Cancelled: Chennai to Jaffna: A Carnatic Musical Journey



Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Chennai to Jaffna on Thursday 10 September has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

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Event details

Acclaimed veena player Hari Sivanesan guides you on a journey of South Indian classical music, exploring its nuances, versatility and evolution through veena and song.

Hari takes you city-by-city, from Chennai to Jaffna. Along the way, you will hear music extending across 2000 years to include Vedic chants (from Hindu texts, c. 100BC), Mann (temple music, c. 6AD), Carnatic (South Indian classical music, c. 1500s), Ghazal (Persian poetry, c. 1600s), The Raj (British Raj c. 1800s), folk (c. 1900s) and Bollywood (c. 2000s).

A firm believer that music is the language of the heart, Hari trained in veena under gurus in London and India. Hari’s gift for music has led to international tours and collaborations with notable ensembles and artists, including the late George Harrison (The Beatles) and Pandit Ravi Shankar, who invited Hari to join him on a 40-city concert tour.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & The Boite