Gingger Shankar

8 p.m., October 29, 2016 | Polsky Theatre

$21 - $25 Individual Tickets Season Ticket Package

The unsung story of the women from India’s first family of music

Best known as the artist and co-composer behind the poignant score of Mel Gibson's blockbuster "Passion of the Christ," Gingger is the only female in the world who has mastered the 10-string double violin, an instrument that covers the entire range of an orchestra's double bass, cello, viola and violin. There are only two in existence. Born into one of the world’s most acclaimed musical families, Gingger is a singer, virtuoso violinist, composer, model and songwriter. Collaborations include Katy Perry, Smashing Pumpkins and Rabbit in the Moon.

This one-hour performance will be preceded by Nari, a 10-minute film about Gingger's mother, Viji Subramaniam, and grandmother, Lakshmi Shankar, who were highly acclaimed classical Indian singers. She profiles their history, including collaboration with George Harrison and other well-known American pop stars in the 1960s and 1970s. Stick around for a post-show Q&A with the artist.

Musician, Gingger Shankar