October 10, 2002

Contact: Sarah Ray
Posted: October 10, 2002

MIDDLEBURY, VT - Purbayan Chatterjee, sitarist, and Abhijit Banerjee, tabla player, will perform a concert of North Indian classical music Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Middlebury College Center for the Arts on South Main Street (Route 30). The event is free and open to the public.

Chatterjee, who is just 26 years old, received the President's Award for being the best instrumental musician in the All India Radio Music Competition when he was 17. He studies with Ali Akbar Khan, one of the most accomplished Indian classical musicians of today. Chatterjee is hailed as one of the brightest sitar performers of the younger generation.

Banerjee studied with the late tabla maestro Pandit Gyan Prakash Ghosh and has been on concert tours with many of the leading classical musicians of India.

The concert is sponsored by Middlebury College Brainerd Commons.

For further information, contact Jennifer Nelson in the Middlebury College Brainerd Commons office at 802-443-3321