Apollo Chamber Players presents Houston Melharmony
Houston Melharmony features the world premiere of 20x2020 No.12, a commission inspired by Indian ragas by renowned slide instrumentalist and composer Chitravina N. Ravikiran. The new work is based on Ravikiran’s system of Melharmony, a ground-breaking approach in world music that creates fusion between harmony-centric systems (Western classical/jazz) and melody-centric systems (Indian classical).
Also explored is the profound influence of Indian music on American Minimalist composers Philip Glass and Terry Riley. The commission will feature dancers from Silambam Houston and guest artist Robin Kesselman, Principal Double Bass of the Houston Symphony.