The following is from the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs
The Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs in conjunction with the Maplewood Village Alliance has scheduled two late summer concerts in the Memorial Park amphitheater.
Sunday, August 13 will feature a performance of Classical Indian music featuring a quartet of musicians playing traditional Indian instruments. This will be followed three weeks later on September 3rd with a performance by celebrated guitar virtuoso and Maplewood resident Stephane Wrembel.
Both concerts will begin at 5:00 pm and are free to the public.
CONCERTS IN MEMORIAL PARK
Sunday August 13 at 5:00 pm
INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC
Bhavani Prakash — Flute
Kumar Kanthan — Mridangam (percussion/barrel-shaped drum)
Vaikom Ravishankar — Ghatam (percussion/clay pot)
Arun Ramamurthy — Violin
As a composer and performer Mr. Ramamurthy has created new works for various Indian classical dance performances and for the pioneering musician’s collective Brooklyn Raga Massive. He was recently commissioned through New Music USA to compose original music for Malini Srinivasan’s ‘Appeasing Radhika’, an ambitious project investigating Devadasi lives in Indian Classical performing arts.
Sunday September 3 at 5:00 pm
He’s been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. Woody Allen recruited him to score the theme to the 2012 Academy Award winning film Midnight in Paris, and he performed live during this year’s Oscars telecast. French-born guitarist/composer Stephane Wrembel learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside and performs at venues around the world. A proud Maplewood resident, this virtuoso musician is eager to give back to the community with this free performance.
Concerts presented by the Township of Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs in cooperation with the Maplewood Village Alliance.