Symphony NH Presents Classical Indian Music

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NASHUA, NHSymphony NH presents an Evening of Classical Indian Music featuring Durga Krishnan
playing veena and Gaurishankar Chandrashekhar playing mridangam on Thursday, September
28 at 7:30pm. This is a free event taking place at a private home in Nashua. RSVP is required
and available online at

Durga Krishnan, a graduate of Carnatic Music College of Chennai, India, has been teaching music
for over four decades. She lectures across the Boston area including at Harvard University,
Boston University, Tufts, Berklee College of Music, and Wellesley and is involved in various
Boston area organizations that promote the importance of music in the community.

Gaurishankar Chandrashekhar has over two decades of experience performing with leading
artists and dance ensembles. He has guest lectured at Berklee School of Music and
collaborated with Bluegrass & Jazz artists to create a recording for Boston Symphony
Orchestra’s Classical Companion, a web project designed to inspire young composers.

Durga Krishnan will perform on the veena, India’s oldest and most authentic instrument. The
national instrument of India, the veena is four feet in length and played while sitting on the
floor in lotus position. Musicians pluck the instrument with two fingers on the right hand while
pressing notes with the left hand. Gaurishankar Chandrashekhar accompanies on the
mridangam, a percussion instrument from India which is played parallel to the floor. The
instrument rests on the foot and ankle and provides a resonating bass sound when stroked.

Symphony NH is proud to highlight such talented musicians in our community. Symphony NH
Executive Director Marc Thayer proposed this performance by Durga Krishnan and Gaurishankar
Chandrashekhar, explaining that “Nashua needs to celebrate its diverse neighborhoods and by
bringing a variety of music to our community we are able to highlight the many cultures in our
own backyard.”

Do not miss out on this memorable evening of live music happening Thursday, September 28
from 7:30-9pm in Nashua. Attendees will receive the address for this event with their RSVP
confirmation. RSVP to this event at or by calling the
Symphony NH office at (603) 595-9156. A limited number of tickets are available.
For a list of all Symphony NH events and for tickets to upcoming performances, visit or call (603) 595-9156.

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