Aditya Prakash and Rini

Left: Aditya Prakash Ensemble, photo by Larry Sandez; Right: Rini, photo by Anne Whitman

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Aditya Prakash Ensemble and Rini

Virtual Concert

Premiering on YouTube | Saturday, September 26, 8:00 pm (PT)

About the Program

Enjoy an evening of American music from the Indian diaspora. Combining classical ragas, chants, and rhythms with brass band arrangement, jazz harmony, and hip-hop–infused beats, the Aditya Prakash Ensemble impresses with an improvisational flow. Be serenaded by frontman Aditya Prakash, an accomplished Carnatic virtuoso known for his powerful and emotive voice. Across the country, performing in her New York City studio specially for Skirball Stages, composer and violinist Rini serves up a unique blend of electronica and bass-heavy art rock with her band. Pulling from musical traditions of India and the United States, both the Aditya Prakash Ensemble and Rini transcend genre to create music wholly their own.

Also go behind the scenes with the artists for a look at their musical processes, aspirations, and hopes for the future.

Can’t make the streaming event? No worries! Skirball Stages: Aditya Prakash Ensemble and Rini will be available to view on the Skirball’s YouTube channel following the premiere date.

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Make it dinner and a show! Before settling in for showtime, swing by the Skirball campus to pick up a meal prepared by the Skirball’s culinary experts. Our take-home Skirball Suppers feature mouthwatering dishes inspired by the flavors and ingredients of Indian cuisine. As part of the Skirball Suppers offering, recipes for select dishes in the September 26 menu will also be available online for at-home preparation; check back here for the recipes.

More about the Artists

Learn more about Aditya Prakash Ensemble and Rini in these insightful “Meet the Musicians” program notes.

Donor Support

Skirball Stages is made possible by generous support from:

The Bilger Family

LA County Dept of Arts and Culture