News/Events


UPCOMING:

Spring/Summer 2020:

Live-stream event for Downtown Houston and Historic Market Square

Performance on sitar (Shane Monds) and tabla (Shantilal Shah)

DUE TO AN ILLNESS; THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED (ORIGINAL DATE JUNE 20, 2020, NOW TBD — stay tuned for updates!)

The performance will be live-streamed from Downtown Houston (https://www.facebook.com/visitdowntownhouston/), and Historic Market Square (https://facebook.com/historicmarketsquarehouston/). Like and/or follow one of their pages to get free access.

RECENT EVENTS and PROJECTS:

Winter 2019/2020:

  • Premiere of new string trio “Stages” at the Houston Contemporary Craft Museum. This work was commissioned by the Kinetic Ensemble in collaboration with artist Nathalie Miebach.

Summer 2019:

  • Performances on sitar/surbahar with Indian classical vocalist Mandar Phatak — July 15 (Live Oaks Meeting House, Houston Heights) – More info

Spring 2019:

  • Dr. Monds is now teaching at The Overture School of Music (Houston, TX) in piano and classical guitar
  • New work,¬†Laurel, for percussion nonet completed commissioned by Dr. Brady Spitz
  • Sitar performances at Durgabari (Houston, TX) and the Stafford Community Center for the Indian Music Society¬†Ghar Bhaitak

Winter 2019:

  • October 2018 to January 2019 – Residency in India (Mumbai and Kolkata) for Wagoner Research Grant

Fall 2018:

    • 30 November 2018 – Stude Concert Hall (Houston, TX) – Premiere of Submarinul Iertat with the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra

Recording now available:

Summer 2018:

  • New collaboration with the Bayou Bend Gardens (Museum of Fine Arts Houston) announced. More updates forth coming on a “walking concert experience” through the gardens.

Spring 2018:

  • Recipient of the 2018 Cooper Prize for Orchestral Compositions (Rice University) for Submarinul Iertat for large orchestra
  • Recipient of a Wagoner Foreign Research Grant through Rice University supporting new research in North Indian Classical instrumental music particularly on contemporary trends in the Imdadkhani sitar gharana
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