Soprano Sherezade Panthaki Headlines Classical Movements’ ‘A Concert for India’

By David Salazar

Classical Movements is set to stream “A Concert for India” on Thursday, May 6, 2021 starting at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

The event will feature a number of major artists including soprano Sherezade Panthaki, classical vocalist Saili Oak, violinist Vijay Gupta, composer Reena Esmail, violinist Priyanka Venkatesh, and pianists Vijay Venkatesh and Eva Schaumkell, among others.

“Like so many other Indians around the world, I have been horrified by the widespread suffering in India due to Covid-19,” Classical Movements’ Indian-born Founder and President Neeta Helms said in a press release. “Wanting to make a difference beyond donations and being in a position at the center of the classical music world for three decades, I reached out to several of the many musicians of Indian origin who are making their mark in the United States and abroad. Knowing the power of music to offer comfort and peace in times of suffering, it is our hope that this will bring some solace to people facing such fear and anxiety.”

Viewers are encouraged to donate to international Indian organizations supporting the fight against COVID-19.

Audiences can stream the showcase on either Classical Movements’ Facebook or YouTube pages.