MAR 9 | 7:00PM | Riverbend Centre for the Arts
Celebrate ICMCA’s opening concert of the 2019 season with Anoushka Shankar.
Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is a singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes. Her dynamic and spiritual musicality has garnered several prestigious accolades including six Grammy® Award nominations. A range of recordings from Indian classical ragas to her more creatively experimental work has already produced 10 highly-acclaimed albums and a DVD film-score to the Indian silent movie epic, Shiraz (1928). In her new programme, Anoushka Shankar reflects on her journey so far; drawing on classical ragas, referencing some of the experiences she’s built along the way and experimenting with new ideas in a cross-cultural dialogue that showcases the versatility of the sitar across musical genres.
The Indian Classical Music Circle of Austin (ICMCA) is Austin’s premier organization for the promotion of Indian classical arts in the Central Texas area. Founded in 1991, ICMCA has, in its 25-year history, conducted 200+ concerts in Austin, with cumulative attendance at events exceeding 50,000 to date. We are a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization with deep roots in Austin: we serve our community by expanding the artistic and cultural landscape of the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’.
ICMCA’s mission includes taking all Asian classical art forms deeper into the Central Texas community and enriching the cultural fabric of Austin. We constantly strive to make the Asian arts accessible to a larger audience by providing free or discounted tickets to senior citizens and students, delivering free workshops and lecture-demonstrations to under-served audiences, and partnering with the Ronald McDonald House,VSA Arts of Texas, Knowbility.org and many more charitable institutions.
ICMCA is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. ICMCA also relies heavily on its strong membership base. With the support of our loyal patrons, we are able to bring concerts of the highest quality to Austin and to Central Texas.