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Ticket sales update: Unfortunately, this performance has sold out and no tickets are available at this time. Links to Zakir Hussain’s videos, recordings, and more are available below.

A hallmark of tabla maestro and Washington Performing Arts audience favorite Zakir Hussain’s iconic career has been his groundbreaking work in fostering musical dialogues between Hindustani (North Indian) and Carnatic (South Indian) music. The title of this performance pays homage to this spirit: TRIVENI is the mythical site of the union of three sacred rivers in India, and at Sixth & I next April, Hussain leads a trio of Indian classical music virtuosos. Each member of the group is a leading exponent of their respective instrument—tabla, violin, and Saraswati veena—and each is also renowned as a master collaborator, innovator, and educator. Expect to be awestruck!

COVID Safety Notice: As Washington Performing Arts does not own or operate its own venue, Washington Performing Arts audiences will be subject to the current vaccination policy of each event’s venue on the date of the event. The great majority of our venues require proof of vaccination, along with the wearing of masks at all times within indoor facilities. View the Sixth & I COVID Safety Policy. Please visit our own COVID Safety Policy page for more information and links to all of our partner venues' own COVID Safety policies.

From sponsors Gordon and Lisa Rush, and Galena-Yorktown Foundation:

Fortunes have aligned this evening and the performance that was not possible two years ago is now a reality! Once again Washington Performing Arts has brought my favorite musician, Zakir Hussain, to D.C., and once again Zakir has brought amazing virtuosi with him.

—Gordon and Lisa Rush


It is a great honor for the Foundation to support the arts in Washington through Washington Performing Arts. The concert programming Washington Performing Arts presents is truly world class and so fitting for a city like ours. Washington Performing Arts for so many years now has put on some really marvelous performances for all of us to enjoy and my hope is that they will continue with the work they are doing for years to come.

—Galena-Yorktown Foundation

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Gordon and Lisa Rush; an anonymous donor.

Performances at Sixth & I are made possible in part through the generous support of the Galena-Yorktown Foundation.

This is one of eleven 2021/22 Season performances included in Washington Performing Arts’s World in Our City initiative, which promotes cross-cultural understanding and cultural diplomacy via international performances, globally inspired Mars Arts D.C. programming, and the award-winning Embassy Adoption Program, a partnership with D.C. Public Schools.

Thank you to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work in 2021/22: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Barbara Myers and Tom Gallagher; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Additional sponsorships are available for this performance and others in the 2021/22 season. Contact Elizabeth Racheva, Chief Advancement Officer, at Sponsorship@WashingtonPerformingArts.org or (202) 533-1862 to learn more.


DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities