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Indian music all this month

The nonprofit Indian Classical Music Circle of Hawaii will present intimate acoustic “East Meets West House Concerts” with sarangi master Parashuram Bhandari of Nepal and emerging violin maestro Adonijah Imgrund in December.

The program includes six caprices by Antonin Dvorak, afternoon raga, and duet of inspired musical improvisation. Parashuram Bhandari is a revered and well-lauded Nepali master of the sarangi who has been performing for more than 25 years.

“He hails from the former Kingdom of Nepal, a country of dramatic beauty with a rich and appealing culture. His music ranges from the wildly exuberant to the hauntingly delicate, presented with the rhythmic power that is his signature,” said spokeswoman Babette Ackin.

The sarangi, whose name means “hundred colors,” is an instrument with 39 sympathetic strings, giving it a haunting cello-like resonance and bright reverberating echo.

Adonijah Imgrund has brought pleasure across the North American continent with his music since age 3. He has consistently performed with symphony orchestras for the past 11 years.

Adonijah has studied, performed, soloed, and competed with many recognized conductors and violinists, Joshua Bell, Erin Aldridge, Madeline Schatz, Markand Thakar, Joshua Aerie.

“Much like his role model, David Garrett, Adonijah’s success and experience with other genres — bluegrass, Irish, country, jazz, gypsy, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll — has made him a rule breaker in the classical music world,” said Ackin. Today, Adonijah is a celebrated violinist and contest-winning fiddler.

Concerts will be on Sunday afternoons: Dec. 9 in Pololu Valley, Dec. 16 in Puna Beach Palisades and Dec. 23 in Hilo. Seating will be limited, with admission costing $10 to $25. For reservations and directions, please call 965-1053.

The Indian Classical Music Circle is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization. Information also is available by emailing Ackin at


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