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February 03, 2012
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR UCSD SITAR MASTER KARTIK SESHADRI



  After touring abroad and in the U.S. to much critical acclaim over the past few months (including a performance this weekend at Symphony Space in New York City), UCSD sitar master and faculty member KARTIK SESHADRI is considered as possibly "Today's Greatest Sitar Player?" by Songlines magazine, which just named his new CD "Sublime Ragas" among "Best New Releases" in its Top of the World section.

Kartik is sustaining the tradition of Indian classical music at the highest level, building on the legacy of his mentor Ravi Shankar (who lived for many years in Encinitas just north of San Diego). Kartik is also expanding the possibilities of his instrument through collaborations with composer Philip Glass and other greats.

Kartik's next performance at UCSD is on April 11 at 7 p.m. in Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, as part of the Department of Music's Wednesdays@7 series. In January, the series, in collaboration with UCSD ArtPower!, presented a sold-out tribute to composer Steve Reich.

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