East meets West
Tarang: Fusion Music Concert will feature Saraswati Rajagopalan on the veena, Narendra Pal Tony on the saxophone, Saeed Zafar Khan on the sitar and Kailash Sharma on the flute. The ensemble brings out aspects of classical Indian music which harmonises well with various Western styles, while retaining their elegance, grace and traditional essence. The finer aspects are embellished by blending the technical intricacies, the tones and the colours of different instrumentslike the veena, flute, sitar, saxophone, guitar, keyboards, Indian percussion instruments and drums.
6.30pm, March 30. At the Fountain Lawns, India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodi Estate. For details, call Laxmi at 24610432
In praise of our lady
The Delhi Chamber Choir will present Ave Maria!, a concert of Western classical music dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The concert will feature famous Ave Marias like Gounod's Ave Maria, Liszt's Ave Maria, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, and a few Russian pieces like Rachmaninoff's Angel. Other well known musicians have joined hands and there will be flute, piano and Cello. Sunanda Rao will be the solo soprano.Delhi Chamber Choir was founded in 2007 by the popular choir conductor Gabriella Boda Rechner, as a choir of Indian and international singers.
7pm, March 30, Teen Murti Auditorium. Call 3015333
An evening of music, dinner and drinks in an informal 'baithak' with Tritha. Trained in Indian classical music Tritha's life in the rich culture of Bengal surfaces in her music. The performance will feature French musicians and dancers too. Members of the audience are free to giving voice to their inner expression by joining in the dance.
7pm, March 25, Zorba the Buddha, 7, Tropical Drive, MG Road.
Call 9250361903 for reservations
Brush with cricket
On the anniversary of India's legendary World Cup victory, Gallery Joie presents The Champions, a series of paintings inspired by India's cricketing heroes. The series is a solo effort by Baroda-based artist, Uday Mondal. This series was inspired by team India's landmark victory at the ICC World Cup last year. The collection comprises 16 canvases, each one inspired by a cricketing great - from the likes of the legendary Kapil Dev to young stars like Virat Kohli.
March 27 to April 9, Shridharini Art Gallery Triveni Kala Sangam, 205 Tansen Marg. Call 23718833
Potheads present the second edition of Escape to Zorba, a series of two-day mini festivals as build-ups towards the annual Escape Festival at Naukuchiatal. The festival creates a space where one can enjoy an eclectic mix of musicians, potters, painters, photographers, graffic artists, film directors and poets, with a fusion theme. Featuring Felix & Swaggamuffin, Barmer Boys with DJ Spincycle, Shofar (opera and live session musicians) and Kaash
Noon, March 24 and 25, Zorba, 166 MG Road, near Sultanpur Metro station, New Delhi. Call 9811630333