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CANCELLED: Begum Parveen Sultana Live: Only Concert in North America

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0


We regret to inform you that the upcoming performance of Begum Parveen Sultana, scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2024, has been cancelled at the request of her physicians, who have advised her against travelling at this time. We would like to extend our best wishes for her good health and hope that circumstances permit her to join us at a later date.

If you purchased tickets, your ticket order for this production will be cancelled and refunded automatically from the original point of purchase. You will receive an email from Ticketmaster in the next day or so confirming this cancellation and providing details on your refund, which will be processed using your original method of payment in as soon as 30 days.

We are sorry that we won’t be able to host you for this performance, and hope we you see you at the theatre soon. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to our TO Live Box Office team at boxoffice@tolive.com.

Thank you for your understanding.


Begum Parveen Sultana Live in Toronto

Forty years after her last performance in the GTA, the legendary vocalist Begum Parveen Sultana makes her only North American appearance at the prestigious George Weston Hall!  The Aga Khan Museum and Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto co-present this extraordinary event with support from TO Live.

Don’t miss out on this rare, once in a lifetime opportunity to hear this incredible icon of Indian music in Toronto.

Saturday May 25th 2024 at 7:30pm

Meridian Arts Centre – George Weston Hall
5040 Yonge Street, Toronto

Member Pre-Sale: March 19th 1pm
Public Sale: March 26th 1pm

Tickets: $100, $75, $50 (10% Member Discount)
$30 Student Tickets Available – Student ID Required for Pickup

Tickets will be sold through TO Live Box Office & Ticketmaster Website

About Begum Parveen Sultana

Parveen’s voice, spanning almost four octaves, maintains an astonishing musicality and clarity.  She can render classical Khayal and other genres such as Thumri and Bhajan with equal ease.  She has also famously sung for films – including songs like “Kaun Gali Gayo Shyam” (Pakeezah) and “Hame Tumse Pyar Kitna” (Kudrat).  With her musical prowess and amazing rapport with audiences, Parveen is widely regarded among the top artists in India today.

Parveen was the youngest recipient of the Padma Shree in 1976, followed by the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1998 and the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India, in 2014.

Begum Sultana started her formal training at the age of five under her father and gave her first classical recital at the age of twelve.  She later studied under the maestro Acharya Pt. Chinmoy Lahiri.

It was under the vocalist Sangeet Martand Ustad Dilshad Khan, however, that she would hone her absolutely unique singing style.  She has gone on to perform all over India and overseas, earlier often with her Ustad. Their many jugalbandi vocal duets are most cherished by aficionados, and regarded as being among the most valuable contributions to the world of Indian Classical Music.

Begum Parveen Sultana will be accompanied by Mukundraj Deo (tabla) & Shrinivas Acharya (harmonium).


Meridian Arts Centre
5040 Yonge Street
North York, Ontario M2N 6R8 Canada
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