Join International House Alumni for a spring concert in Washington DC featuring Alum Noah Getz ’99 and his trio Conflux as they explore the intersection between Indian Classical music and jazz.
Event details: DC Spring Salon Concert hosted by the I-House Washington DC Area Alumni Committee
Date: Friday, March 30th
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: The Busjeet Residence (Address: 3415 O Street NW, Washington DC – 3 blocks from Georgetown University)
Light refreshments will be served
Due to limited seating early registration is strongly encouraged. RSVP below by Friday, March 16th.
This concert is supported by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts
For questions contact Julie Pape in the Alumni Relations Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-316-8425
Hailed as a “highly skillful and an even more highly adventurous player” (Washington City Paper) with “virtuosity, sensitivity, and beauty of tone” (Fanfare), Noah Getz has performed and lectured worldwide, including appearances at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Carnegie Hall, Zilkha Hall, The Phillips Collection and the 2012 Polish Woodwind Festival in Wolsztyn, Poland. An avid chamber musician, Getz received a first-round Grammy nomination with the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet and has performed with the National Gallery New Music Ensemble, The 21st Century Consort, and the Empyrean Ensemble. His albums Crosscurrents, exploring the intersection of jazz and contemporary classical music, and Still Life were released to rave reviews and are available through Albany Records.
Getz is committed to commissioning and premiering new works for saxophone, including recent collaborations with Aaron Jay Kernis, David Amram and Ken Ueno. His premiere of in every way I remember you at the National Gallery of Art was acclaimed as “spectacular and wonderfully provocative” (Washington Post). He has presented masterclasses, recitals, and lectures at universities and events across the country, including at Peabody Conservatory, Mannes-The New School of Music, and the Aaron Copland School of Music. He is a Musician-In-Residence at American University in Washington, DC.
Deepak Ram is a versatile artist who is well known for his evocative performances in traditional North Indian (Hindustani) Classical Music, his collaborations with musicians of other genres, his innovative compositions and for his excellence as a teacher. Deepak Ram’s first love is north Indian classical music. Indeed, he is an accomplished soloist. He is a delightful and captivating performer, combining technical mastery with personal charm. He has performed in the United States of America (where he is currently based), South Africa, India, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Austria, Germany, Lebanon, Turkey, and Holland and had the honor of accompanying his teacher, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, in Geneva, London, and Paris. Deepak earned a Master’s degree in Music (MMus) from Rhodes University, South Africa, in 1996 for his thesis, “Exploring Syncretism Between Indian and Western Music Through Composition.” Deepak’s versatility is apparent in his numerous collaborations with musicians of various genres. Deepak has eight solo albums to his credit and as a session musician can be heard on movie soundtracks, such as “The Fast and the Furious”, “Matrix Revolutions”, “India, Kingdom of the Tiger”, “Stealth”, and “Before The Rains.” In 2000, Deepak was awarded Best Instrumental Album at the South African Music Awards for his album “Searching for Satyam.” His previous album “Flute for Thought” also saw him being nominated for Best Male Artist and Best Instrumental Album in the 1999 South African Music Awards. Both these albums as well as “Beauty in Diversity” feature Deepak’s compositions and arrangements based on elements of north Indian music. In 2007, The Board of Directors of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce in California selected Ram for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and Humanities.