Honoring a Musical Legend: Pandit Ravi Shankar

“Pop changes week to week, month to month. But great music is like literature.” [Pandit Ravi Shankar] After 92 years defined by musical brilliance and accomplishment, Pandit Ravi Shankar died on December 11, 2012. The term┬ápandit signifies teacher or scholar; Shankar was indeed both of these in the art of classical Indian music. He brought…

The Nutcracker

For a very long time, I have been wanting to see a live symphony or ballet performance. Although I have studied only a minute fraction of the history of classical music and art, I have a great appreciation for the technical skill and discipline of classical musicians and ballet dancers. There is nothing like hearing…