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East Meets West to Perform on April 7


East meets West, two world renowned musicians who collaborate in performances on musical instruments from around the world, comes to SUNY Cortland on Thursday, April 7.

The two master musicians, Aditya Verma and Paul Galbraith, will come together in Cortland’s Old Main Brown Auditorium starting at 7 p.m.

The concert is being presented by the Campus Artists and Lecture Series (CALS). Ticket prices are $3 for SUNY Cortland students and $5 for general admission. Children ages 10 and under are admitted free. Tickets are available in Campus Activities Office Corey Union, Room 406. For more information, call (607) 753-2322.

Aditya Verma, a disciple of the legendary sitar performer from India, Ravi Shankar, is fast emerging as a force on the world music stage. A charismatic player of the sarod - a 25-string Indian instrument - Aditya has won numerous awards and the admiration of audiences across North America, Europe and India. Aditya is accompanied on stage by tabla, a percussion instrument. 

“An incredible player who’s capable of making both deeply introspective and fiery music …” CBC Radio One wrote about Aditya, “To say that he left the audience slack-jawed is an understatement.”

Joining Aditya is classical guitarist Paul Galbraith, a Grammy nominee based in Brazil. Galbraith plays his eight-string guitar cello-style.

“Unique clarity and controlled passion … a soaring dignity,” A Los Angeles Times reviewer said about Galbraith.

Critics have observed that the differences exhibited by these two master musicians enhances the dual performance.

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For ticket information or questions regarding CALS events, please contact the Corey Union and Campus Activities Office at (607) 753-5574.