World renowned veena player Nirmala Rajasekar will perform a recital at 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, in the Brady Educational Center auditorium. Rajasekar’s performance, titled “On the banks of the rivers Ganga and Cauvery,” is part of the St. Thomas Sacred Arts Festival, which carries the theme Sacred Water.

Nirmala Rajasekar

Nirmala Rajasekar

The veena is a stringed instrument that dates back to the Vedic period, c. 1500 B.C., and Nirmala Rajasekar has played it in venues throughout the world. Recipient of a Bush artistic fellowship as well as a McKnight fellowship, Rajasekar is known for her talents in exploring South Indian Classical (Carnatic) music and her skills in creating collaborative projects with other music traditions, including western classical music and jazz.

For more information visit Rajasekar’s website.