North Creek Ustad Shafaat Khan, world-reknown classical Indian musician, will perform a concert at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek on Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. His music will demonstrate his virtuosity on the Sitar, Surbahar, and Tabla. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students.
Khan debuted at the age of 11 in the King’s Lynn Festival opened by the Queen Mother. Since then he has performed worldwide at many prestigious concert halls, music festivals, and universities in India, Pakistan, Japan, Russia, China, Malaysia, UK, Germany, France, and Italy. He has played at events that were inaugurated by numerous dignitaries, including Presidents and Prime Ministers of various countries around the world. He has also performed in almost all the major cities in the US. Through his music he has helped raise money for various charitable purposes, including concerts for world peace, flood victims, disabled children, battered women, and tsunami victims.
Khan’s musical heritage can be traced back to the 16th century to the court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. He is the son of the legendary Sitar and Surbahar Maestro Ustad Imrat Khan and nephew of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan.
Khan’s performance is made possible through Upper Hudson Musical Arts and a grant from the New York State Council of the Arts.