Known as the "God of Indian Violin," Dr. L. Subramaniam is not only an acclaimed Indian classical violinist, but also an exceptional composer, performer and producer. Subramaniam has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including recordings with Yehudi Menuhin, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Herbie Hancock, Jean Luc Ponty, Corky Siegel and Ravi Coltrane. He combines jazz, occidental, jugalbandis, world music and global fusion, to perform both Karnatic and western classical music, creating a blend that is universal in nature and approach. Dr. L. Subramaniam will kick off the Eye on India Festival Friday, July 8 at 8 p.m. with special guests, the Chicago Children's Choir and Natya Dance Theatre at the Harris Theater.
A unique and colorful extravaganza of Indian culture, the first annual Eye on India festival honors the wealth of India's cultural heritage by showcasing the best of Indian music, theatre, literature, film, traditional health and wellness and visual arts in Millennium Park and surrounding venues including the Harris Theater, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Center and Navy Pier. This extraordinary festival will join Chicago's world class cultural landscape for ten days July 8 - 17, 2011.
Eye on India will feature several free events and workshops, as well as some ticketed events.
Visit the Eye on India Opening Night: Dr. L. Subramaniam, with Chicago Children's Choir and Natya Dance Theatre website: