ISF2018: Hariprasad Chaurasia in Concert
Indian Summer Festival 2018
Hariprasad Chaurasia in Concert
“Chaurasia is among the small handful of Indian classical musicians who can sell out concerts in his homeland and around the world.” – The Guardian
“A deep, sultry and supple sound... His improvisations were free-ranging, full of bent pitches and at times almost jazzy.” – The New York Times
EVENT PRESENTING PARTNER: Nature's Path Organic
MUSIC SERIES SPONSOR: Creative BC
This extremely rare concert presents a true icon of Indian music. Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is acknowledged worldwide as the absolute master of the North Indian bamboo flute or bansuri. He studied under such names as Pandit Bholanath and the legendary Annapurna Devi, to become one of the most respected soloists in the world. He has worked with the legends of Indian classical music, as well as collaborated with the likes of George Harrison, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and Yehudi Menuhin. His album Making Music, with John McLaughlin, Jan Garbarek and Zakir Hussain, is described by critics as "one of the most inspiring ever-recorded albums of East-West fusion”.
Chaurasia uses the dynamic contrasts of his breath to create intriguing rhythms that take the bamboo flute to new expressive heights. Accompanied by noted flautist Jean-Christophe Bonnafous and tabla maestro Pandit Subhankar Banerjee, Pandit Chaurasia will present a span of compositions, from the lighthearted to the deeply spiritual, effortlessly combining Indian and European musical influences. This is the undisputed master of the bansuri, breathing eight decades of life experience into the instrument that has been his inseparable companion.
Full venue description and accessibility information: The Orpheum
6:30pm – Box office open
7:00pm - Doors open
8:00pm – Concert starts
Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. For information, rates and to book, please email aW5mbyB8IGluZGlhbnN1bW1lcmZlc3QgISBjYQ== or call 604 283 9172.
EVENT SUPPORTING PARTNER: UBC
With thanks to BCCIE for their support of this event.
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Are there services fees on top of the ticket price?
For your convenience our listed ticket prices include GST, service fees, and payment processing fees.
What is the accessibility of this event?
Please contact ZW5nYWdlIHwgaW5kaWFuc3VtbWVyZmVzdCAhIGNh if ticket price is an obstacle (subject to availability).
ASL: There is ASL available upon request - please email ZW5nYWdlIHwgaW5kaWFuc3VtbWVyZmVzdCAhIGNh to request ASL before Friday June 22d.
Please refrain from wearing scented products while attending Indian Summer Festival events.
Mobility Access: The Granville Street entrance has many stairs - the 601 Smithe Street entrance is wheelchair and scooter accessible. Once inside, there are elevators to each floor, including to the reception areas. Wheelchair accessible seating is available on the orchestra and dress circle levels. When purchasing tickets please choose the "wheelchair seating" option for the person(s) using a wheelchair or scooter as well as up to one companion, who will be provided with a chair next to you.
All washrooms are accessible for wheelchairs and scooters.
There is no designated wheelchair accessible parking at this venue, only street and lot parking around the neighbourhood. The nearest parking lot can be accessed when driving southbound on Richards (which is a one way street), on the right hand side after Robson street. From there the entrance to the Orpheum is half a block away.
Low Vision: This is a low vision friendly show. The programming itself is auditory. Binoculars are available at the main lobby coat check.
Complimentary Companion Ticketing: We offer one complimentary companion ticket for those who require mobility assistance in order to attend. When purchasing tickets, please continue to “checkout” where you may select a complimentary companion.
Hearing-assist units are available at the main lobby coat check.
Bathrooms: The multi-stall bathrooms will be gendered and trans-inclusive. There is one single stall gender neutral bathroom on the main floor. All washrooms are accessible for wheelchairs and scooters.
Seat Design: Individual theatre style cushioned chairs, with arms.
Scent: While Indian Summer Festival emails all ticket holders requesting that attendees refrain from wearing scented products at all of our events, we do not enforce this policy, nor does this venue have a permanent scent-free policy in place.
If you have any questions, concerns, additions or corrections regarding this information please email ZW5nYWdlIHwgaW5kaWFuc3VtbWVyZmVzdCAhIGNh
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This is an all-ages event. Everyone, including children of any age, requires a ticket.
What is the refund policy for this event?
Refunds are not available for any Indian Summer Festival events.
Is there assigned seating?
Yes. You will be prompted to select your seat(s) once you begin the ticket purchasing process and cannot alter them once your order is completed.
Will there be tickets available at the door?
While there may be some tickets available at the door, we recommend buying in advance as many events do sell out. The box office will open at 6:30pm the day-of the event and be located at 601 Smithe Street. Tickets at the door range from $45-$100, inclusive of all taxes and fees, and will be available for purchase by cash or credit card while supplies last.
Will I be allowed in if I arrive late?
Latecomers will be permitted entry and seated by an usher at designated pauses in the show.
Can I leave during intermission and re-enter?
There are no in-and-out privileges; however, there is a smoking balcony accessible from within the venue.
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