Scintillating Santoor and Agra Gharana Gayaki
With Pandit Satish Vyas and Ustad Waseem Ahmed Khan


Scintillating Santoor and Agra Gharana Gayaki
With Pandit Satish Vyas and Ustad Waseem Ahmed Khan

Date: Sat, May 25, 2019 07:00PM
Price: $40 Orchestra, $30 Balcony, 10% discount for Friends
Includes same-day Museum admission (redeem at Ticket Desk)
*For special student pricing see below

Raag-Mala Toronto and the Museum present Pandit Satish Vyas, one of India’s most acclaimed santoor players, and Ustad Waseem Ahmed Khan, a powerful vocalist and descendant of the Agra Gharana musical lineage. Joined by Pandit Ashis Sengupta on tabla and Dr. Vinay Mishra on harmonium, they will perform a program of evening raags — improvisations based on musical scales that serve as the lifeblood of Indian classical music and have no traditional western equivalent.


This collaboration is part of our 2018/19 season, The Other Side of Fear, featuring acclaimed artists who have transcended fear through music, dance, and spoken word.  


*A limited number of $10 tickets for full-time students with valid ID are available through Raag-Mala Toronto. Contact Manoshi Chatterjee at 416.276.5616 or Rishi at 647.521.3816. 



Pandit Satish Vyas is the son of the late legendary vocalist, Pandit C. R. Vyas, and he is the most senior disciple of santoor master Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma. Over his thirty-year career, Satish Vyas has performed and recorded across the UK, US, Canada, Europe and Japan, and his albums have been released by HMV, Polygram (Universal), Venus, Navras Records, Music Today, and Sony Music.

Ustad Waseem Ahmed Khan is a torchbearer of his musical lineage, who studied under his grandfather Ustad Ata Hussain Khan and his father Ustad Naseem Ahmed Khan. He teaches music at the prestigious ITC Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata.


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An associate partnership with

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With support from

Ontario Arts Council



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