For the lovers of classical music


For the lovers of classical music

The event started with Ravi Mathur showing a presentation on the academy, its history, principles and achievements. “I am extremely proud to present some of the scholars of the academy,” he said. “The larger issue over here is Indian classical music and some element of support will help us go a long way,” he added.

This was followed by a beautiful performance by sarod player Abir Hussain, who played Raga Desh. Said musician Giriji Devi, who is also one of the senior gurus of the academy, “The unique feature of the academy is its guru shishya parampara.” She added, “In future, whether we are there or not, I hope the academy gets good music gurus.”

Sandeep, a young scholar from the school rendered a beautiful number called Jaago Bhawre in Raga Shudh Sarang and Malhar performed Raga Mishra Kafi on the sarod. “Bangalore is a very important city when it comes to music. Karnataka is the only state to have complete exposure to both Carnatic and Hindustani music and Bangalore is a centre for both,” noted Vinayak Tolvi. Speaking of the qualities that a good musician should have, he said, “Honesty, punctuality and discipline are the most important qualities in any musician.

”The programme ended with a performance by the young ladies of the academy,  Sohini and Priyanka. This was followed by a performance by two more ladies, Suchitra Ganguly and
Manali Bose. Purushottan Mishra played the tabla for all the performers.  

Sangeet Sammelan 2010 will be held on March 13 and 14 at 5 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. On March 13, there will be a performance by vocalists Samarth Nagarkar and Ulhas Kashalkar and sitarist Shahid Parvez. Day two of the festival will see the performances of renowned vocalists Arun Bhaduri and Bombay Jayshree and flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia.

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