Lively Arts Series Presents Sruiti, Ron Carter in November

by Adam Crugnale

Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society, Presents Sounds of India

The Colors and Sounds of India are coming to Blue Bell, presented by Montgomery County Community College’s Lively Arts Series and Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society.

The performance will take place on Saturday, Nov.10, at 4:30 p.m. in the Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike. Tickets cost $28 general admission and $12 for children under age 12. For more information and tickets, visit www.mc3.edu/livelyarts or call 215-641-6518.

Violins and traditional Indian percussion instruments lead the moving cadences of Indian classical music, also known as Carnatic music. This marvelous, high-energy show features two instruments – the mridangam and the kanjira – that are widely used in Indian classical music. They function as percussion and tambourine, respectively, while also serving to highlight the tasteful rhythms found in the music. Rich with folk influences, the show will features performances by noted signers S. Sowmya and Bharat Sundar.

Sruti’s performance is supported by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through the Philadelphia Music Project.

To learn more about Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society, visit www.sruti.org.

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Jazz Legend Ron Carter Returns to Blue Bell

Jazz legend Ron Carter returns to Montgomery County Community College’s Lively Arts Series on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Tickets cost $28 general admission and $12 for children under age 12. Visit www.mc3.edu/livelyarts or call 215-641-6518 for tickets and info.

Born in 1937 and still just as active as he was when he was younger, Carter is a jazz double-bassist with over 2,000 albums to his credit. He is among the most influential living jazz musicians and has worked with giants like Miles Davis, B.B. King and A Tribe Called Quest.

The master bassist is also the recipient of two Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Instrumental Group with the Miles Davis Tribute Band and “Call Sheet Blues,” in 1993 and 1998 respectively, and has also worked with numerous universities, teaching students the business of music.

The performance is made possible by a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program.

To learn more about Ron Carter and hear samples of his music, visit www.roncarter.net.

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