World-renowned Indian classical musician Ustad Shafaat Khan will present East Meets West as part of the Smith Club Series on Saturday, September 9 at 8 pm at Ravines Wine Cellars, 400 Barracks Road, Geneva.
Door will open at 7 pm. Ravines will offer wines and a bar menu including cheeses, a charcuterie board and vegetable trays available for purchase.
In addition, Ravines will offer their Ravinous Table Food and Wine Experience beginning at 6:30 pm, featuring an Indian cuisine to match the evening’s music. Reservations and more information and reservations can be found at ravineswines.com.
Son of Ustad Imrat Khan and nephew of Ustad Vilayat Khan, Maestro Khan has performed at prestigious concert halls throughout the United States, India, Europe, China, Russia and Japan. He has shared the stage with celebrated performers including Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles, and has had worked with Deepak Chopra in the production of many of his CDs. Khan has distinguished himself by being the first known artist to have attained simultaneous excellence in performing sitar, surbahar (also known as a bass sitar) and tabla (a pair of small drums).
The Washington Post has called Khan “virtuoso… classical purity astonishing… intellectual and poetic… (a) creator as well as (a) performer,” and The Times of London has praised his performance as being “absolutely superb.”
Khan’s Geneva performance will feature himself on sitar, voice and tabla. He will be joined by Tamar Dart on guitar and vocals, Mike Corso on bass guitar and Matthew Megraw on tabla.
Tickets are $19.50 general admission (plus service fee) and are available at the Smith Opera House Box Office, 82 Seneca Street (315 781 5483) or online at thesmith.org.
The Smith Club Series is a small concert project of the Smith Center for the Arts. It brings important artists to interesting venues in and around Geneva for small, intimate performances.
The Smith Center for the Arts is committed to providing arts and educational programming for Finger Lakes residents and visitors, while maintaining its historic home, the Smith Opera House.