Ragas to Reels

Irish traditional and Indian classical music collide


$25-45 ($28-51 inclusive of service fees) 90 minutes

Nov 17, 2022 – Nov 19, 2022




Irish Arts Center 
726 11th Avenue 
Hell's Kitchen, NYC


Featuring Utsav Lal, Sam Comerford, Ganavya, Winifred Horan (Nov 18), Dana Lyn (Nov 17 & 19), Nitin Mitta, and Sahar Romani. 

With the Asian American Writers' Workshop

The acclaimed Steinway Artist Utsav Lal returns to Irish Arts Center for a special presentation bringing together two living musical heritages—Indian classical and Irish traditional. Lal’s genre collisions and collaborations (here, with flute, whistle and sax player Sam Comerford, vocalist Ganavya, tabla player Nitin Mitta, and poet Sahar Romani) generate a riveting new sound, reflective of the complexities of identity—and connectivity of music—in a fluid world.

Thursday, November 17, 8pm
Utsav Lal, Sam Comerford, Ganavya, Dana Lyn, Nitin Mitta, Sahar Romani

Friday, November 18, 8pm
Utsav Lal, Sam Comerford, Ganavya, Winifred Horan, Nitin Mitta, Sahar Romani

Saturday, November 19, 8pm
Utsav Lal, Sam Comerford, Ganavya, Dana Lyn, Nitin Mitta, Sahar Romani

This concert weekend will also feature a special, adapted performance for family audiences on Saturday, Nov 19 at 2pm.

"High energy meeting of the East and West...finding areas of commonality and overlap where previously it seemed that none existed”—TERRY BLAIN



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Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Tourism Ireland; the Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Arnhold Foundation; the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; Northern Ireland Bureau; Invest NI; CIE Tours International; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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