HEVREH Ensemble
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Education Projects

Outreach is an important part of Hevreh Ensemble’s mission. We owe our success to the amazing teachers who nurtured us and encouraged our musical development. We also recognize that not every child has access to the same educational opportunities we had and we strive to provide meaningful musical experiences for as many children as possible. We host residencies and master classes for students ranging from elementary school to college age.

Sessions for younger children may include short programs that encourage student engagement. We work with elementary and middle schools to develop interdisciplinary programs that incorporate dance and visual art.

Hevreh Ensemble can also work with high school and college educators to tailor programs to students’ areas of interest. Past programs have included workshops on composition, improvisation, chamber music performance, woodwind performance, and Native American flute.


The Hevreh Ensemble presented a Children's Concert for PS 199 in Brooklyn, made possible by a grant from Hofstra University & The D'Addario Foundation. Video by Bess Adler and edited by Kholood Eid.

The Hevreh Ensemble provided our students with the opportunity to see and experience the joy of making music and what it means to be a musician.
— Rosalia Bacarella, Principal, PS 199 (Brooklyn, NY)

An Exciting New Addition

We excited and honored to announce that the Tabla player Naren Budhkar will join us as our new Guest Artist.

Naren is a versatile Tabla player who has accompanied great maestros of Indian Classical music.

 He has also contributed his tabla to varied music genres including pop,rock, Irish Celtic and jazz. Notably, he collaborated  with Bobby Mc Ferrin at the "Notes and Neurons" event and also did a recording with Alicia Keys

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Naren also performed with the acclaimed Alvin Ailey Dance company for which he was cited in the New York Times. He has played at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Metropolitan museum, Getty museum, Indian Ambassador's residence, the U.S.Open tennis stadium and also abroad including France, Czech republic and Scandinavia.  He toured with the legendary minimalist composer La Monte Young for concerts in Germany for which he was cited in the Guardian, U.K. Naren also created a percussion C.D. with conga maestro Paoli Mejias which was nominated for the Latin Grammy awards.