Friday, October 3, 2014

Sunday, October 12th Concert:
Pt. Girish Chatterjee (vocal)
with Subhajyoti Guha (tabla)
& Pankaj Mishra (sarangi)

Date:         Sunday, October 12, 2014 
Time:        7:00 p.m.
Venue:       Meherabode (Avatar Meher Baba Center)
Location:  1214 S. Van Ness Ave., LA, CA 90019

Suggested donation:   $20 (students $15)

After the concert, an organic vegan dinner will be served (free of charge)

Come enjoy!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September 28th Concert
Partho Sarothy & Paul Livingstone:
Sarod & Sitar Duet

We are delighted to announce the first Indian classical concert in this year's Auspicious Autumn season at Meherabode.
Returning to the West Coast (after their first US tour in 2008) will be Partho Sarothy and Paul Livingstone -- musicians respectively from Kolkata and Los Angeles, both of them fellow disciples of the late, legendary musical genius Pandit Ravi Shankar. On tabla will be the noted Kolkata/Los Angeles artist Shashanka Bakshi.
Partho and Paul will regale us with the balanced blend of deep sarod and sweet sitar, one of the finest blends in Indian music. 
  • DateSunday, September 28, 2014
  • Time5:00 PM
  • Suggested donation$20 ($15 students)
  • Organic, vegan dinner (free of charge) after concert
With this concert, the artists will be celebrating their first CD release on Qwest Records in India. On this CD, they performed the classic Hemant, a raga creation of their grand-guru Ustad Allauddhin Khan in the tradition of the Maihar Gharana. 

Please come enjoy the elevating beauty of Indian classical music!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

August 3rd Concert:
Sarode / Santoor / Tabla

An Afternoon Concert of

North Indian Classical Music

               Date:    Sunday, August 3, 2014
Concert Time:    4:00 p.m.
            Venue:    Meherabode (Avatar Meher Baba Center)
        Location:    1214 S. Van Ness Ave., LA, CA 90019

t Suggested donations:
  • $15   Concert (only)
  • $25   Tabla Workshop (only)
  • $37   Concert & Tabla Workshop
t Also Happening:
  •  11:30 a.m.: FILMS:  Silent films of Meher Baba with live music (free of charge)
    [some additional detail will be posted prior to August]
  •  1:00 p.m.: Vegan LUNCH  (free of charge)
  •  2:00 p.m.: TABLA WORKSHOP For All Instrumentalists
The Tabla Workshop, given by Prithwiraj Bhattacharjee (a senior disciple of Ustad Zakir Hussain), is designed for musicians to explore how to work with Tabla, and also for Tabla players who want to learn more about the art of accompaniment.  For more info or to register, contact David Trasoff:  [phone: (323)255-7783].

Prithwiraj Bhattacharjee teaches Percussion / Tabla at the Pandit Jasraj School of Music, located near Atlanta, Georgia (Prithwiraj serves as the Director of that department in this music school).  See:!services/c5ro

Information about the Sarode artist, David Trasoff, can be found on his website, here:

Information about the Santoor and Tabla artists, Kamaljeet Ahluwalia and Jas Ahluwalia, can be found on their website, here:
For info about other programs at Meherabode, see:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Debut California Concert by the talented Bihar Brothers
Happening at Meherabode on November 14 (8 pm)


Concerts at Meherabode and Music Circle will co-present an evening concert by the Bihar Brothers, on their debut US tour (in the first of three California concerts).  These younger-generation senior students of the Gundecha Brothers will perform as duet vocalists in the Dhrupad tradition, accompanied by pakhawaj. The Friday night concert (November 14) will be held at Meherabode.

Your humble servant (David Raphael Israel) had the pleasure of attending daily classes under the Gundecha Brothers in company with these bright lads (Sanjeev Jha and Manish Kumar, both originally from Bihar) -- who however (unlike yours truly) stayed on studying and practicing assiduously daily for the past 7 years.  The results of their hard work will be on display for your musical delight in this special autumn concert event.

So I'm the guy who announces the concert, and they're the young gentlemen who will wow the intimate audience at Meherabode with a next-generation dhrupad experience.

More info will be posted in this space further along.  End of Newsflash!


Monday, July 14, 2014

The Sunday, July 20 concert has been canceled

Please note -- the concert we had planned for July 20th has been canceled (the reason being, the visiting artists from India -- surprisingly -- were not granted US visas for their tour).  Perhaps some future season we will enjoy the violin of Delhi R. Sridhar and tabla of Prosenjit Poddar.  Meanwhile, best wishes to the artists.

The next  Concert at Meherabode will be held on the afternoon of SUNDAY, AUGUST 3rd.

Details will be posted on this blog soon.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fresh Classical Expressions
(Sunday, June 8th)

Concerts at Meherabode
Fresh Classical Expressions
A Concert of North Indian Music & Dance
featuring vocalist
Girish Chatterjee

in a rendering of ragas in Khayal & other classical & devotional song forms 
followed by a dance performance

  • Date:       Sunday, June 8, 2014
  • Time:      5:00 p.m.
  • Venue:      Meherabode (Avatar Meher Baba Center)
  • Location:      1214 S. Van Ness Ave., LA, CA 90019
                  * Students $15, or $12 in advance
This will be the 10th of our "Concerts at Meherabode" and
the final concert event in our Spring 2014 season.  Do come!
And please spread the word!

See also the Facebook EVENT page:  Fresh Classical Expressions (FB Event)

Meherabode is located off Arlington Ave., between Olympic Blvd. and Pico Blvd. From Arlington, turn east onto 12th Street. (The big iron gate to Meherabode is at the end of a short block, on the left side of the street.)