Richmond Symphony Presents MUSICAL CROSSROADS, Feat. Anoushka Shankar, Tonight
Richmond, Virginia Join the Richmond Symphony at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Center Stage tonight, April 26th at 7pm for a musical journey conducted by Steven Smith, featuring three-time Grammy Award nominated sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar! This concert is a celebration of the variety of international influences on classical music. Currently, this is Ms. Shankar's only East Coast performance scheduled for spring 2014.
Anoushka Shankar studied with her father, the legendary Ravi Shankar, from an early age. By thirteen, she had debuted professionally as a classical sitarist. She has had the honor of performing in many prestigious venues, including over a dozen performances at Carnegie Hall. Anoushka is one of the leading figures in World Music and the first Indian female and youngest-ever Grammy Award nominee in the World Music category.
After the concert, the Richmond Symphony is hosting a special dinner featuring a meet-and-greet with Anoushka at the Marriott. You can choose to add the dinner as an option when purchasing your tickets.
Adult tickets start at just $25 online at richmondsymphony.com or 1.800.514 ETIX. Adult tickets including the special meet-and-greet dinner start at $100.
This concert is co-presented by CenterStage Foundation and sponsored by Altria Group (concert sponsor), MeadWestvaco (concert sponsor) and RVA News (media sponsor).
About Anoushka Shankar: Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is one of the leading figures in World Music today. She is deeply rooted in the Indian classical music she studied exclusively from the age of nine under her father and guru, the legendary Ravi Shankar. In her twenties, after establishing herself as one of the foremost classical sitarists on the world's stage, she began thriving as a composer, exploring fertile ground in the crossover between Indian music and a variety of genres including flamenco, jazz, electronica and Western classical music. Among various accolades she has been thrice nominated for a Grammy® Award and was the youngest, and first female, recipient of a House of Commons Shield from the British House of Parliament in 1999. As a classical sitarist Anoushka Shankar debuted professionally at the age of thirteen and has performed in prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and Carnegie Hall (over a dozen times), and championed her father's orchestral works with the world's leading orchestras under conductors such as Zubin Mehta. Before turning twenty she made three classical sitar records for Angel/EMI under the guidance of her father, and received her first Grammy® nomination, thereby becoming the first Indian female and youngest-ever nominee in the World Music category.