San Marcos,
13:11 PM

Free Indian Classical Music Performance, Oct. 25

Media Advisory by Margaret Chantung and Ria Custodio

On Sunday, Oct. 25, the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is pleased to host this semester’s Funes Fund concert, “Sounds of the Ancient,” an Indian classical music performance featuring four ancient instruments of India: the bansuri, the Saraswathi veena, the mridangam and the tabla. The concert, free and open to the public, will be held at 6 p.m. in the University Student Union Ballroom. Complimentary parking in Parking Structure 1 is available for the first 100 cars.

Majumdar is India’s foremost flautist on the bansuri. His music spans a wide range, crossing genres and musical boundaries. Rajasekar is recognized as one of the best Saraswathi veena players of today. She is a consummate artist who has earned a special place in the hearts of audiences around the globe. The master mridangam player Thanjavur K.Murugaboopathi and rising star on the tabla Ajeet Pathak will accompany both musicians.

This event is co-sponsored by the School of Arts music program and the Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego.

For more information, please contact Ria Custodio, CHABSS communications specialist, at

What: “Sounds of the Ancient,” a free and open to the public Indian classical music concert.

When: Sunday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.

Where: CSUSM, University Student Union, Ballroom - 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos.

Directions and Parking: Directions can be found at On-campus parking is available with rates from $3 to $9 depending upon length of stay. It is suggested that attendees of this concert park in Parking Structure 1.

About the Funes Fund

The Funes Fund was established in 1999 to memorialize founding faculty Donald Funes who was the architect of the Visual & Performing Arts program—now the School of Arts—at the CSUSM College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences. As a composer, performer and ethnomusicologist, Funes’ intent was to expose his students to arts from across globe and to expand student access to cultural opportunities. The Funes Fund continues Funes’ vision into perpetuity.