Sitar concert/workshop in Penticton at Shatford Centre

Shatford Centre in Penticton hosts Legend of the Sitar, Pandit Shivnath Mishra and his sons.

From their home city of Benares, an ancient spiritual centre of traditional music and Indian culture, The Mishras are bringing classical North Indian Ragas and meditative music to Penticton.

Pandit Shivnath Mishra is known as a Legend of the Sitar. His lively, powerful and unique style has earned him numerous titles by the authorities and institutions in music both inside and outside of India.

Joining is his son, Deobrat Mishra, one of the most energetic and innovative sitar artists of India. He has extensively toured throughout Europe with his father, earning awards and conducting music workshops. Pandit’s other son, Prashant Mishra, is one of the best young Tabla player of Benares music tradition and will also be performing.

The concert takes place at the Shatford Centre on May 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. and tickets are $16 in advance or $20 at the door. The workshop takes place on May 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. and is $15 at the door.