Saturday, April 20, 2019

13th Apr: Hindustani Classical Concert!

We are announcing the best musical feast of the year: ”Vidushi Smt. Ashwini Bhide Hindustani Classical Concert”.  Vidushi Smt. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande is blessing us with a performance in USA after years, so this is a rare opportunity. She'll be accompanied by the talented and versatile duo of Pandit Ramdas Palsule on the Tabla and Siddhesh Bicholkar on the harmonium.

Experience the magic of hearing her sing in in our very own new top notch "Patil Theatre" in Harker School. Equipped with the latest acoustic technology and wonderful seating the experience of listening to Hindustani Classical Music in this state of the art auditorium is going to be unique and unforgettable.

Here are more details on these World Class Artists!

Vidushi Smt. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande
An outstanding vocalist of the famed “Jaipur-Atrauli” Khayal Gayaki tradition.
She represents the new generation of veterans, worthy of wearing the mantle of the old masters. Her musicianship is characterised by a blend of tonal sweetness coupled with vitality and emotion and raga structure-architecture. Although a classicist by temperament and training, She's equally at ease with lighter varieties like Thumri - Dadra and Bhajans.  
She has traveled extensively all over the globe participating in various prestigious music conferences and Sangeet Sammelans. Her live concerts have been acclaimed for their sheer presentation delight, and the aesthetic and musical quality. A 'top grade' artiste of Akashwani and Doordarshan, she has featured in several national programs and AIR Sangeet Sammelans.
Her contribution to Hindustani classical vocal music has been acknowledged by many prestigious awards and citations. In June 2015, she was declared the recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademy Award. She was the first female Hindustani vocalist to have been decorated with the prestigious Rashtriya Kumar Gandharva Samman. 

Pandit Ramdas Palsule
A familiar name to lovers of Hindustani music as an intellectual Tabla Player who has carved a niche for himself at a very young age. Ramdas is one of the most senior disciples of World Famous Tabla Maestro Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar.
His Tabla accompaniment ranges from distinguished vocalists to prominent instrumentalists, from both Hindustani & Carnatic styles, and also to renowned
Kathak dancers of the country. He has accompanied artists like Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki, Pandit Jasraj, Pandit Balasubramanian, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan,
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pandit Ronu Mujumdar,  Vidushi Smt.Prabha Atre,
Vidushi Smt. Malini Rajurkar, Late Vidushi Smt. Veena Sahasrabuddhe & many more.

Siddhesh Bicholkar
Sangeet Alankar from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Miraj. Having imbibed primary lessons in music since childhood, Siddhesh has been privileged
to receive guidance from Pandit Tulsidas Borkar, renowned Harmonium exponent and Guru.
Siddesh is also a well known “Jal-Tarang” artist and has received numerous awards and recognitions all over the world for his amazing contribution to music.
He has accompanied great artists like Pandit Jasraj, Ustad Zakir Hussein, Pandit Anando Chatterji, Pandit Jayteertha Mevundi

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