An Evening With Maestro Ravi Shankar At the Long Beach Terrace Theater March 25th
2012-03-07 · By Editor
Maestro Ravi Shankar, the legendary sitarist and world music phenomenon, will mesmerize the Long Beach Terrace Theater on Sunday, March 25th at 7:30PM. This event is a promotion of the Ravi Shankar Foundation.
Shankar is India’s most esteemed musical ambassador and prodigious composer. He is a true icon in the classical music worlds of East and West. As a performer, teacher and writer ,Shankar has done more for Indian music than any other musician. He is well known for his pioneering work in bringing Indian music to the West. “Ravi Shankar is the Godfather of World Music.” – George Harrison
“It may be hard to imagine that one person through the force of his talent, energy and musical personality could have almost single-handedly altered the course of contemporary music in its broadest sense. But that is actually and simply what happened.”- Philip Glass
Always ahead of his time, Shankar has authored violin-sitar compositions for Yehudi Menuhin. He’s written music for flute virtuoso Jean Pierre Rampal, Japan’s celebrated Shakuhachi player Hozan Yamamotoand for Russian Maestro Mstislav Rostropovich. He has also collaborated with high-profile composer Phillip Glass (Passages). George Harrison produced and participated in three of Shankar’s albums, “Shankar Family & Friends”, “Festival of India” and “Chants of India.” Shankar has also composed for ballets and films in India, Canada, Europe and the United States.
“It’s a true honor to host one of the world’s most prestigious musical pioneers,” said Dan Spellens, Director of Theaters & Entertainment for SMG at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. “We welcome this renowned talent to the Long Beach Terrace Theater,” he concluded.
Ticket prices range from $35-$70 dollars. To charge by phone, please call TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center Main Box Office located at 300 E. Ocean Boulevard. The Box Office is open from 10AM to 6PM Monday through Friday and 12PM to 4PM on Saturday.
ABOUT LONG BEACH CONVENTION & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER/SMG:
One of the few ocean front arena and convention facilities in the country, the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center attracts approximately 2 million people each year for conventions, trade shows, theater and sporting events. Managed by SMG, the Center offers state-of-the-art facilities including unique entertainment venues at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, which includes the Terrace and Center Theaters, as well as the Long Beach Arena. For further information on the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, please call (562) 436-3636 or visit www.longbeachcc.com.
Headquartered in West Conshohocken, PA, SMG provides facility services to over 200 public assembly facilities including arenas, stadiums, performing arts theaters and convention and trade centers. With facilities across North/Central America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, SMG controls over 1.5 million entertainment seats worldwide and manages more than ten million feet of exhibition space.