Western New York natives, brothers Ravi and Naryan Padmanabha have been performing together for over 15 years. Their musical style blends together traditions from India, Africa, and South America. Their performance will feature the Indian instruments of sitar, tabla, santoor, and bulbul tarang. Indian music is known to have evolved around the interaction of three layers of sound; drone, rhythm, and melody. These layers work together to bring about a satisfying balance of repetition and invention, making Indian classical music one of the most well-known and well-loved world styles.
Admission is free for all students, although a ticket is required for admission. Tickets on sale at the Rockwell Hall Box office, charge by phone at (716) 878-3005 or online. Free admission tickets are only available in person at the Rockwell Hall box office with valid student ID. The box office is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and one hour prior to concert time.