Ravi and Anoushka Shankar: Sitar Legends at the Kennedy Center
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Maestro Christopher Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra pay tribute to composer Richard Strauss with a performance of his 1888 tone poem Don Juan, as well as excerpts from the modernist operas, 1908's Elektra and 1905's hit Salome, based on Oscar Wilde's play. Making her NSO debut is Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin, who impressed critics and audiences alike with her roles in Wagner at the Met. Bass-baritone John Relyea's also appeared at the Met, along with the San Francisco, Seattle, Paris and Munich State Operas, among others. Learn More
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<p>Ravi Shankar, sitar
Anoushka Shankar, sitar
A living legend, Ravi Shankar is known as "the godfather of world music." Credited with introducing Western audiences to India's intricate classical music, Shankar shares the stage with his daughter Anoushka, who is "the purest of her father's disciples, musically formed entirely in his image" (The New York Times). The father-daughter duo has "a bond that comes up only onstage," Ms. Shankar has said. "It's spiritual...and it's the beautiful music and the excitement."</p>
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