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Music of India, Greece, Armenia, Russia, and more! •  Neighborhood Connections Concert

  • St. Mary and Archangel Michael of Nashua 36 Chandler Street Nashua, NH, 03064 United States (map)

Music of India, Greece, Armenia, Russia, and more! •  Neighborhood Connections Concert

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St. Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church of Nashua
39 Chandler Street
Sunday, May 13 at 4 pm

Symphony NH Musicians
Katharina Radlberger, violin
Sargis Karapetyan, violin
Kathleen Kalogeras, viola
Alexander Badalov, cello

Featuring violinist Paul Lizotte, performing French Canadian fiddle music

Community performers include students Diya and Darshan Ganesh performing on Indian instruments.

This is a free concert. No RSVP is required.

About the Performance

Join Symphony NH musicians and community performers for a free concert of music from our diverse Nashua community. The performance includes music from Europe, India, the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, and more. This is one of many concerts in Symphony NH's Neighborhood Connections Series funded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

Student Diya Ganesh will be performing alongside her brother Darshan Ganesh, playing what is known to be one of the most ancient and popular hand drums from South India, the mridangam. The mridangam is the primary rhythmic accompaniment in a Carnatic music ensemble. 

Diya and Darshan will present one kriti (one of the major genres of Carnatic music) that was composed in the 18th century by one of the musical trinity Saint Thygaraja and a thillana (a rhythmic piece in Carnatic music) that was composed in the mid 20th century.

For the past six years, Diya has been learning Carnatic singing from her guru Durga Krishnan. Under the tutelage of Mrs. Krishnan, she is learning the art in it's truest form and has developed a keen interest in Carnatic music. Diya not only knows how to sing Carnatic, but she also knows how to play the veena, which is a one of the oldest Indian musical stringed instrument. She has played for events hosted by New England School of Carnatic Music (NESCM) and recently performed at the Natick Multicultural Day event. 

Watch below to hear the instruments and music of India

Carnatic music

The mridangam

The veena

Where To Park

Street parking is available.


This Neighborhood Connections Concert is made possible thanks to generous support from New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.