Pandit Shantilal Shah
Two exciting programs

On February 17, 2018, the Indian Music Society of Houston and Students of Pandit Shantilal Shah present a unique and thrilling musical event featuring nearly 100 performers. Two exciting concerts showcase the versatility of the percussion instrument Tabla through solo and ensemble performances as well as its prominence in the accompaniment of Vocal and instrumental music, and Kathak dance!

  • Laya Taal Saadhna: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Dimensions of Tabla: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The full complexity and beauty of Tabla will be on display as students present unique compositions in percussion ensemble performances. Beginning with young students demonstrating their fundamental techniques, the concert takes us on a rhythmic journey through the sounds of Tabla.

The culmination of this program features senior students showcasing their mastery over the instrument through powerful compositions full of the rich tones and complex patterns Tabla is known for.

Laya Taal Saadhna Performers
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Dimensions of Tabla, a first of it’s kind concert by Pandit Shantilal Shah, showcases the solo and accompaniment aspects of Tabla through 4 dynamic performances: Tabla solo, Hindustani classical Vocal, Carnatic Violin and Kathak dance! Each item gives the audience a glimpse of the unique role Tabla plays as a solo and accompaniment instrument.

Featuring upcoming young artists and senior Tabla students of Pandit Shantilal Shah. Join us as we explore the entire range of Indian Classical Music through four exciting dimensions of Tabla.




The Performers


Tabla Guru

IMS Houston celebrates our Guru’s 15th year teaching in Houston!

    Tabla Ensembles

    Tabla students of Pt. Shantilal Shah

    Nearly 100 students perform unique Tabla compositions in various Taals.

      Tabla Solo

      Arun Sabapathy & Mandar Phadke

      A tabla solo presented in the traditional style.

        Hindustani Vocal

        Bhageshri Gulvady & Jason Zinn

        A vocal performance in the Hindustani Classical style.

          Carnatic Violin

          Abhishek N. Balakrishnan & Aditya Srivatsan

          A violin performance in the Carnatic Classical style.

            KATHAK DANCE

            Sunaina Rao & Anuraag Shah

            A Kathak dance performance featuring Sunaina Rao with Anuraag Shah on Tabla, sitarist Amie Maciszewski and vocalist Rohit Khanna.

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