NEWS: Ravi Shankar postpones April 19 concert to Sept. 29

Sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar, who was scheduled to
perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall on April 19, has postponed his appearance
until Sept. 29.

 

In a statement, Shankar writes: “It is with deep regret that
I have asked the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association to postpone my concert
scheduled for April 19. As you know, this upcoming concert was already
re-scheduled from October 20 for reasons of my health. Now I have asked that it
be re-scheduled again. This time, the reason is due to visa complications with
a trusted member of my ensemble. To give you the best possible performance, I
feel the only option is to postpone our concert.”

 

Tickets for either date (April 19 or Oct. 20) will be valid
for entry on Sept. 29.

 

The concert is still being billed on the Phil’s Web site as
a “90th birthday celebration), although the April date was 13 days
after Shankar’s 91st birthday. The new date comes two after the
Phil’s 2011-2012 gala opening concert and the day before the orchestra’s first
subscription concert.

 

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