Shujaat Khan, sitar with Samir Chatterjee, sitar

Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 7:30pm

Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)


Shujaat Husain Khan is perhaps the greatest North Indian classical musician of his generation. He belongs to the Imdad Khan gharana (tradition) of the sitar (lute) and is the seventh in the unbroken line from his family that has produced many musical masters. His style known as the gayaki ang, is imitative of the subtleties of the human voice. 

Shujaat Husain Khan is the son and disciple of master sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan. His musical pedigree continues back through his grandfather, Ustad Inayat Khan; his great-grandfather, Ustad Imdad Khan; and his great-great-grandfather, Ustad Sahebdad Khan—all leading artists of their generations. 

 

Samir Chatterjee is a very well-known Indian musician, specializing in tabla. He performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo in 2007. His compositions and writings are widely acclaimed. He can be heard on numerous recordings as a soloist, as well as accompanying many of India’s greatest musicians, and in collaboration with western musicians of outstanding caliber. 


He has become a catalyst in the fusion of Indian and Western music, performing with Pauline Oliveros, William Parker, Branford Marsalis, Ravi Coltrane, Dave Douglas, Myra Melford, Steve Gorn, Glen Velez, Boby Sanabria, Ben Verdery, Dance Theater of Harlem, Boston Philharmonic, Ethos Percussion group, Da Capo Chamber Orchestra, Boston Musica Viva and other jazz, classical and avant guard musicians and ensembles.  He is the founder-director of New York-based Chhandayan, an organization promoting and preserving Indian music and culture. He teaches at Yale University, University of Pittsburgh, Manhattan School of Music, New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and University of Bridgeport (Connecticut).  He has authored two significant books on Indian music, A Study of Tabla and Music of India. He lives in the New York-New Jersey area.

 

Samir Chatterjee is a very well-known Indian musician, specializing in tabla. He performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo in 2007. His compositions and writings are widely acclaimed. He can be heard on numerous recordings as a soloist, as well as accompanying many of India’s greatest musicians, and in collaboration with western musicians of outstanding caliber. He has become a catalyst in the fusion of Indian and Western music, performing with Pauline Oliveros, William Parker, Branford Marsalis, Ravi Coltrane, Dave Douglas, Myra Melford, Steve Gorn, Glen Velez, Boby Sanabria, Ben Verdery, Dance Theater of Harlem, Boston Philharmonic, Ethos Percussion group, Da Capo Chamber Orchestra, Boston Musica Viva and other jazz, classical and avant guard musicians and ensembles.  

 

He is the founder-director of New York-based Chhandayan, an organization promoting and preserving Indian music and culture. He teaches at Yale University, University of Pittsburgh, Manhattan School of Music, New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and University of Bridgeport (Connecticut).  He has authored two significant books on Indian music, A Study of Tabla and Music of India. He lives in the New York-New Jersey area.

 

 

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This concert is presented by the UCSC Music Department and is funded by the Ali Akbar Khan Endowment for Classical Indian Music and by the Kamil and Talat Hasan Endowed Chair for Classical Indian Music (UCSC). 

 

Tickets on sale at santacruztickets.com at the UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159) and Santa Cruz Civic (832-420-5260) 

$10 general

$8 seniors (62+)

$6 students w/ ID and youth

Half-price for UCSC students: $3 (UCSC students w/ valid ID purchase may purchase a student ticket in advance at the UCSC Ticket Office or before 7:00PM at the door) 

 

Doors open at 7:00PM. Concerts starts at 7:30PM

Parking $3