HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, today announced the second edition of HCL Concerts in the US with performances at the Carnegie Hall in New York City on December 3rd and at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco on December 9th. HCL Concerts is a unique international platform celebrating and promoting Indian classical performing arts. This year’s concerts will feature Grammy nominee and a maestro of sarod, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, and his sons, Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash. The sarod is a stringed instrument used mainly in the Hindustani tradition of Indian Classical music.
“We launched HCL Concerts in the US in 2018 with captivating performances at the iconic Carnegie Hall in NYC. Inspired by the rousing reception received by the inaugural Concert, this year, we are adding another chapter in Silicon Valley, to bring the rich heritage of Indian classical performing arts to our global customer base and the larger HCL family,” said C Vijayakumar, President and CEO, HCL Technologies. “As a genre, Indian classical music allows artists the freedom to innovate while keeping the fundamentals and frameworks intact. This spirit of innovation and reinvention has also driven HCL over the last 43 years to become a globally renowned technology firm.”
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Bangash has dedicated his life to spreading and popularizing Indian classical music. Performing internationally since the 1960s, Khan, a world-renowned classical sarod player, has performed with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, collaborated with American artist Carrie Newcomer, taught at Stanford University, among his many achievements. He has garnered international recognition for both his skill and dedication to his craft.
Performing alongside Khan will be Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash, his sons. The brothers received training from their father, beginning at a young age and have today emerged as sarod experts in their own right. The trio will deliver performances of Indian classical music for HCL’s guests at both venues.