Sun, May 1, 2011 • 5:00 PM • South Performing Arts Center, 2150 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar park TX 78613
India Fine Arts is pleased to inform that we will be presenting two of India' musical icons Padmavibushan Shivkumar Sarma and Padmavibushan Ustad Zakir Hussain. These two musical icons are coming togther to Austin after seven years and this will be the only show in Texas .
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma- Santoor
Ustad Zakir Hussain- Tabla
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011 @ 5 P.M.
South Performing Arts Center
(Cedar Park High School)
2150, Cypress Creek Road
Cedar park, TX, 78613
Pandit Shivkumar Sharmais a very famous classical musician who has acquired international fame by playing the classical instrument, Santoor. The Santoor is a trapezoid-shaped hammered dulcimer often made of walnut wood and has 72 strings, which are struck with two delicate carved wooden mallets. The santoor is essentially a folk instrument that originated in the Kashmir Valley, which was given the status of a classical instrument due to the persistent efforts of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. Reaching at this level in life was not easy for him and it is becauseof the determination of Shivkumar Sharma that the Santoor is a popular classical instrument. Shivkumar Sharma has collaborated with many musicians like Zakir Hussain and Hariprasad Chaurasiya. . He also composed music for Hindi films like "Darr", "Silsila", "Lamhe", etc. Some of his famous albums are Call of the Valley, Sampradaya, Elements: Water, Music of the Mountains, Megh Malhar, etc. His son Rahul is also a famous Santoor player. Shivkumar Sharma is the recipient of many prestigious awards like Padmashree, Padma Vibhushan, Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Honorary Doctorate from the Universityof Jammu, Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Award, Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar, etc. He also has an honorary citizenship of the city of Baltimore, USA. This flawless musician truly deserves these honors and more.
Zakir Hussainr has been the recipient of many awards and titles, including Padma Bhushan (2002); Padma Shri (1988); the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1991); Kalidas Samman (2006); the 1999 National Heritage Fellowship, this country's highest honor for achievement in the traditional arts; the Bay Area Isadora Duncan Award (1998-1999); and Grammy Awards for Best World Music Album (Planet Drum in 1992 and Global Drum Project with Mickey Hart, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo in 2009). He has also been a chief architect of the world music movement with his prodigious collaborations, including Shakti (which he founded with John McLauglin and L. Shankar), Remember Shakti, The Diga Rhythm Band, Planet Drum (with Mickey Hart), and Sangam (with Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland). Zakir has recorded many albums and soundtracks, and received widespread recognition as a composer. He wrote soundtracks for Ismail Merchant's In Custody and The Mystic Masseur, and Bertolucci's Little Buddha, in addition to Vanaprastham (The Last Dance), Saaz, and Everybody Says I'm Fine. He was commissioned to write music for Mark Morris's Kolam (which premiered in Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project), Alonzo King's Lines Ballet, and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.In 2006, Triple Concerto for Banjo, Bass, and Tabla, a work Zakir co-composed with Edgar Meyer and BÉla Fleck, was performed by the trio with the Nashville Symphony at the gala opening of the Schermerhorn Symphony Hall in Nashville . In 2007, Zakir was chosen by the government of India to compose an anthem to celebrate India's 60th year of independence.
$100 (V.I.P); $75 (reserved); $50 (block reserved);30 (general
admission); $15(Students & seniors))
Patrons: Family patrons get two free block reserved tickets ; Single patron get one block reserved ticket free.
Regular members: Family members get two general admission tickets free: Single member get one free ticket..
Tickets on line: www.austinifa.org -or www.sulekha.com/austin
Tickets are also avaialable with Ambika Grocery Stores in Roundrock, TX.