6th November 2019, Bangalore: The Ananda Dhwani Music Trust, Bangalore, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote, and thereby preserve Indian Classical Music and Dance, has announced the Whitefield Music Festival 2019 in the city. Started in 2011, the trust was formally registered in 2017 and since then there has been no looking back. The primary goal of the trust is to bring forth the joys of Indian classical music and dance, through world class performances, as well as create a platform to nurture upcoming talent in this spectrum.
The seeds of ‘Ananda Dhwani’ were sown by the renowned Sitarist, Late Pandit Deepak Choudhury, one of the icons of the Maihar Gharana and a direct disciple of Bharat Ratna, Pandit Ravi Shankar. The seeds sown by Deepakji are being nurtured by his disciple, Pt. Prabir Bhattacharya and his students. Prabirji is the Founding President of the trust. The name has been derived from the raga Anandadhwani a composition by Deepakji.
The primary objective of the Trust is to create a platform for young and upcoming artistes to showcase their talent along with the well-established maestros by:
Organizing world class concerts – like the Whitefield Music Festival
Organizing annual talent hunts in the field of Indian Classical Music & Dance – like Sangeet Pratibha, to identify excellence
Organizing Chamber Concerts to inculcate confidence in young artistes and have
performances in a more intimate environment
Annual Training camps for continued training to facilitate musicians to pursue education
The 2019 edition of the two-day event is being held on the 16th and 17th November 2019 at Inner Circle Ground, Whitefield, Bangalore. Twenty (20) renowned maestros and artistes from across India would be performing, engaging and entertaining the audience with their performances in five concerts scheduled over the two days.
Amongst others, performances by world renowned Hindustani Classical Vocalist Ustad Rashid Khan (Padma Shri)- a doyen of Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana and Sarod Maestro Pandit Rajeev Taranath (Padma Shri), one of the senior most disciples of Late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (Maihar Gharana), are also planned.
In line with the objectives of Ananda Dhwani, Ishita Datta, Trustee & Secretary said, “The Indian Classical Music and art forms have been losing their essence and there is a drift away from our heritage and culture. Through these events, we try to focus on generating awareness about our
classical art forms, and thereby make classical music and dance as much as a part of our lifestyle, as other genres. We are offering free entry, hoping to encourage larger audiences to come and enjoy the performances.”
November 16th 2019
5:00 PM: Carnatic Mandolin and Shreetar (an Improvised Mandola) Jugalbandi by Vid. U. Rajesh & Vid. Mandola Joy respectively, with Vid. Anoor Vinod Shyam on the Mridangam, Vid. Anoor Sunaad on the Khanjira, and Vid. Anubrata Chatterjee on the Tabla.
7 PM: Odissi Dance Ensemble: Odissi Pratibhas Vidushi Meghna Das & Vidushi Anjali Raj Urs & troupe
8 PM: Sarod Recital by Pt. Rajeev Taranath (Padma Shri) with Pt. Nayan Ghosh on the Tabla
November 17th 2019
5:30 PM: Sitar Recital by Pt. Prabir Bhattacharya with Pt. Kumar Bose on the Tabla
7:30 PM: Hindustani Vocal Recital by Ustad Rashid Khan (Padma Shri) with Pt. Subhankar Banerjee on the Tabla, Ustad Murad Ali on the Sarangi and Pt. Vinay Mishra on the Harmonium with vocal support by Master Armaan Khan.
Note: Timings are subject to change
For More Information, Visit:
Website : http://www.anandadhwani.in
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