H. Peter Stern Concert Series: Ikhlaq Hussain
Enjoy an afternoon of classical Indian music performed by one of India’s top sitar maestros.
“Ikhlaq Hussain seems to have music in his genes, in his DNA and he uses it as a magical, mystical form of communication with his audience.”
– Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee
Ustad Ikhlaq Hussain Khan is a sitar virtuoso from a centuries-long line of influential musicians of the Delhi Gharana, dating back to the creator of the sitar and tabla in the early 13th century. Ikhlaq Hussain was taught by his father Ustad Imdad Hussain and by Ravi Shankar. Ikhlaq plays in the Gayaki Ang style, reproducing the precise nuance of the human voice on the instrument, which is perhaps the most difficult form of playing the sitar. He has been captivating audiences worldwide with his highly artistic sensibilities and skillful playing since he was 14 years old.
Organized with World Music Institute.
The H. Peter Stern Concert Series is named in honor of Storm King’s co-founder and honorary chairman. H. Peter Stern served as President and Chairman of Storm King over five decades. Among his many accomplishments that shaped Storm King, he developed a program of major site-specific commissions at the Art Center, which includes iconic works by Isamu Noguchi, Richard Serra, Andy Goldsworthy, and Maya Lin. He also oversaw major landscape enhancements, the development of the South Fields, featuring large-scale sculptures by Mark di Suvero, and the introduction of the native grasses program. Stern has had a lifelong passion for music and is an avid violinist. This concert series celebrates his extraordinary legacy at Storm King and his love of great music and art.