Ravi Shankar's May 19, 2011 performance at Davies Symphony Hall has been rescheduled due to visa complications with a member of his ensemble. The performance will be on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 8pm. Tickets that were issued for the original October 27, 2010 date, or the May 19 date, will be valid for entry on October 7. Additional seats are also now available.
Perhaps the most famous person from India and the world’s most important sitar player, Ravi Shankar has been a legend since the ‘60s — and his prominence has only continued to grow. He was the first Indian musician to have a profound impact on the West and his influence on music history cannot be overstated, inspiring artists including The Beatles and John Coltrane. Bringing a nearly superhuman level of musical sophistication and joyous expressiveness to each recording and performance, Shankar was a defining presence at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and the famed Concert For Bangladesh. His work with classical violin virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin won critical acclaim and collaborations with George Harrison brought even higher worldwide recognition, elevating his celebrity to that of a rock star. Over his stunning career, the maestro has received three Grammy Awards and an Academy Award nomination for his unforgettable score to Richard Attenborough’s epic masterpiece, Gandhi. At 91, Ravi Shankar has continued to be India’s chief musical ambassador, still performing worldwide with his wondrous technique.
Ravi Shankar sitar
Parimal Sadaphal sitar
Ravichandra Kulur flute
Tanmoy Bose tabla
Samir Chatterjee tabla, percussion