Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia

Sacred Traditions: An Evening of Classical Indian Music

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Cost: $30 general admission; $20 students

Living legend and virtuoso Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia performs an evening of music on one of the world’s most ancient instruments – the North Indian bansuri flute. His consummate artistry and inimitable style – renowned for its soulful, meditative, and mystical qualities – have delighted audiences around the world for over forty years. In this performance, Hariprasad will be accompanied by his disciple Sunil Avchat on second bansuri flute and Subhankar Banerjee, one of India’s foremost tabla players.

Widely praised for his outstanding contribution to the popularization of Indian classical music abroad, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is a recipient of multiple awards including the Padma Vibhushan – the second-highest civilian award in India. As an ambassador of peace, he has performed in many major concerts worldwide, including the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo. In 1996, Hariprasad established the Brindavan Gurukul in Mumbai, an academy dedicated to the teaching and promotion of performing arts. He currently heads the world music department at Rotterdam Music Conservatory in the Netherlands.

Presented by the Skirball Cultural Center.

Cost: $30 general admission; $20 students

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