WORLD MUSIC AWARD NIGHT
on Dec 16th @ 3.30 pm
Center for Spiritual Living
4685 Lakeside Dr, Reno, NV 89509
Buy Ticket - $15 each
"SRIJAN MUSIC EXCELLENCE AWARD"
VEENA CHANDRA - She is an internationally renowned sitarist, composer, teacher and choreographer. She is the founder and director of the Dance and Music School of India in Latham, NY (celebrating 27 years) where she teaches Indian classical music. She has been a faculty member at Skidmore College since 1990, teaching sitar in the Music Department. She continued learning sitar with Shri Satish Chandra, a disciple of Ravi Shankar. Being invited by Pt Ravi Shankar to his concerts she was inspired by his music. Veena Chandra has a rare ability to communicate the beauty and complexity of North Indian Classical music to the western listener. She is noted for her skill and sensitivity in the meend (bending of wire) and her ability to produce vocal sounds on the sitar. She characterizes the music of the sitar and tabla as relaxing and reflective of instincts and emotions. She explains that there is a triangular relationship between the artist, the art and the audience. She blends herself into the art and presents herself to the audience through the music. The power in her music is vitalizing and healing to the body, clarifying to the mind, and food for the soul. Listening to her magnificent, heavenly music on the sitar will not leave you untouched.
"AWARD OF EXCELLENCE"
MARINA ROZNITOVSKY OSTER - She currently teaches harp at the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College, and operates a private harp studio in Reno. She is currently the principal harpist with the Reno Chamber Orchestra, Susanville Symphony and the Nevada Opera. She is active in charity concerts and events and a number of her performances have been broadcast on National Israeli and United States television and radio. Throughout her Career Ms. Roznitovsky performed with several professional orchestras in Israel and in the United States and recently was a featured soloist with the Susanville Symphony, the TOCCATA Orchestra in Tahoe and Oistrach Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. She also performed under the baton of Mr. Daniel Barenboim during a worldwide tour with the West Eastern Divan Orchestra. Ms. Roznitovsky was a recipient of the American Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship award four consecutive times. She also received multiple scholarship awards from the Dunie Weitzman Conservatory (of Haifa, Israel), Indiana University (Bloomington), Barenboim-Said Foundation (Spain) and the Bureau of Jewish Education (CA).
WORLD MUSIC AWARD NIGHT
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