Upcoming Events
  Year 2018


he 19th Chhandayan Annual All-Night Concert of Indian music will be on Saturday, May 12th 8 pm to Sunday, May 13th 5.30 am at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, New York, NY 10023.

Throughout the night
we will be listening to the celestial music from a galaxy of women performers,
most of them flying in from India for this special occasion.It will be our celebration of the contribution of women in Indian music and dance. Please come to experience the incredible beauty of the age-old tradition.

Chhandayan's Annual all-night concert has become one of the high points of Indian classical music to its global audience for the past eighteen years. The effects of Indian ragas and talas, presented from the evening to dawn by some of the finest exponents, unfailingly transport us to a state of euphoria.

Click here for some highlights of past concerts

To further our awareness as to this age-old
tradition of ragas designated to certain times of the day, night and seasons, please listen to the Morning Edition of National Public Radio, WNYC broadcast on September 13th, 2012. Click here to listen

The essence of Indian classical music has never been limited to the entertainment value. It is a profoundly spiritual experience, stimulating areas of our being, otherwise remaining dormant. The musicians performing in this year's all-night concert, in the atmosphere we set up in the space, will create the ultimate probability of evoking the best in ourselves.

We hope you will be there to experience it for yourself.

Welcoming you all,
Eric Phinney,
Director of Program, Chhandayan

Click here to purchase ticket

P.S. This year we are introducing a pre-concert lecture with a Q&A session from 7.15 to 7.45 pm, to enhance understanding and appreciation. The entire concert will  be streamed live. Streaming access can be purchased from our website.

Featuring Artists*

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 Shruti Sadolikar-Katkar

  Hindustani vocal
Amod Dandawate-tabla

Anirban Chakraborty-harmoniumashwine_small 2

Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande

Hindustani vocal

Suryaksh Deshpande-tabla
Kedar Naphade-harmonium

Kathak Dance


Kala Ramnath

(Hindustani violin)

Samir Chatterjee (Tabla)


Anupama Bhagwat


Nitin Mitta (Tabla)


Roopa Mahadevan

(Carnatic vocal)

Anjna Swaminathan (violin)

Abhinav Seetharaman




(Instrumental Ensemble)

Trina Basu (violin)

Amali Premawardhana


Sameer Gupta (tabla)

Perry Wortman (bass)

There will be a Seminar on the Role of Women in Indian Music featuring the main performers from the All-Night Concert on Friday May 11th 4.30-9pm. This seminar will be held at the Chhandayan Center for Indian Music 4 W. 43rd Street #618, NYC.

This program will be streamed live. Click here to purchase access: 
This year’s concert is partially funded by the New York State Council on the Arts:
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Chhandayan also gratefully acknowledges the support of the following individuals towards its sustenance in 2015-16:  A. Bose, A. & S. Dandavate, A. Dutta, A. Sinha, C. Mittra, C. Rao, C. Schaab & J. Hakim, E. White, J. & D. Baker, J. Remiro, K. Gangopadhyay, K. and S. Lakshminarayan, M.  Maggiligan, M. Naylor, N.Rao Paddada, N. Rothenberg, R. Nahata, S. Seth, S. Bose, S. Bose,  S. Chatterjee, S. Gorn, T. Miller, T. Phatak, Drs. V. and S. Khashu, V. Motwani and Zinnia

Chhandayan is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donation to this organization are tax exempt according to IRS rules. 

$45, $60, $70, $110, $250
10% discount on all tickets to students, seniors, Friends of Chhandayan and group purchase of 10 and more.
Tickets will be sold online until 2 pm on the day of the concert, May 12th. After that tickets will be available for purchase at the venue starting at 6.30 pm.

We do not take reservations, nor do we mail tickets.

All tickets sold online and over the phone will be held under the name of the purchaser at the pick-up counter in the hall from 7 pm on the day of the concert.

Tickets will be handed over only to the purchaser on verifying identity.

Unauthorized recording and photography are strictly prohibited. 

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Meals, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase at reasonable price (with cash only) downstairs in the Social Hall of the venue from 6.30 p.m. until early morning. Menu is posted on our site.

No food and drinks are allowed inside the auditorium.
There are plenty of 24/7 parking lots adjacent to the Hall and in the area. The hall is located in the Lincoln Center and Central Park neighborhood. Street Parking may also be available. Please read the street signs carefully before parking on the streets.

Contact Us | Phone: 212-302-0720 / 646 281 4062 | e-mail: chhandayan@tabla.org

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