The Brown Arts Initiative presents a concert by pianist Saleem Ashkar, who made his debut at Carnegie Hall when he was 22 years old. Ashkar will perform four of Ludwig van Beethoven's sonata cycle. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Ashkar has performed at some of the world's most renowned concert halls. He is also the ambassador to the Music Fund, a charitable organization supporting musicians and music schools in conflict areas and developing countries. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium, 154 Angell St.