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New York, NY (Passion of Ramakrishna NY Premiere)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 8 PM
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sitar meets symphony orchestra when Philip Glass’s famous collaborations with Ravi Shankar are remembered. “Meetings Along the Edge” from Passages weaves Eastern themes with classic Glass motifs. On a grand scale, there’s the New York premiere of the complete version of The Passion of Ramakrishna, a quietly intense work of tremendous power honoring the Hindu holy man. Shankar’s daughter, Anoushka Shankar, is also center stage when she performs his Concerto No. 3 for Sitar and Orchestra with the Orange County–based Pacific Symphony, led by its music director of 28 seasons, Carl St.Clair.
Carl St.Clair, Music Director and Conductor
Anoushka Shankar, Sitar
Elissa Johnston, Soprano (Sarada Devi)
Christòpheren Nomura, Baritone (“M”)
Donovan Singletary, Bass-Baritone (Dr. Sarkar)
I-Chin Feinblatt, Mezzo-Soprano (First Devotee)
Nicholas Preston, Tenor (Second Devotee)
Robert Istad, Artistic Director
GLASS “Meetings Along the Edge” from Passages (based on a theme by Ravi Shankar)
R. SHANKAR Concerto No. 3 for Sitar and Orchestra
GLASS The Passion of Ramakrishna (NY Premiere)