On Saturday, Feb. 15, The Wallis presents “India & The West: Compositions & Conversations,” an evening of chamber music and cross-culture dialogue centered on the great musical traditions of India and the West.
“Vijay Gupta and Reena Esmail are two L.A.-based musicians, but internationally acclaimed, who have collaborated to create a unique evening of work for us at The Wallis that beautifully connects two cross-cultural musical languages,” said Paul Crewes, artistic director for The Wallis. “I am very excited to be working alongside these two wonderful, game-changing artists.”
The concert features original works by Indian-American composer Esmail performed by violinist Gupta, cellist Peter Myers and pianist Suzana Bartal, including “Darshan” for solo violin, “Jhula Jhule” for violin and piano, “Saans” for piano trio and “Varsha” for solo cello.
“My mission involves joining communities with one another through music by creating spaces where cross-cultural dialogue can begin,” Esmail said. “As I grew up bilingual in English and Gujarati, I felt drawn to explore the connection between these two sides of myself through the lens of music which occupies different areas of the same musical space, coexists beautifully and overlaps without detracting from one another.”
The running time is 90 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission. Tickets are on sale for $29-59.
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. To purchase tickets and for information, call (310)746-4000, or visit thewallis.org/indiaandthewest.
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