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 Scholarships are available – see below – apply by April 14

Dhrupad Days @ Seattle turns five!! Having hosted four successful Dhrupad Days, we are very pleased to bring it to you again in 2017, in collaboration with Cornish College of the Arts.

About

Dhrupad Days is a fantastic opportunity to forget the world, and immerse yourself in the blissful notes of India’s oldest classical music art form….  for three days… guided by world famous Dhrupad masters Padmashri Gundecha Brothers. It is an opportunity to improve vocal techniques and learn very beautiful and nuanced musical sound production techniques, no matter what your skill level or genre.

Location

All Seattle events will be held at Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy Street, Seattle, WA 98102. This is in the beautiful and thriving Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, which also offers several bnb lodging options (for those travelling to Seattle). 

Workshops

A three day vocal workshop May (19, 20, 21) , and a two day  percussion workshop (May 20,21) are being offered.

Sign up links are available below –

Sign up now, to ensure a spot!!

Sign up – Vocal - http://www.cornish.edu/extension/courses/dhrupad_indian_vocal_workshop/
Sign up – Rhythm - http://www.cornish.edu/extension/courses/dhrupad_indian_rhythm_and_percussion_workshop/ 

Need based scholarships are available!! Apply by April 14. Click on this link for more information. Scholarships are open to all ages, in spite of what the webpage says :-)

Scholarships are in the amounts of Vocal: $100 (local) $200 (those travelling to Seattle). Rhythm:$100 for local or travelling awardees

Concerts

Friday, May 19, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A General Talk About Dhrupad – Padmashri Gundecha Brothers
Want a bit of background on Dhrupad? In this engaging lecture, Padmashri Gundecha Brothers will provide an overview of Dhrupad, as well as a listening guide to deepen the experience of their concert the next day.
7:00 pm – 7:20 pm
Break
7:20 pm – 8:30 pm
A Dhrupad Vocal Concert by Sri Yvan Trunzler
Sri Yvan Trunzler will offer a Dhrupad vocal concert.

Saturday, May 20, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Parama Swara

A Dhrupad Vocal Concert By Padmashri Gundecha Brothers

Parama (Supreme/Transcendental) Swara (note that’s complete in all dimensions)” is expected to be rich in the perfectly tuneful and beautiful notes that the Gundecha Brothers are renowned for. The Indian classical art form of Dhrupad is itself known for deep, structured exploration of music. Gundecha Brothers take this to new heights by rendering imaginative, meditative alaps (improvisations building up a raga), powerful jod/jhalas (rhythmic improvisations of the raga) and moving renditions of compositions.

Typically, in the first portion of the concert they  completely render one raga in comprehensive Dhrupad structure. In the second portion of the concert, they offer shorter expositions of, and compositions in, different ragas. There will be a 20 minute break between the two portions.

 

Enjoy both Friday and Saturday evening in beautiful, historic Kerry Hall. Come early for a bite to eat — there is amazing variety on nearby Broadway.

Free Parking – for the first ~50 cars is available in Cornish’s  garage adjacent to Kerry Hall.

Stay Information

For guests coming from outside of the Seattle area, there are several lodging options and guests should make their own arrangements well in advance. Please find a couple of suggestions below.

1. The Bacon Mansion Bed and Breakfast (Within walking distance to the workshop location) - www.baconmansion.com or 800.240.1864.

2. The Capitol Hill Neighborhood has several bed and breakfasts in almost any price range. You can use www.airbnb.com to search for these accommodations.

Weather

Seattle is beautiful in May (assuming it is not raining). Even if it is raining, it is beautiful! It is neither too hot or too cold. Bring a light jacket with you, though! Come early/stay after and enjoy exploring the stunning natural beauty around Seattle, or exploring this fun city.

Questions? Contact: Vibhavaree Gargeya at 206-491-4578

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