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Performance: Vijay Iyer, piano; Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone

Pianist Vijay Iyer and alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa form what the Chicago Tribune calls “one of the great partnerships in jazz.” Iyer, a Grammy nominee, was named 2014 Pianist of the Year by the jazz magazine Downbeat; the year before, he was recognized as a MacArthur Fellow. This concert is a joint presentation of the FreerǀSackler and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC), in conjunction with APAC’s exhibition Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation, on view at the National Museum of Natural History. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC). Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free tickets required. Thursday, July 23, 2015, 7:30 PM.