Strings for Peace featuring Sharon Isbin and Maestro Amjad Ali Khan

“Only seven music notes have connected the whole world. Music has connected the world.” – Maestro Amjad Ali Khan.

A hypnotic exchange of ideas, cultures and values, Strings for Peace is a concert that fuses North American classical guitar with North Indian classical sarod, featuring world-famous masters in each field: Maestro Amjad Ali Khan and Juilliard School guitar department founder Sharon Isbin. Joined by Khan’s virtuosic sons, Ayaan Ali Bangash and Amaan Ali Bangash, Strings for Peace is a rare opportunity to hear the Indian style known as ragas performed in the majestic Jack Singer Concert Hall. Calgary music lovers are invited to an evening of intimate and exquisite music that crosses barriers, connects cultures, and establishes new foundations for understanding and collaboration.

“The music Amjad Ali Khan has composed for guitar and sarod is sheer genius, and I don’t use that 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

Pre-Show & Intermission Lobby Performance by: Raj Rangayyan and Sujeev Chohan