Maestro Ali Akbar Khan’s Annual Birthday Tribute
Friday, April 15, 2011, 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)featuring Aashish Khan, Shujaat Khan, Swapan Chaudhuri, Alam Khan, and many others $22.50 advance / $24.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
April 15 7:00 pm

Join the Ali Akbar College of Music in celebrating its late founder, the brilliant sarode player and composer, Maestro Ali Akbar Khan. The evening concerts feature some of Indian classical music's most celebrated artists: renowned sitarist Shujaat Khan, followed by a jugalbandi (duet) on sarode by Ali Akbar Khan's sons, virtuoso Aashish Khan and young sensation Alam Khan. Accompanying the artists on tabla will be legendary master of percussion Swapan Chaudhuri.

In addition to the evening show, free afternoon performances starting at 2 pm feature North Indian classical vocal and instrument ensembles playing pieces composed by the Maestro, new and original compositions by tabla master Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri presented by the AACM Tabla Ensemble, and concluding with a tabla finale for youth and adults. Extra instruments will be on hand for you and your children to try.

Ali Akbar Khan, the first Indian musician to receive a MacArthur "genius" award, founded three classical indian music schools: the first in Calcutta, India in 1956, the second in Berkeley in 1967, later moving to its present location in San Rafael, and the third in Basel, Switzerland. Through his teaching, performing and devotion to ancient classical music, he touched thousands people around the globe.

Join us for a celebration of the birth of Khansahib, as he is affectionately known, featuring some of the most brilliant and accomplished musicians influenced by his life and work.


Visit the Ali Akbar College of Music website




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