Buy TicketsStrings in Harmony by Lakshay Mohan & Aayush Mohan
MusicSaturday, October 13 • 7:30pm • $35, $30, $15 (students)
Part of the Guest Music Presentations Series
The Mohan Brothers, Lakshay Mohan & Aayush Mohan, have been praised and promoted by the legendary musician Ravi Shankar himself, the Mohan Brothers are all set to launch their second tour of USA. The Mohan Brothers, Lakshay Mohan & Aayush Mohan, are reviving the lost art of playing the duet of Sitar & Sarod. Pioneered by Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan in early 50s, a long standing Sitar & Sarod duet is now a rarity in the world of Indian classical music. They are the first Indian musicians to be invited to perform at the Grammy Museum, Los Angeles. They were nominated for the Global Indian Music Academy Awards in 2016.
As quoted by the Times of India on their performance at Sawai Gandharv, the biggest classical music festival of India, “The duo flirted with their supreme talent and young age to give a double layered performance. The lyrical beauty was out of the top drawer. Showing immense craftsmanship, they won the hearts of the weekend audience.” The flagship Indian Government TV channel ‘DD National’ recently telecast a special talk show on how the Mohan Brothers, who do not belong to a traditional classical musicians’ family, have come to be so popular across all music loving audience at a young age.
For every duet concert, Mohan Brothers choose a Raga (melody) and while developing the melody they experiment with new phrases and carve out an intricate rendition full of musical dialogues which are improvised spontaneously on the stage. A Mohan Brothers’ recital is full of vibrant musical sounds woven together through their innovative style of making music. Watch the official tour promo to know more about this:
“Harbingers of Indian classical music” – India Today
“The duo have created waves on the classical stage” – Deccan Herald
“The Brothers bring about a harmony through the collective sounds of their Sitar & Sarod” – Deccan Chronicle
“Lords of the Strings” – The Hindu
They will be accompanied on the Tabla by Nitin Mitta