The Open Space has been truly blessed with visiting Indian musicians this year. After a sold out performance by Vinay Desai earlier this year we are delighted to welcome Sangeet Mishra and that most divine of Indian instruments, the Sarangi. Accompanying Sangeet will be Vinod Prasanna on Bansuri returning to The Open Space, and we are also pleased to welcome Pranav Ramji on tabla.

The evening will comprise a performance of Indian Classical Music. All three of our visiting musicians have long generational histories in this genre, preserving the subtleties and nuances of the tradition whilst developing their own interpretations through contemporary musical thought.

-= A Little More On The Evening Program =-

Sangeet Mishra was born into the legendary Mishra family, of the renowned Banaras Gharana (school of music), North India. Sangeet is an 8th generation sarangi player. His first Guru was his paternal grandfather, the late maestro, Pt. Narayan Das Mishra and under his guidance Sangeet required a remarkable proficiency in vocals. He has laboured to keep alive the music and techniques of the great elders past and present by acquiring both the tantakri and gayaki style of playing the sarangi. Rooted firmly in the ancient traditions and techniques of shastriya sangeet (classical music) Sangeet has created a distinctive individuality to his playing. Currently based in Mumbai Sangeet tours extensively through India and across the globe entrancing audiences with his virtuoso performances.

Vinod Prasanna will bring his mastery of Indian classical Bansuri to this unique concert. Hailing from Varanasi and born into one of India’s great flute-playing families, Vinod’s late grandfather, Pandit Vishnu Prasanna, introduced him to the art of bansuri playing. His uncle, Pandit Rajendra Prasanna also taught him and further inspired his playing. Vinod has performed and toured extensively throughout his homeland and overseas, including France, Japan, Germany and now, Australia. In 2006, Vinod won the prestigious Sahara All India Flute Recital Competition.

Residing in Australia since 2008, Vinod is a performing and recording artist, teacher, craftsman and ambassador of the Bansuri.

Pranav Ramji (Tabla) started playing the Tabla at the age of 8, with his initial training and advancement under the watchful eye of Ustad Gulfam Sabri and Ustad Sarwar Sabri. He is currently learning the intricacies of the Punjab Gharana of Tabla playing from Pt. Aditya Kalyanpur, a student of Ustad Alla Rakha and Ustad Zakir Hussain. Pranav Is an Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) empanelled Tabla player and has travelled across India, Europe and Australia performing solo Tabla recitals, accompanying senior musicians in their travels and taking workshops to promote Hindustani Classical Music.

-= Evening Flow =-

6.00pm – Arrive and settle in, complimentary chai available

6.30pm – Event starts

8.30pm – Music concludes

-= Tickets =-

Tickets: $35 + booking fee

+ Provided seating is mostly on floor cushions (some chairs available for those with difficulty sitting on the floor).

* Limited Space so please book early to avoid disappointment.

-= Location =-

Held @ The Open Space

11 Acacia PL. Abbotsford Vic 3067

Paid parking in buildlng complex car park (enter from Acacia Place), or parking in Victoria Gardens shopping precinct across Victoria Street.

Disabled access: If you park within the paid parking station off Acacia Place you will be on the same level as our studio. If you enter from Victoria Street level, a lift is available at the top of the first set of steps towards the river.

*Cancellations are up to the discretion of the presenter. No refunds will be available with less than 48hours notice. In the case of cancellation due to emergencies we will do our best to supplement you with attendance at another Open Space event.

Date: Sat 1 July 2023


The Open Space 11 Acacia Place Abbotsford, VIC 3067