Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan – In Concert

** An Affiliated Event
November 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
McLeod Hall Auditorium (UVA Nursing School)

UVA’s chapter of the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth presents an evening of Indian classical music on Saturday, November 2nd at McLeod Hall. The event will feature internationally-acclaimed sitarist Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan and Amit Kavthekar on tabla.

Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan is widely recognized as one of the greatest sitar players in 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. Shahid Parvez Khan’s music 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 music emanates from the highly charged sound he conjures on stage. He emphasizes the unique capabilities of the 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.

The concert will be preceded by a reception from 6-7pm featuring free Indian snacks. The program is free and open to the public and parking is available in the South Garage, near the McLeod Hall. Please join us on November 2nd to experience the beauty and richness of Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan’s music. This event also features Amit Kavthekar on tabla.

Concert details:
Date: Saturday, November 2nd 
Time: 6-7pm reception with Indian snacks; 7-9:30pm concert
Place: McLeod Hall (Nursing School), 202 Jeanette Lancaster Way, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Free Parking: Available in the nearby South Garage parking lot

The concert is FREE and open to the public.

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This concert is made possible by support from: Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation, College Council, Contemplative Sciences Center, Cultural Programming Board, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of Music, Department of Religious Studies, Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures, International Studies Office, Office for Diversity and Equity, Office of the Dean of Students, South Asia Center, UVA Alumni Association, UVA Inn at Darden, UVA Student Council, Vice President for Student Affairs, Vice Provost for the Arts



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