IN-PERSON Hindustani Classical Sitar Concert
by Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan (Sitar) and Aditya Kalyanpur (Tabla)
A Shadaj event in collaboration with Lexington Community Education (LCE) with support from Community Endowment of Lexington and Mass Cultural Council.
When: Saturday, May 14th, 8pm ET
Tickets: $30 (FREE for members - Become a Shadaj member! and Students with ID)
Venue: Follen , 755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420
Please allow sufficient time to , register, have , socialize and be seated before 7.45 pm
You can enjoy Indian vegetarian food at the venue from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Pre- your food from the vendor "Bombay Brunch" using the links below. At the venue, you can pick up your pre-ordered food in labeled boxes. Please note that the vendor will NOT be selling additional food at the venue, so make sure you place your online by Thursday May 12th.
Free parking is available behind the at Waldorf parking lot, in front of the and on Massachusetts Avenue. Please allow sufficient time to find parking and walk up to the registration desk.
Shrinivas Sane: 508-494-4160 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Milind Ranade: 409-201-7110 (email@example.com)
Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan is widely recognized as one of the greatest sitar players of the world. The recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Government of India's Padma Shri and the Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Shahid Parvez Khan regularly tours across India, Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, enthralling audiences everywhere. Ustad Shahid Parvez’s is both novel and evolving. His unique tone and astute artistic sense have become his hallmark as a respected performer and composer. The power of his emanates from the highly charged sound he conjures on stage. He emphasizes the unique capabilities of this sitar itself while drawing upon numerous musical influences easily recognizable to a knowing ear. He has achieved success in not only preserving tradition, but also pushing its boundaries to even greater heights of aesthetic beauty. Shahid Parvez Khan represents the seventh generation of the sitar’s first family, the Etawah Gharana. A very young Shahid Parvez was initiated into the rich traditions of the Gharana by his father and guru, Ustad Aziz Khan - the famous and son of legendary sitar and surbahar virtuoso Ustad Waheed Khan. His family has produced the most revered and influential figures in Hindustani Classical including Ustad Sahabdad Khan, Ustad Imdad Khan, Ustad Enayet Khan, and Ustad Vilayat Khan.
With Aditya Kalyanpur’s trademark blend of technical brilliance, creative improvisations and high-octane showmanship, this award-winning tabla virtuoso’s performances instantly connect with, and captivate audiences worldwide. Kalyanpur is noted to be coined as the original pioneer of recreating the colorful tabla, thus innovating, “a more colorful expression.” At the same time, Kalyanpur’s performances reflect his versatility and keenness to break through conventional ‘borders.’ Kalyanpur has uniquely gone on to acquire in-depth knowledge across various gharanas and schools of playing. Furthermore, he is in his element when adapting masterfully to any musical context, be it complementing a sitar or jazz guitar, and/or collaborating with artistes across genres, from jazz to pop, rap to rock! For the child prodigy who could replicate intricate rhythmic patterns on his first tabla at the age of 3, there was no going back. Kalyanpur’s training began from none other than the legendary late Ustad Allah Rakha and later his son Ustad Zakir Hussain.