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 Classical Music of India Set for Oct. 22 

 

SPOTLIGHT

10/7/2003

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

CLASSICAL MUSIC OF INDIA SET FOR OCT. 22 AT SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY

           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University will join with national sponsors, including the Center for the Performing Arts of India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations to present a free “Concert of Indian Classical Music” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

          The event, set for Swope Recital Hall, will feature internationally acclaimed Ken Zuckerman, one of the world’s finest sarod performers. He has studies for 20 years under Guru Ali Akbar Hkhan and directs the Ali Akbar College of Music in Switzerland and teaches at the Music Academy of Basel. At the academy, he conducts courses in both North Indian classical music and music of the Middle Ages. Also performing will be Anindo Chatterjee recognized as an outstanding tabla player. He began playing his instrument on radio at age 5 and has accompanied all of the top musicians, touring with many around the world. He holds the 1970 President’s Award and was the first tabla player to perform in the House of Commons. He holds India’s Sangeet Natak (Music and Dance) Academy Award for 2003.

          Addition program sponsors include the University of Pittsburgh and SRU’s Office of International Initiatives,  College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts and University Program Board.

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