Maestros of Indian Classical Music to Perform at HCL Concerts in New York City and Silicon Valley

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LINK  , 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.

About HCL Concerts

HCL Concerts were launched in 1998, dedicated to nurturing and promoting talent rooted in the rich heritage of Indian classical performing arts. With over 30 concerts across India every year, HCL Concerts has evolved into a unique platform for performers. Over the past 21 years, more than 600 artists have graced the HCL Concerts stages and have contributed towards popularizing the Indian classical performing arts. Building on this legacy, HCL Concerts took the Indian classical performing arts to the global stage in 2018, curating performances at prestigious venues in the US. Leveraging the power of digital technologies to contribute to the growth of the Indian Classical performing arts ecosystem, HCL Concerts has launched HCL Music, a mobile app, allowing music lovers across the world a chance to enjoy the most comprehensive collection of classical music from the comforts of their home for free. HCL Digital Concerts is another program that aims to identify and nurture talented young artists and offer them a stage to reach global audiences, using digital as a medium.

About HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with technology for the next decade today. HCL’s Mode 1-2-3 strategy through its deep-domain industry expertise, customer-centricity and entrepreneurial culture of ideapreneurship™ enables businesses to transform into next-gen enterprises.

HCL offers its services and products through three business units - IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) and Products & Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in areas of Applications, Infrastructure, Digital Process Operations and next generational digital transformation solutions. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering while under P&P, HCL provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry specific requirements. Through its cutting-edge co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities and broad global network, HCL delivers holistic services in various industry verticals, categorized under Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology & Services, Telecom & Media, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Public Services.

As a leading global technology company, HCL takes pride in its diversity, social responsibility, sustainability and education initiatives. As of 12 months ended September 30, 2019, HCL has a consolidated revenue of US$ 9.3 billion and its 147,123 ideapreneurs operate out of 44 countries. For more information, visit LINK 

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Business Wire: 14:00 GMT Tuesday 3rd December 2019

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