Sunday Concerts: Irshad Khan World Ensemble


Irshad Khan ImageDetails: The Irshad Khan World Ensemble is a unique collaboration of Western and Indian musicians playing a blend of Indian, Latin and Jazz music. The instrumentation is Sitar (Indian Instrument), Guitar, Saxophone, Double Bass, Keyboard, Drums and Tabla (Indian percussion). While staying true to his distinct sitar sound, Irshad Khan has an unmatched ability to melodically and harmonically unite world instruments within his own compositions.


Irshad Khan is one of the foremost representatives of a long musical heritage in India. He is internationally recognized as one of the greatest living sitar players, and as the leading surbahar (bass sitar) exponent of his generation. Irshad’s individual stamp in both these instruments ascends from the distinctiveness of his technique and mastery of his instrument. His unique style makes Irshad Khan one of today’s most dynamic musicians of the world, whether performing familiar works from the traditional ragas, or exploring cultures and musical forms outside of the Indian classical tradition, Irshad strives to play music that stimulates the imagination and he has brought that passion for his music to festivals and concert halls all over the world from North America to the EU to Europe and Asia.


When: Sun., Oct. 26, 2014, 3 pm
Where: Great Hall, Hart House
Cost: Free

Sunday Concerts IconSunday Concerts is Hart House’s venerable concert series, making music and history in the majesty of the Great Hall since 1922. Through Canadian music icons such as Glenn Gould and Anton Kuerti to new musical voices and world music traditions, the Sunday Concert series offers patrons a chance to experience a delightful and adventurous musical journey in an environment where in the spirit of the Hart House vision ‘all rhythms, voices and traditions converge.’

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