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“Crossed barriers of language, culture, uniting people through music and melody…The power of their performance rocked the hall.”

Times of India

“A first of its kind truly spectacular international music experience!”

The Asian Age

“Absolutely stunning, with all five musicians leaving the audiences enthralled.”

Hindustan Times

Strings For Peace was performed in India in February 2019 with Sharon Isbin, Amaan Ali Bangash, and Ayaan Ali Bangash. The world premiere with Amjad Ali Khan will take place in summer 2020.

“The sarod and the guitar belong to a common family of stringed musical instruments. Through this collaboration, we strive to preserve the essence of both Indian and Western traditions so they can flow into each other without artistic compromise. Each of the artists brings the spirit of sharing the great unique treasures of their own artistic traditions, as well as finding common ground in Ragas and Medieval modes. The idea is to achieve a cross-fertilization at both the cellular and cosmic levels of two classical music traditions, which are often held to be radically different. This is a blissful dream of a project, infused with the unique amalgamated contributions of artists united under a common aegis, regardless of their diverse backgrounds, cultures, traditions, generations, genders, religions, upbringing, and career paths.” Amjad Ali Khan

“It is an honor and joy to perform Strings for Peace! The music Amjad Ali Khan has composed for guitar and sarod is sheer genius, and I don’t use this term lightly. In an amazing way, it interweaves our varied musical, spiritual and artistic traditions with mystical beauty, creativity, grace and great emotion.” Sharon Isbin

Program
SPANISH WORK FOR SOLO GUITAR
Sharon Isbin
AMJAD ALI KHAN: SACRED EVENING
Ayaan Ali Bangash and Sharon Isbin
AMJAD ALI KHAN: BY THE MOON
Amaan Ali Bangash and Sharon Isbin
Raga and Folk Music
Amjad Ali Khan
AMJAD ALI KHAN: Romancing Earth
Full Ensemble

Subject to change.