Ustad Shujat Khan is one of the most prominent sitar players in the present time. He is the torchbearer of the Imdad Khani Lineage as the son and disciple of the legendary maestro. He is known for his lyrical style, dexterity and repertoire.
In January 2000, the Boston Herald listed Khan's concert, along with luminaries like Seiji Ozawa and Luciano Pavarotti, as one of the top 25 upcoming cultural events for the year. Additionally, among the numerous awards and international recognition he has received, Khan's Lost Songs of the Silk Road was honored on Amazon.com's "The 100 Greatest World Music Albums of All Time" list in August 2009.
In 2010, Shujaat Khan worked with Asha Bhosle in releasing Naina Lagai Ke. The two performed in sell out concerts at Royal Festival Hall in London, and at concerts in Birmingham and Leicester. Their album was selected as a "Top Ten Best New Album Release" by the editor of Songlines Magazine and was featured in the magazine's exclusive "Top of the World CD" in 2011.
Pandit Samir Chatterjee's accompaniment on the tabla will be a perfect match, because his tabla is equally known for a "vocal-like quality", to quote New York Times. Although coming from Farukhabad gharana, Samir doesn't hesitate to incorporate technique, tone and repertoire from other gharanas.
"…The highlight was the tabla playing of Samir Chatterjee … with the kind of vivid, exciting performance that draws Western composers to a non-western music in the first place." -Anne Midgette, The New York Times, June 8th, 2006
"The remarkable tabla virtuoso Chatterjee's playing is rather unique among tabla artists as his impeccable mastery of rhythm is expressed with a rather vocal-like quality"…Allan Evans, Rhythm September 1996
Both musicians have played individually in some of the most prestigious venues and occasions in the world. Together they have been playing for several years and every occasions emanates a unique freshness in spirit.
Admission: $50 (center aisle 2nd to 7th row) SOLD OUT
$40 (center aisle 8th to 10th row and side aisles first nine rows)
$25 (center and side aisles rear)
(10% discount for students and seniors with valid ID)
$50 tickets sold out as of 2pm on May 19 2012. $40 and $25 tickets will be available at the door.
Tickets are seat numbered. They will be issued according to the order of purchase. In $40 and $25 center aisle seats will be issued first.
Online ticket purchse closed as of 2 pm on the day of the concert. Tickets purchsed online will be held at the door. A valid photo id along with the transaction receipt will be needed to pick up the ticket/s.