In The Atrium

North South East West: A Sampler of Music from India

DATE: Thursday, April 22, 7pm

LOCATION: Walker Atrium at Walton Arts Center

TICKETS: FREE with reservation


2021-04-22 19:00:00 2021-04-22 20:30:00 America/Chicago In The Atrium In The Atrium with North South East West: A Sampler of Music from India Walton Arts Center

While attending this event, please follow these protocols for your safety and the safety of others:

  • Do not move tables or chairs. Stay seated at your designated table during the concert unless you are visiting concessions or the restroom.
  • Wear your mask when moving through the venue and while seated at your table, unless you are actively eating or drinking.
  • Wash your hands regularly. Hand sanitizing stations are available for use throughout the venue. 


The raga system is the foundation of all Indian music, and this performance will highlight typical musical styles from all four corners of India. Carnatic music from the south is a genre all by itself while the abhangs from the west are a style of singing unique to their region. Similarly, the hindustani genre of music of the north and the folk tones of the east are all tied together by the seven notes of music. 

Experience a variety of these styles from singer and musical coordinator Vijayashri Vittal, who will be supported by Kartik Balachander on strings, and Carson Vandush and Santhosh Ramaswamy on percussion.

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