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Concerts in the Redwood Grove: Sangati Center co-presents: Gautam Tejas Ganeshan + The Bodhidharma Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | June 20 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

Gautam Tejas Ganeshan

Prasant Radhakrishnan & the Bodhidharma Ensemble

Botanical Garden

Dubbed a "local treasure" by SF Classical Voice, and "a magnet for local Indian classical musicians" by the SF Chronicle, Gautam Tejas Ganeshan sings classical Carnatic music with distinction, innovation, and an inimitable personal style. He has galvanized the local scene, his compelling musicality and unique approach enabling him to inflect a tradition through himself so that listeners feel it speaks directly to them, and that its subtle beauty has grown new roots. Gautam's music expresses authenticity more than ethnicity, immediacy more than nostalgia - it is "new music from an old tradition" (SFJAZZ), representing the "ecstatic edge of contemporary Indian classical music" (SF International Arts Festival).

Led by saxophonist Prasant Radhakrishnan, the Bodhidharma Ensemble weaves together influences from classical Carnatic music of South India and ancient Chinese music on the 7-string 'guqin' in the hands of master instrumentalist Wang Fei. Historically, Bodhidharma was a cultural link between India and China, and this music breaks new ground in that spirit of connection, through innovative interpretation of old songs from both traditions, as well as original compositions with an unprecedented sound. Commissioned earlier this year by the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, this groundbreaking group is not to be missed!

Shows may sell out - buy online in advance.
Parking is limited and not guaranteed - carpooling is encouraged.
Redwood Grove “doors” at 5pm.
Ticket includes admission to the Botanical Garden before 4:30pm.
Bring your own refreshments.
Alcohol is not permitted per UCPD.
Warm clothes suggested.

All Audiences

All Audiences

 $15 Adult,  $12 UCBG Member Adult,  $5 Youth (5-17)

Ticket includes admission to the Botanical Garden before 4:30pm. Redwood Grove "doors" at 5pm. Click the following "online" button to purchase tickets. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-643-2755., 510-643-2755