Amjad Ali Khan: Sarod Trilogy

Amjad Ali Khan: Sarod Trilogy

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

$35 general public; $33 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18

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“One of the 20th century’s greatest masters of the sarod.”
Songlines World Music Magazine (United Kingdom)

GRAMMY Award-nominated sarod (19-stringed instrument) master Amjad Ali Khan gave his first performance at the age of six.  He was born into the sixth generation of the illustrious lineage of the Senia-Bangash school of music, and is credited with reinventing the technique of playing the sarod, which means "melody" in Persian. His career has spanned more than six decades, with performances throughout the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Austria, Romania, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Norway, China, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. At Wesleyan, he will be joined by his sarod-playing sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, along with tabla player Amit Kavthekar.

There will be a free lecture / demonstration on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 4:30pm in Ring Family Performing Arts Hall with Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash, and Ayaan Ali Bangash - an interactive presentation of the fundamental concepts of Indian classical music, and how the practice of composition continually helps to preserve both tradition and musical technique.

These events are part of the 43rd annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

Image by Suvo Das.

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Navaratri Festival Subscriptions include all three ticketed performances and will be available for $50 for the general public, senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, and non-Wesleyan students. The Wesleyan University Box Office opens for walk-up and phone sales at 860-685-3355 on Monday, August 26, 2019. Offer ends Friday, October 11, 2019.

Support the Navaratri Festival
This year we ask you to consider a donation to honor the legacy of this longstanding tradition and to ensure that the Navaratri Festival continues for future generations. The India Arts Foundation (IAF), founded by Madhu Reddy and other artists, has been a long-standing supporter of the Navaratri Festival as well as other arts initiatives in Connecticut. IAF’s mission is to nurture, promote, and celebrate the vibrant traditions of India in America, by supporting and bringing the work of teachers, students, and practitioners, scholars, and arts organizations to wider audiences.

This year, we are asking the community to make a donation to Wesleyan University in support of the festival. IAF will generously match community donations up to $50,000 total. All donations are tax deductible and will support the festival to ensure its continuation. Donors are invited to a post-show reception in World Music Hall at Wesleyan with Amjad Ali Khan on Sunday, October 13.

If you would like to make a donation, checks should be made out to Wesleyan University, with a note that your gift is to support the Navaratri Festival:

Office of Advancement
Wesleyan University
291 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Or you can donate online here.