The Longwood University Chamber Music Series will present a concert of North Indian classical music by the prominent sitarist, Suman Sharma, on Monday, September 24. Free and open to the public, the concert will take place in the Molnar Recital Hall of Wygal Music Building at 7:30 p.m., with doors open at 7:10 p.m.

This is a rescheduled time. The concert was originally planned for Sunday, Sept 16, but has been rescheduled for Monday, September 24, due to expected inclement weather.  

Suman Sharma is a traditional classical sitar player from India. She started training in traditional Indian classical music at a young age and won several awards in India. She received the Doctorate in Music from Delhi University under the guidance of the renowned sitarist, Pandit Debu Chaudhuri.

A passionate and fluent advocate of Indian music, Dr. Sharma is also trained in the practices and traditions of Western European music, and her presentations include remarks explaining the meanings and techniques of Indian music for American audiences.

After completing her studies, she moved to the Washington DC area, where she has since established herself as a leading professional performer and sought-after teacher. She has performed at the Kennedy Center, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, GMU, Maharishi University of Management and at many cultural events on the East Coast.  She has recorded several music albums and has authored two books on Indian Music. Her CDs and books are available on Amazon.

To learn more about Dr. Sharma, please visit her website at

The Longwood University Chamber Music Series, now in its 32nd season, presents four concerts each year. For more information about this concert, or to become a Series Patron please call the Longwood University Department of Music at 395-2495 or 395-2504.