North Indian Classical Music concert with Peter van Gelder – Sitar and Dana Pandey – Tabla

June 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Yoga Society of San Francisco
2872 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94110
$20 cash at the door / $15 students and seniors

Peter van Gelder

North Indian Classical Music concert

with Peter van Gelder – Sitar and Dana Pandey – Tabla

June 23rd 7:30 pm
$20 cash at the door (nobody is turned away for lack of funds)
$15 students and seniors

Peter van Gelder – Sitar. 
One of the first American disciples of India’s great Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, Peter van Gelder first appeared on the San Francisco music scene playing bass guitar and soprano sax in the seminal Great Society rock band with then unknown Grace Slick.
He began his study of Sitar with Maestro Ali Akbar Khan in California and later in India where he spent years learning from the Khan family, notably Smt. Annapurna Devi (sister of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan.) Returning to California he resumed his study with Maestro Khan and became a junior instructor at the newly formed Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California.
In 1989 he was awarded the prestigious A.I.I.S. Performance Fellowship from University of Chicago. He was Artist in Residence at Allauddin School of Music in Canada, and in 1991 he initiated a Music of India course at World College West.
In 1993 he took on the role of music director at Geyserville public schools, teaching band and chorus and forming a community jazz band. In 2002 he resumed his concentration on the music of India. He continues to give sitar instruction at Ali Akbar College of Music.
A well-known figure to Bay Area concertgoers, he has performed with world-famous musicians including Zakir Hussain, Chitresh Das, and Lalgudi Krishnan. He has composed and collaborated on music for films and dance dramas, and his lucid sitar style has won praise from audiences around the world, from Europe to the Fiji Islands as well as India and China. He has given concerts and lectures in universities throughout America.

Dana Pandey Tabla PhotoDana Pandey is a tabla player and percussionist who has been a student of Ustad Alla Rakha and Ustad Zakir Hussain for over thirty years. Between 1984 and 2001 she was a member of the percussion ensemble Zakir Hussain and the Rhythm Experience, and toured with the band throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Dana has performed with such artists as Zakir Hussain, Ustad Sultan Khan, Pandit Krishna Bhatt, Terry Riley, L. Shankar, Mickey Hart, Aierto Moriera, and Vince Delgado, among others. In 2013 Dana was one of the musicians to perform with Zakir Hussain during the inaugural season at the SFJazz Center. She performed with Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra, which was featured at the annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert at Northeastern University. She has toured in India with Zakir Hussain on several occasions and performed in Mumbai at the annual event, Homage to Ustad Allah Rakha. Dana was the recipient of a Smithsonian Performing Arts Fellowship to study tabla in India and spent six months in residence at the Sangeet Research Academy in Calcutta. She continues to teach privately and perform with many classical musicians, dancers, jazz musicians and contemporary artists.

Disciples of two of the greatest masters of North Indian Classical music, Ali Akbar Khan, and Zakir Hussain meet for a unique concert at the Yoga Society of San Francisco.

Join us on June 23rd 7:30 pm
2782 Folsom St. San Francisco, 94110
$20 cash at the door (nobody is turned away for lack of funds)
$15 students and seniors