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Indian Classical Music Concert Series

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Music Department

Nishat Khan is one of the leading classical musicians from India. Coming from a long lineage of hereditary musicians, he is one of the premier sitarists performing today. Undeniably one of the foremost virtuosos of the sitar, Nishat Khan transcends all musical barriers with his provocative emotional expression and supreme technical mastery. Heir to one of India’s most renowned musical families (he studied with his father Imrat Khan), Nishat Khan integrates the discipline and technique of his ancestors with his own distinctive musical approach. Having performed since the tender age of seven, his extraordinary command of the instrument is awe inspiring. In Western contexts Nishat Khan’s virtuosity has been compared to that of Jimi Hendrix (Chicago Sun-Times) and J. S. Bach (Washington Times) because of the ingenious, very personal interpretation of his musical heritage.

Funded by the Kamil and Talat Hasan Endowed Chair for Classical Indian Music (UCSC) and by the Ali Akbar Khan Endowment for Classical Indian Music

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$10 adult
$ 8 seniors (62+)
$ 8 UCSC alumni association members
$ 4 UCSC staff & faculty w/ ID 
$ 4 youth & students w/ ID

The Recital Hall has 386 fixed seats and offers space for 5 wheelchairs and guests/companions.
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Ticket window opens 1 hour prior to event start time for those wishing to send tickets to Will Call and pick up in line at the event.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Parking $4.