Celebrating One Hundred Years of Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali

Back to all events


Event Details

October 14, 2013 | 4:30 PM | Wilson Auditorium

Free Event

4:30 - 6:45 p.m. - Film Screening, Home and the World (Wilson Hall 104)

6:45 - 7:15 p.m. - Reception & Exhibit (Wilson Auditorium Lobby)

7:30 - 8:45 p.m. - A Garland of Music, Presented by Prabuddha Raha and friends (Wilson Auditorium)

This program is a celebration of the thoughts, poetry, music, and artistry of Rabindranath Tagore, and a commemoration of one hundred years of his Nobel Prize for Literature, for his 'Gitanjali' an Offering in Songs.  In 1913, India’s renaissance poet, Rabindranath Tagore became the first non-European and first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in literature, with his Gitanjali, an offering in songs. Hailed as an internationalist and a humanist, Tagore bridges the East and West through his music, poetry, and writings and celebrates life in unison with God, Nature, Love, Peace, and Humanity.

Through a creative interpretation of Tagore’s poetry and music, Prabuddha Raha, a noted Rabindrasangeet artiste from Calcutta, India, will perform as part of this program.  A music instructor and established television and film playback singer and music director, Raha has represented India at various international settings, including Bangladesh, Singapore, Malaysia, and the United States.

Event Categories

Wilson Auditorium, Wilson Hall, Wilson Hall 104, Special Event