Hindustani Concert

Hindustani Music Recital with Shahid Parvez Khan, Sitar

Co-Sponsored by the South Asian Classical Music Society

The DePaul University School of Music welcomes the world renowned musician, Ustad Shahid Parvez, for a special concert of Hindustani music. Khan descends from six generations of sitarists, and he is one of the leading exponents of the Etawah Gharana. He was trained by his father and guru, Ustad Aziz Khan.

Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan’s musical style is distinct. The traditions of the Etawah Gharana have remained vital and productive in Ustadji's hands. His style emphasizes the unique capabilities of the sitar itself, introducing highly energized and rhythmically innovative instrumental play - “tantrakari”. At the same time, he has mastered “gayaki ang” - a style of sitar which transfers the emotional directness and tonal nuance of the human voice to his instrument. It’s this combination of energetic play and sensual emotion that results in a remarkable interplay, and defines his style.

Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan maintains a rigorous worldwide tour schedule and leaves audiences in awe after each performance. He has released hundreds of recordings, performed in all the major music festivals in India, and has toured the US, Europe, Russian, Canada, Middle East, Africa, and Australia.

You may learn more about Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan on his website.

For more information about the South Asian Classical Music Society of Chicago, please visit their Facebook page.

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Concert Hall
800 W Belden Ave

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School of Music, (All) School of Music, World Music


Free but reservations required

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