Bridge Street Theatre Hosts Renowned Sitarist Ustad Shafaat Khan
Experience the vibrant energy and deep serenity of Indian Classical music when Catskill's intimate Bridge Street Theatre hosts "East Meets West", a recital by world-renowned sitar virtuoso Ustad Shafaat Khan, on Sunday November 19 at 2:00pm. Accompanying Maestro Khan in the second half of his program will be Ruby Ostrow on keyboards and vocals, and Coco Bastien on tabla.
Ustad Shafaat Khan, son of Ustad Imrat Kan and nephew of Ustad Vilayat Kahn, has performed worldwide at many prestigious concert halls, music festivals, and universities all over India, America, Europe, China, Russia, and Japan. He recently performed with Stevie Wonder at The Bonnaroo Festival, one of the biggest festivals in the USA, and, in the past, shared a television concert with Ray Charles in Germany. A number of his CDs have been produced by Dr. Deepak Chopra. In the rich history of Indian classical music, Mr. Khan has distinguished himself by being the first known artist to have attained simultaneous excellence performing on the sitar, surbahar, and tabla.
The first half of "East Meets West" is devoted to classical Indian music (solo tabla, sitar and vocals) from the 16th Century to the present. In the second half maestro Khan, Ruby Ostrow, and Coco Bastien will perform a fusion of Eastern and Western music, utilizing sitar, keyboards, tabla, and vocals to forge a bond between vastly different cultural traditions.
"East Meets West" will be presented once only, Sunday November 19th at 2:00 in the afternoon. The theatre is located at 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, NY. Tickets are $20, $10 for patrons age 21 and under, and can be pre-purchased online at BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. Tickets can also be purchased at the door one half hour prior to the performance, subject to availability. For more information, visit BridgeSt.org or call 518-943-3818.