Presented by South Asia Institute with our community partners, Mandala South Asian Performing Arts, Chicago Philharmonic, and Rogers Park Business Alliance.
A Grammy-nominated virtuoso of the sitar for over 30 years, Gaurav Mazumdar has been offering audiences around the world compelling experiences with one of the world's most ancient and sacred traditions, Indian Classical Music. He has championed the preservation of the art form through his performances and educational initiatives and like his longtime teacher and guru, the legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar, he has been committed to expanding cross-cultural exchanges through his music. Mazumdar has performed with Daniel Hope, Philip Glass, Kenny Werner and George Harrison. He is the only Indian artist to perform at the Vatican in Italy.
At this concert Mazumdar will honor his guru Ravi Shankar by emphasizing his musical recordings. In between compositions, he will share his fond memories of Shankar, who is fondly remembered today as the "godfather of world music”.