Hope College will welcome back the legendary Indian classical artist Ustad Shafaatullah Khan to the Knickerbocker Theatre on Friday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Khan, a world renowned Indian Classical musician has performed worldwide at many prestigious concert halls, music festivals and universities all over India, America, Europe, China, Russia and Japan.  He previously performed at Hope in October 2006.

“Star in the world of classical music... the thunderous ovation never ceased throughout his performance,” said “The Chandigarh Tribune” in India.

In the rich history of Indian classical music, Khan has distinguished himself by being the first known artist to have attained simultaneous excellence in performing the Sitar, Surbuhar and Tabla.

Of Khan, “The Washington Post” has said, “Virtuoso... Classical Purity... Astonishing individuality... Mr. Khan explored the rhythmic intricacies of percussive sound in a way that was both intellectual and poetic.”

Khan was also presented with the Professional Excellence Award for an outstanding musician, performer, and teacher by the State of Pennsylvania.

Additional information about Ustad Shafaatullah Khan may be obtained online at http://www.musicalbeats.net/

Tickets for the concert are $10 for regular admission, $7 for senior citizens and Hope faculty and staff, and $5 for children 18 and under, and are available at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and may be called at (616) 395-7890. Hope College students may get in free with their Hope ID.

The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., between Ninth and 11th streets.  The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown Holland at 86 E. Eighth St.