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L. Shankar

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L. Shankar

Friday, March 10, 2023, 7:30–9:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

Due to reasons beyond the control of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the upcoming performance of L.Shankar has been canceled.

Ticket holders may:

  • Return tickets as tax-deductible donation
  • Request a refund of the original purchase price

Genre-bending electric violinist and vocal master L. Shankar performs at the Cleveland Museum of Art as part of a rare Midwest tour. He will be joined by Dileep on keyboards, and Neel Agrawal on drums, percussion and tabla.

L. Shankar (a.k.a. Shenkar and Shankar) is widely considered a living legend, a pioneer, and a musical genius by his peers. A virtuosic vocalist, violinist, composer, and record producer, L. Shankar has sold more than 100 million albums through his solo projects and collaborations with superstar musicians throughout the world. In addition, L. Shankar designed his own instrument, a ten-string stereophonic double violin, built by Ken Parker, that covers the entire range of the orchestra.

L. Shankar has performed with numerous groups, including Shakti, which featured John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, and Vikku Vinayakram. As an ECM artist, he recorded eight world music albums and toured with Jan Garbarek, Kenny Wheeler, Don Cherry, Ed Blackwell, and Trilok Gurtu.

He has also released classical, pop, rock, and electronic dance music hit albums featuring guest artists, such as Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, John Waite, Stewart Copeland (The Police), Ginger Baker, Toto, Jonathan Davis (Korn), and Patrick Leonard (Madonna).

His music can be heard in films, including Queen of the Damned, Ali, Jennifer 8, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and Jacob’s Ladder.

More info about L. Shankar can be found on his website.

$43–$59, CMA members $38–$53


The 2022–23 Performing Arts Series is sponsored by the Musart Society. This program is made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.

    The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

    Performing arts programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.