The Mishras play at Cawston Hall May 9

The Strains of classical Indian sitar will flow through Cawston Community Hall on Thursday evening, May 9 at 7 p.m.

The Strains of classical Indian sitar will flow through Cawston Community Hall on Thursday evening, May 9 at 7 p.m.

From the ancient Indian City of Benares, “The Mishras” bring classical North Indian Ragas and meditative music to the Cawston Community Hall.

This 11th generation of musicians has been periodic visitors to the Lower Similkameen since 2004. They are Pandit Shivnath Mishra (the father), Deobrat Mishra ( the son) along with Prashant Mishra (grandson) on tabla.

The thrill for listeners in this live concert is to enjoy the precise and complex rendition of set pieces and then to hear these roll into improvised sitar to sitar and sitar to tabla conversation, joyous and remaining within the discipline of classical sitar tradition.

Sitar enjoyed forty years of North American exposure through the concerts hit albums of Ravi Shankar. Shankar died last December at 92 and was honored this year at The Grammies.

The Mithras evokes that special response to sitar and tabla in their unique renderings.

Tickets for The Mishras are $15 and available in advance at the Cawston Marketplace and Similkameen Agencies in Keremeos.

Some tickets will be  at the door.  Out of towners may call 250-499-5417 to reserve.

Enjoy wooden chairs. Bring a pillow.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 at Cawston Hall.