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Gaurav Mazumdar Sitar Master

Date: November 17, 2003 PST Location: Evans Music Auditorium

Evans Music Auditorium

Performance with tabla accompanist

Saturday, October 18, 8 p.m., Evans Music Center

Lewis & Clark College joins Kalakendra in presenting a lecture and demonstration of the features and cultural roots of North Indian (Hindustani) classical music given by the sitar master, Gaurav Mazumdar.

The finest and only Indian to have performed at the Vatican–a rare honor for a musician of the present generation–Gaurav is a disciple of the legendary and world-renowned maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar. aurav has performed for major festivals and venues and has secured an important position as one of the foremost musicians of the present generation. He has collaborated with well-known musicians in India (Carnatic and Hindustani styles) and the West, and is a regular and much sought-after artist at Chennai during the month-long music festival season every year.

A versatile musician, Gaurav’s repertoire ranges from pure classical to semi and light classical, and from experimental to fusion music. Gaurav has many albums to his credit released by leading recording companies both in India and abroad. His concerts have been enjoyed and appreciated by large audiences the world over and have received rave reviews. Besides performing, Gaurav also composes and teaches music to global acclaim.

Tickets: Free advance tickets for Lewis & Clark students and employees at College Bookstore.

Free to Kalakendra members; $15 general in advance; $20 general at door. vailable through TicketsWest 800 992-8499, www.ticketswest.com or through www.indiogram.com

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