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Music and Science to Converge At Celebration of Indian Classical Music

May 1, 2019

Music and Science to Converge At Celebration of Indian Classical Music

Internationally acclaimed musician Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande to perform

TROY, N.Y. — Music and science will converge on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute during a two-day celebration of Indian classical music beginning May 2.

The Rensselaer community is invited to two events featuring the award-winning vocalist, and scientist, Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande.

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 4 p.m. in the Jonsson Engineering Center room 3117, Shekhar Garde, dean of the School of Engineering, will host a conversation with Bhide-Deshpande about how science and music intersect in her life. In addition to an accomplished career as a classical vocalist, she also has a doctorate in biochemistry.

The following evening, on Friday, May 3, 2019, at 7 p.m., Bhide-Deshpande will perform in the Howard P. Isermann Auditorium inside the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies. She will be joined by Ramdas Palsule on tabla and Siddhesh Bicholkar on harmonium.

The concert is part of Art_X, a teaching and learning initiative that advances the Rensselaer vision of The New Polytechnic by encouraging students to cross disciplines in order to think, discover, design, and create in new ways. As a musician and scientist, Bhide-Deshpande embodies this approach to learning.

Members of the Rensselaer community interested in attending the conversation on Thursday are asked to please RSVP to Audrey Larkin Zurlo at larkia@rpi.edu.

The events are being co-sponsored by the School of Engineering, the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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(518) 833-4277
hamilr5@rpi.edu

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