Livermore Performing Arts Center Hosts Amjad Ali Khan & Sons

Livermore, California (EastBayDaily) — Amjad Ali Khan, the world’s acknowledged master of the sarod, is coming to the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center’s Bankhead Theater at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20.

A prolific composer of ragas, or traditional melodies, Khan’s exquisite music crosses cultural barriers, seamlessly blending Indian traditions with other musical influences. He is known for his expertise on the sarod, a small string instrument known for the resonant and nearly vocal qualities it brings to Indian classical music.

Khan, a sixth-generation sarod virtuoso, is the winner of numerous international accolades. He now performs worldwide with his sons Amaan and Ayaad, providing music lovers a glorious opportunity to experience a living tradition.

The Lincoln Journal Star says Khan is “one of India’s foremost ambassadors to the rest of the world. Famous for his elegant style and technique, he has breathed a new life into an ancient form.”

Tickets for the March 20 show are available for $36, $45 or $55 as well as $15 for students. The Bankhead Theater ticket office is open from 12-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday as well as from 3-6 p.m. Saturday or 30 minutes after curtain time. The ticket office opens two hours before show time. To purchase tickets, call 925-373-6800 or visit

The Bankhead Theater is Livermore Performing Arts Center’s 500-seat venue that serves as the home for a number of the area’s finest performing arts organizations and visiting performance ensembles. Livermore provides arts and entertainment shows and activities year round. Visit for more information and a calendar of events.

About the company:

The Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Downtown Livermore, is home to the LVPAC Presents series as well as performances by resident companies and touring performing arts groups. Rotating art exhibitions are also presented in the lobby and Founder’s Room throughout the year. The ticket office is open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 3-6 p.m. Saturdays. On performance days, the ticket office is open from two hours before to 30 minutes after the scheduled start of each show. To purchase tickets, call 925-373-6800 or visit


Nancy Mueller