Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ravi Shankar in Concert

A picture I took in Birmingham in June 2011 when the great man played at a 90th Birthday celebration concert in Symphony Hall.

He seemed to struggle to walk onto the concert platform, but when one of his entourage placed his sitar gently in position in front of him, it was as if a bolt of electricity had been fired through him. He played for almost two hours and I was overwhelmed by his performance. You simply wouldn't believe he was in his tenth decade.

A remarkable man.