Sitar instructor Yoshita Chandrani and her students will perform the work of Shankar.
Chandrani teaches sitar at the Heritage Arts Academy in Middlesex County, which was developed to promote Hindustani Classical music and traditional Indian arts.
“I think music as a whole is an art, a spatial reflection which is created by a mere thought of an artist,” Chandrani said.
George Harrison’s classic songs, perhaps more familiar to American audiences, will be played by the Justin Lerner Band.
When Harrison was introduced to Shankar in the mid-60s, the sound and mentality of the world’s biggest band changed, and they went on to release arguably the best stretch of albums in the history of rock, critics have said.
Shankar took Harrison under his wing and the two developed a strong friendship that would have a drastic effect on everything released by the Beatles and George Harrison moving forward.
“We are very excited to host this concert,” said Monroe Center owner Hershy Weiss. “This is a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to Ravi Shankar and George Harrison.”
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. To purchase tickets and for more information visit monroecenter.com or call (201) 795-4130.