Arjun Verma

Arjun Verma, Sitar

November 4, 2022 • 7:30 PM

First United Methodist Church
66 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820

Arjun has spent his entire life steeped in the tradition of North Indian Classical Music. The son of internationally performing but Oneonta-based sitarist Roop Verma, who was a disciple of Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar, Arjun began learning sitar from his father at age five. Having studied the Maihar Gharana style of Hindustani classical music, and influenced by innovative sitar techniques inspired by the Maestro as well as by sitarist Nikhil Banerjee, Arjun performs in a style encompassing the deeply contemplative as well as the exhilarating elements of Indian music.

Arjun will be accompanied by Naren Budhakar on tabla.

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Sponsored by Community Bank and Endwell Rug & Floor


Plus FREE!  SPECIAL PRESENTATION:  On Wednesday, November 2,  7:00 to 8:30 pm, Arjun Verma and Naren Budhakar will give a free public lecture/demonstration on “North Indian Classical Music: The Spontaneity of Creation” at SUNY Oneonta Music Department, Fine Arts Bldg., Room 212 (chorus room).  This experiential workshop, in preparation for the concert, will offer an inside look at one of the great classical music traditions of the world, delving into the building blocks of the music as well as its traditional teaching methods — an opportunity to understand and experience this powerful approach to music.  Sponsored by The Catskill Conservatory, the SUNY Oneonta Music Department, and the Oneonta Concert Association.  For more information contact Carleton Clay,, or call the SUNY Music Department at (607) 436-3415.


Naren Budhakar