For Immediate Release: March 30th 2009
Virasat Foundation Presents a Concert of Indian Classical Music
Surrey, B.C. – Virasat Foundation is proud to announce their upcoming concert of Indian Classical Music on Sunday April 26th 2009 at 6pm at North Surrey Secondary School Theatre, 15945 96 Ave, Surrey, BC. The concert will be featuring Ustad Shujaat Khan (sitar), Partha Sarathi Mukherjee (tabla) and students of Virasat Foundation.
Ustad Shujaat Khan is one of the most acclaimed North Indian classical musicians of his generation. The son and disciple of the legendary sitar maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan, he is the seventh generation in an unbroken line of the prominent Imdad Khan Gharana, a family which has made significant contribution to the history of Indian Classical Music. Ustad Shujaat Khan is known both for his mastery of the sitar and for his exceptional voice. For more than 25 years, he has toured the world, giving concerts, lecture demonstrations, and master classes, including appearances at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York and Congress Hall in Berlin.
Partha Sarathi Mukherjee is a popular and brilliant tabla player from India who has played extensively all over the world. He received his initial training from his father Sri Ashok Kumar Mukherjee and then became the disciple of the legendary tabla maestro and doyen of the Benares Gharana, Pandit Samta Prasad. A versatile and highly skilled musician, Partha Sarathi has traveled extensively within India and abroad performing in major festivals with an array of internationally reputed artists such as Begum Parveen Sultana, Ustad Imrat Khan and Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra to name a few. Since September 2008 he is associated with Virasat Foundation and has been teaching tabla to students of the Lower Mainland in BC.
Virasat Foundation is delighted to be presenting this concert and welcomes everyone to attend. This will be an opportunity to listen to the sitar at it’s very best. Students of Virasat Foundation will also be presenting classical vocal and tabla solo items. A fine selection of Indian Classical Music CD’s of the artists will be available for purchase at the concert. Please contact Virasat Foundation in advance for tickets.
About Virasat Foundation:
Virasat Foundation is an organisation dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich culture, traditions and heritage of India. Virasat means what belongs to all of us, what has been handed over to us by earlier generations and that which we have to hold on to and pass on to the next generations. It is this Virasat that makes us what we are and will contribute to our next generation what they will be. Our mission is to preserve, promote and develop what is best in Virasat in its full grandeur and hand over to our coming generations a treasure greater than what our last generations handed over to us. This includes providing a climate for holding concerts, seminars and various social activities, perpetuating the cultural aspects such as Indian classical music, folk music, fine arts, etc., conducting educational programs, promoting Indian languages and traditional medicines and other services to the community.
For Further Information:
Ranjit S. Kalsi 604 562 4122 or Jaspal S. Randhawa 604 897 4512