The second performance of the evening is a Hindustani instrumental concert featuring sarod and tabla. The son of the esteemed Ali Akbar Khan, Alam Khan continues the practice of sarod, rendering melodic scales developed in the Indian courts of Emperor Akbar in the sixteenth Century. Alam is accompanied on the tabla by senior percussive maestro and two-time Grammy nominated Swapan Chaudhuri. Swapan is the recipient of the American Academy of Artists Award and a nominee to Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame, distinctions reserved for only those musicians who have attained the highest level of artistry. Premiering for the first time in Philadelphia, Alam and Swapan will be joined by Manik Khan, the youngest son of the late Ali Akbar Khan.