur Bhandarkar, and the Exceptional Talent award from the honorable Governor of Karnataka, Mr. Bhardwaj. He is the youngest recipient of the Shanmukha Nanda Sangeetha Shiromani Award and has also been honored with the Rising Star Idea Jalsa National Talent Award and the Sur Jyostna National Award from the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Akash’s Key performances include events at Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh in Varanasi, Pandit Motiram and Pandit Maniram Festival in Hyderabad, Gunidas Sangeet Sammelan at Nehru Centre in Mumbai, Idea Jalsa Surat, NCPA Mumbai, Pune Festival, Maha Kumbh Music Festival in Ujjain, Dasara Music Festival in Mysore, and many more prestigious venues worldwide, including concerts in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

Balancing classical training with contemporary influences, Akash founded "Symphony Enroute," a band that seamlessly blends Western symphonies and orchestral compositions with Bollywood and Indian Classical Music.

Ehren Hanson is professional NYC based tabla player. He began learning tabla at age 15 and in 2000, he became a disciple of legendary tabla maestro Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, with whom he has been a dedicated disciple ever since. 

His early training was from Misha Masud, and he has had the fortune of also receiving taleem from Ray Spiegel of Panjab gharana. Ehren performs classical Indian music as a soloist and accompanist in NY and around the world. He has the fortune of accompanying maestros including the late Pandit Ramesh Mishra, late Pandit Subrata Roy Chowdhury, Pandit Krishna Bhatt, and many others. 

He has also collaborated on experimental and creative projects with West African giant Noura Mint Seymali, Cuban legend Bobby Carcasess, Roman Diaz, the American Symphony Orchestra, and many others. He is the co-host of the Brooklyn Court - a music series featuring touring and local artists in an intimate setting, reminiscent of the royal courts of Indian history. Ehren is also the founder of Viewcy.com, and an amateur chef.