Past Dates

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Indian Boundary Park
Veena Recital by Saraswathi Ranganathan - 3.00pm CST
2500 W Lunt Ave
Chicago, IL
USA
Price: $25

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Cervantes Institute
Surabhi Live for The Flamenco Festival - 7.00pm
Chicago, IL
USA
Price: $25

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Cervantes Institute
Flamenco Festival - Raga-flamenco
Chicago, IL
USA
Price: $25

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Discover Financial Services
Surabhi Live - 3.00pm CST
2500 E Lake Cook Road
Riverwoods, IL
USA
Price: FREE

Diversity celebration at Discover Financial Services!! What better way to celebrate diversity than with Surabhi!!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Surabhi Live - WMF Chicago 2016 - 6:00pm CST
Chicago Cultural Center
Chiago, IL
USA
Price: FREE

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Broward Library Auditorium
Celestial sound of Veena and Sitar - 5.00pm EST
100 South Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
USA
Price: $25

Veena jugalbandi with Pandit Krishna Mohan Bhatt (Sitar)

Nitin Mitta (Tabla)

Ganapathi Ranganathan (Mridangam)

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Broward Community College
Lec-Dem on Indian Classical Music - 6.30pm EST
111 East Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Price: FREE

Come and enjoy a lec-dem on Veena, Mridangam, Sitar and Tabla.

With Pandit Krishna Mohan Bhatt (Sitar)

Nitin Mitta (Tabla)

Ganapathi Ranganathan (Mridangam)

 

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

City Winery Chicago
Chicago Sings Beatles - 8:00pm
1200 W Randolph
Chicago, IL
Price: $75

Enjoy Beatles songs on Veena :-) with Ronnie Malley on Oud and Doug Peck on Harmonium / Piano

Porchlight Theatre fundraiser

Music Director: Doug Peck

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Surabhi Live - Raga Maqam Series - 3.00pm CST
1722 N Ashland
Chicago, IL 60622
USA
Price: FREE

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Surabhi Live - Raga Maqam Series - 8:00pm EST
Three Oaks, MI 49128
Price: $25

Enjoy Surabhi - world music sounds Project Raga Maqam

rich indian ragascapes with maqams of the middle east.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Surabhi Live - Raga Maqam Series - 6.30pm CST
1801 S Indiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
USA
Price: FREE

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Surabhi Live - Raga Maqam Series - 6.30pm CST
Central Ave
Chicago, IL
USA
Price: FREE

Exciting exploration of cultures - rich indian ragas with middle eastern maqams - music and dance!

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Millenium Park Workout - Lani Ingram of Moksha Yoga - 8:00am CST
Chicago, IL
USA
Price: FREE

Veena, guitar and Yoga!! Summer fun at Millenium Park with Lani Ingram of Moksha Yoga

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Millenium Park Workout - Lani Ingram of Moksha Yoga - 8:00am CST
Chicago, IL
USA
Price: FREE

Veena, Guitar and Yoga with over 500 people at the beautiful Millenium Park!

Part of the Millenium Park Summer Work out Series!

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Summar Workouts - Lani Ingram of Moksha Yoga - 8:00am CST
Chicago, IL
USA
Price: FREE

Veena, Guitar and Yoga with over 500 people at the beautiful Millenium Park!

Part of the Millenium Park Summer Work out Series!

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

8th International Veena Fest 2016
Ensemble of Ragas School Presentation - 3.00pm CST
Balaji Temple Auditorium
Aurora, IL
USA
Price: $25

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago
Naadopaasana - a breathtaking ode to the Divine - 7.00pm
Lemont, IL
Price: FREE

Organized by Ensemble of Ragas in association with the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago

 

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Ottawa Chinese Canadian Heritage Centre
Raag Rangeela - 3.00pm
397 Kent Street
Ottawa
Canada

Festival of India Ottawa presents "Raag Rangeela" A rare combination of North Indian vocal with South Indian Veena in A delightful mosaic of Classical, Folk & Rabindra Sangeet Accompanied by Double Percussion and Harmonium with…...

Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay - Hindustani Vocal
Saraswathi Rangarajan - South Indian Veena
Samir Chatterjee - Tabla
Amuthesarr Sachchidanandan - Mridangam
Mushfiq Hashimi - Harmonium

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Raag Rangeela - 7.00pm
475 BLVD. DE MAISONNEUVE E
Montreal
Canada
Price: $25

Kabir Cultural Centre proudly presents "RAAG RANGEELA" - A rare combination of North Indian vocal with South Indian Veena in A delightful mosaic of Classical, Folk & Rabindra Sangeet Accompanied by Double Percussion and Harmonium with…...

Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay - Hindustani Vocal
Saraswathi Rangarajan - South Indian Veena
Samir Chatterjee - Tabla
Amuthesarr Sachchidanandan - Mridangam
Mushfiq Hashimi - Harmonium

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

The Hindu Temple of Bloomington
Raag Rangeela - 4.00pm CST
Central Hall 1815 Tullamore Ave
Bloomington, IL
USA
Price: $65, $35

Indian Music Society of Central Illinois presents "RAAG RANGEELA" - A rare combination of North Indian vocal with South Indian Veena in A delightful mosaic of Classical, Folk & Rabindra Sangeet Accompanied by Double Percussion and Harmonium with…...

Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay - Hindustani Vocal
Saraswathi Rangarajan - South Indian Veena
Samir Chatterjee - Tabla
Amuthesarr Sachchidanandan - Mridangam
Mushfiq Hashimi - Harmonium

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Kala Kendra
Raag Rangeela
Portland, Oregan

Carnatic Veena and Hindustani Vocal fuse for a sublime musical experience!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2YM3uS6fbw

Here is a sample from Sangeeta Bandhyopadhyay and Saraswathi's debut album Raag Rangeela!

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Surabhi Live - Las Guitarras de Espana - 7:00 pm CST
3429 W Diversey Ave #208
Chicago, IL 60647
Price: $15

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Surabhi Live - Las Guitarras de Espana - 7:30 pm EST
Three Oaks, Michigan

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Madden Theatre
Arab Andalusian Raga Concert/Demo - 7:00 pm CST
Naperville, IL
Price: Free

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Ravenswood Event Center
Saraswathi Ranganathan - 5.15pm CST
N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
Price: Invitation only

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Skokie Park
Celebrating Birth Anniversary of M K Gandhi - 10:00 AM CST
McCormick Blvd
Skoie, IL
Price: Free

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Consulate General of India Office
Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi - 10:00 AM CST
NBC Tower
Chicago, IL

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

LakeView East Arts Festival 2015
Surabhi LIve - Indo AFro Flamenco music and Dance - 1.00pm CST
Chicago, IL
Price: FREE

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Albany Park World Fest 2015
Surabhi LIve - Indo AFro Flamenco music and Dance - 3.30pm CST
Lawrence and Kimball Avenue
Albany Park, IL
Price: FREE

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Midway Plaisance
Surabhi LIve - Indo AFro Flamenco music and Dance - 6pm - 8pm CST
Chicago, IL 60637
(312) 745-2470
Price: FREE

Come and enjoy lush Indian ragas on Veena, powerful African talking drums, cool flamenco grooves and serene African Kora by Morikeba! Plus new CD release 'Refreshing Raga Blues'.

This is part of the Night Out in the Parks Series by the Chicago Park District/City of Chicago

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Garfield Park Conservatory
Surabhi LIve - Indo AFro Flamenco music and Dance - 6.00pm CST
100 N Central Park Ave
Chicago, IL 60624
Price: FREE

Come and enjoy lush Indian ragas on Veena, powerful African talking drums, cool flamenco grooves and serene African Kora by Morikeba! Plus new CD release 'Refreshing Raga Blues'.

This is part of the Night Out in the Parks Series by the Chicago Park District/City of Chicago

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Lake Zurich Performing Arts Center
Saraswathi Ranganathan
Lake Zurich
Price: Private Event by Invite only

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Celebrate Clark Street
Surabhi LIve - Indo AFro Flamenco music and Dance - 4.15pm CST
7200 North Clark St -between Morse and Estes
Chicago, IL 60601
Price: FREE

Indo Afro Flamenco grooves SURABHI Live

Saraswathi Ranganathan and Carlo Basile

presenting compositions from the New CD Refreshing Raga Blues / Magic of Veena Vol 3

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Surabhi Live - Indo AFro Flamenco music - 1.45pm CST
1700 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201
Price: FREE

South Indian Veena, Flamenco Guitar, Mridangam, AFrican talking drum, AFridan kora and some dance!

 

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Las Guitarras & Surabhi Live - 8:00 pm CST
1200 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
United States
Price: 20

Releasing CD Refreshing Raga Blues, 

SURABHI Live Indo Afro Flamenco music and dance!

Tickets can be bought here 

http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/las-guitarras-de-espa-a-6-29.html

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

YOGA music Indo Flamenco style! - 8:00 am CST
Chicago, IL

sublime music on South Indian Veena and Flamenco guitar! Cool grooves and cool yoga moves!

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

YOGA music Indo Flamenco style! - 8:00 am CST
Chicago, IL

Yoga and beautiful meditative Veena and Guitar!

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

YOGA music Indo Flamenco style! - 8:00 am CST
Chicago, IL

Yoga and sublime music on Veena and Guitar!

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

YOGA music Indo Flamenco style! - 8:00 am CST
Chicago, IL

 

Morning Yoga with sublime music from Carlo Basile and Saraswathi Ranganathan!

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Chicago Cultural Center
Saraswathi Ranganathan - 5.15pm CST
77 E. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
312-744-6630
Price: Invitation only

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Bridgeport Art Center
'Around Town' Live on WGN TV - 8.20am CST
1200 W 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
Price: FREE

Watch on TV live

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Bridgeport Art Center
Saraswathi Ranganathan for Eye on India Gala - 6.00pm CST
1200 W 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Rush Hour Concerts Chicago Kick-off
Saraswathi Ranganathan - Veena - 6.00pm CST
15 East Huron
Chicago, IL
Price: FREE

A 30-minute presentation

Veena - Saraswathi Ranganathan

Tabla - Shamsher Singh

Some items will have Bharatanatyam by Kinnari Vora

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Bell Elementary
SoundTracks - India - 9.30amCST
Chicago, IL

School Showcase

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Kennicott Park
Night out in the Parks Inaugural 2015 - 2.30pm CST
Chicago, IL
Price: Free

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel inaugurates Night Out in the Parks 2015! Veena recital!

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Veena - LecDem for Students of Ethnomusicology - 9:00 am CST
915 E 60th Street
Chicago, IL
Price: for UChicago students only

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Balaji Temple Aurora
VII North American Veena Festival - 9AM to 9PM CST
1145 W Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506
Price: 20

A celebration of the ancient South Indian stringed instrument VEENA.

Students, performers and teachers from North America participate presenting a musically rich tapestry of classical traditions on the Veena

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Elgin Community College
Saraswathi Ranganathan
1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123
847-622-0300

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Bustor Keaton goes to Bollywood - 7:00 pm CST
Chicago, IL
Price: FREE

 

Live Veena and Viola music to the screening of the classical silent film Buston Keaton's Seven Chances - with a cool epic twist!!

http://cimmfest.org/dominic-johnson-and-saraswathi-ranganathan-live-score-buster-keaton-goes-to-bollywood/

 

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Surabhi LIve - Saraswathi Ranganathan - 8:00 pm CST
505 N. Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010
Price: FREE

In celebration of Holi, the festival of colors, Saraswathi Ranganathan entertains with a melding of classical Veena sounds and Indo–Flamenco fusion. Tabla drum, Flamenco guitarist, and Bharatanatyam dance accompaniment weave a tapestry of global musical colors and flavors.

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Saraswathi Ranganathan - Easter on Veena - 3:00pm, 8:30pm
67 East Algonquin Road
South Barrington, IL 60010

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Ravindra Bharati Auditorium
VII International Veena Festival
Hyderabad
India

Saraswathi Veena 'meends' with Mohana Veena! Performance with Grammy winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt!

 

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Edward Hospital
Soothing Notes: Veena and Flamenco Guitar - 11.00 AM
801 S Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540
Price: Free

Refreshing soothing and meditative music to ring in the year. For hope. For positivity. And for good health and cheer! With the very talented guitarist Carlo Basile!

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Chicago Midway Airport
A Conversation with Massamba Diop
Price: FREE

Veena in conversation with West Senegalese Talking Drum legend Massamba Diop!!

And beautiful Flamenco sounds with Carlo Basile! Come enjoy this unique mosaic of music and cultures!

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Open Secret Studios
YALDA: A Multicultural Potpourie
401 N Racine
Chicago, IL 60642
Price: TBD

This is an exciting menagerie of music and genres from across the world to ring in the holidays in more ways than one!

More details to follow.

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Willow Creek Christmas Gathering
67 East Algonquin Road
South Barrington, IL 60010

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Chicago O'hare Airport
A Conversation with Massamba Diop

Veena in conversation with the West Senegalese Talking Drum!! And Flamenco Harmony with Carlo Basile!

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

WBEZ RAdio M
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

More details coming up soon

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Veena Recital Saraswathi Ranganathan - 3.30pm CST
12030 Independence Parkway Frisco TX 75035
Frisco, TX 75035
USA
Price: FREE

Veena recital by Saraswathi Ranganathan with Ganapathi Ranganathan on Mridangam

Come and enjoy the show!

Monday, November 17th, 2014

University of Chicago
Learn a new Indian Raga and Song - 5.00pm CST
Logan Center for the Arts Room 703
Chicago, IL 60601

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Columbus Park Refectory
Night out in the Parks Welcome 2015 - 6.00pm CST
Chicago, IL
Price: Free

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Exotic New Music and Dance from India - 7.30 PM
205 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601
USA
Price: $20

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

City Winery Chicago
World Music with Las Guitarras - 8:00 pm CST
Chicago, IL
Price: 20

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

National Global Diversity Month - 2:00 pm CST
701 Aspen Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
USA
Price: FREE

Aspen Library is celebrating National Global Diversity month through variety cultural events. Stop by for wonderful music, refreshments, socialize and may be grab some cool books!

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Soul Companion - Ian Makshin CD Release - 8:00 pm CST
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL
USA
Price: $20

.....After the first set featuring music from the new album, Cellist Ian Maksin will be joined by members of the legendary flamenco ensemble Las Guitarras de España: guitarist Carlo Basile and percussionist Bob Garrett as well as virtuoso Veena player from India Saraswathi Ranganathan for a unique jam blending music from every corner of the world.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Indo-Flamenco music Surabhi and Las Guitarras - 1:30 pm CST
3212 N Broadway
Chicago, IL

Art, Music, Food and Family - come celebrate 10 years of Lakeview Festival of the ARts!

And dance to Indo-flamenco rumba grooves!

Friday, September 12th, 2014

World Music Festival - Ragamala - 3:30 am CST
78 E Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
USA
Price: FREE

For the 2nd year, spanning 12 hours and featuring dozens of performers, Ragamala offers a jaw-dropping assortment of Indian classical music from some of its greatest and emerging practitioners. Ragamala functions as the perfect, immersive introduction to the classical music of India. 

This is an all-night festival - so my concert is Sept 12 night - Sept 13 early 3:30 am CST!!!

Stop by!

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

ArtServe, Florida
Celestial Sounds of Veena - 6:00 PM EST
1350 E Sunrise Blvd
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304
USA
Price: $20, $30

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

YOGA music Indo Flamenco style! - 8:00 am CST
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60602
United States
Price: FREE

Aug 9 through Aug 30! Every Saturday! Free if you are standing around in the Park! But you can experience the bliss of this music deep within you when you enrol for one of the Yoga Sessions. This is a month long event! Stop by one of the Saturdays!

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Chicago Sings Disney - 7:00 pm CST
1328 Morse Avenue
Rogers Park, IL
Price: $50, $100

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Sandhya Raga - 7:00 pm CST
416 W Higgins
Schaumburg, IL
United States
Price: $15, $20

Come enjoy some melodious notes on the Veena - classical as well as Kannada movie classics.

Delicious food available!

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

YOGA music Indo Flamenco style! - 8:00 am CST
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60602
United States
Price: FREE

Aug 9 through Aug 30! Every Saturday! Free if you are standing around in the Park! But you can experience the bliss of this music deep within you when you enrol for one of the Yoga Sessions. This is a month long event! Stop by one of the Saturdays!

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

YOGA music Indo Flamenco style! - 8:00 am CST
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60602
United States
Price: FREE

Aug 9 through Aug 30! Every Saturday! Free if you are standing around in the Park! But you can experience the bliss of this music deep within you when you enrol for one of the Yoga Sessions. This is a month long event! Stop by one of the Saturdays!

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Millenium Park Chicago
YOGA music Indo Flamenco style! - 7.30 AM
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60602
USA

Aug 9 through Aug 30! Every Saturday!

Free if you are standing around in the Park! But you can experience the bliss of this music deep within you when you enrol for one of the Yoga Sessions. This is a month long event! Stop by one of the Saturdays!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Cermak Family Aquatic Center
Las Guitarras & Surabhi Live - 6pm - 8pm CST
7600 West Ogden Avenue
Lyons, IL
708-447-0715
Price: FREE

Enjoy Indo-Flamenco Mediterranean Turkish sounds! A treat for those who love world music!

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Garfield Park Conservatory
Surabhi - A Melting Pot of Music - 6:30 PM CST
100 N Central Park Ave
Chicago, IL 60624
USA
Price: Free

Surabhi featuring Saraswathi on Veena, Carlo Basile on Flamenco Guitar, Joel Martinez on Latin drum-kit, Dhananjay Kunte on Tabla will set the crowd dancing with their new Indo-flamenco-blues-folk sounds to the dance accompaniment of Wendy Clinard and Priya Narayan! Come watch the show - its free! on the Blue Stone Terrace. This is part of the Night Out in The Parks Series by Chicago Park District!

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

MA Center Chicago
Surabhi Live - 4:00 pm CST
41W501 Keslinger Road
Elburn, IL 60119
USA
Price: FREE

Surabhi live featuring Saraswathi Ranganathan on Veena, Carlo Basile on Guitar, Bob Garrett on Kahon and Dhananjay Kunte on Tabla. Indian Classical Devotional and Flamenco Rumba grooves.

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago
Ekaaham: Sounds of Infinity 24hr International Veena Festival - 9:00 am CST
Lemont, IL
United States
Price: $20, $50

Historic 24 hour Veena Festival hosted by Sri Annamacharya Project of North America May 10 through May 11, 2014

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