Bharatiya Samagana Sabha Presents 11th INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL JANUARY 29 TO FEBRUARY 2, 2020.
“Vasant Panchami”, the ceremonial welcome of the spring season – King of all seasons, is celebrated on the 5 day of the month of Magh in the Hindu Lunar Calendar. This year, the Vasant Panchami is celebrated on January 29, 2020.
Vasant Panchami commemorates the birth of Saraswathi, the goddess of knowledge, wisdom and arts. Indian Classical Musicians celebrate it by rendering various spring ragas to seck her blessings.
The 11 Indian Classical Music Festival of Bharatiya Samagana Sabha has created plenty of buzz and generated excitement from across Bengaluru and beyond, with people awaiting the biggest Music festival in town to start off once again.
10 CLASSICAL RECITALS TO SWING YOU INTO THE MOOD FOR SPRING! Sri NS Krishna Murthy, former Director of All India Radio will be the Festival President. The inaugural Ceremony of Vasant Panchami Sangeethotsav will take place on January 29, 2020 (Wednesday) at Chowdiah Memorial Hall at 5:00 PM. The Chief Guest for the event is Dr. K S Kannan, Chair Professor, IIT, Madras.
To start of this auspicious occasion, Sooryagayathri, a child prodigy and darling of Online Rasikas, will present Classical Bhajans followed by a thematic concert “Celebrating Saraswathi” on Vasant Panchami day – Convergence of Melodies of Jayanthi Kumaresh, the most highly acclaimed Veena player in India, Kumaresh, the fiddling monk and Praveen Godkhindi, the 1″ Indian to represent Bansuri at the World Flute Music Festival.
The second day, January 30, 2020 (Thursday) will see Ambi Subramaniam, the new star of Indian Classical violin, play a healing Ragu of Samagana Dhanvantri scries and the second concert, a vocal recital by Kaushiki Chakraborty (from Kolkata), a celebrated singer of Indian Hindustani Music will present Samaya Ragas’.
The third day January 31,2020 (Friday) the first concert named Sacred Roots – 1, a Classical Hindustani Bhakti Sangeeth will be presented by Aarya Ambekar, a young popular Marathi playback singer and the second concert, a tribute to saint Thyagaraja, by Gayathri Venkataraghavan, the unique voice which has been hailed as one of the richest in Carnatic music will render the compositions of Thyagaraja and the third concert dedicated to Karnataka Sangeetha Pitamaha Purandaradasa and his Devaranamas will be sung by Sangeetha Katti, a leading Hindustani classical singer hailing from Karnataka and a direct disciple of Kishori Amonkar,
The fourth day, February 1, 2020 (Saturday), the Sacred Roots – 2 will be performed by Shobana Vignesh, known for Bhakti Sangeeth and a popular Tamil playback singer. The second concert of the day “Springtime Music” will be presented by Niladri Kumar, the world’s leading sitar maestro.
The final day of the festival, February 2, 2020 (Sunday) the 10 Samagana Mathanga National award will be presented to Padma Bhushan Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt – a Classicial Mahan Veena Virtuoso at 5:00 PM by Sri. Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, Hon. Speaker, Karnataka Legislative Assembly Govt. of Karnataka will felicitate the awardee Vishwamohan Bhatt. Along with him, are Sri. TS Nagabharana, Chairman, Kannada Development Authority, Govt. of Karnataka and Sri. MR Ramesh, Chairman, Stumpp, Schuele & Somappa, Bengalauru. The award includes a purse of Rs.1 lakh, a memento and a citation.
The concluding concert, Garland of Ragas will be presented by Ranjani Gayatri, the most popular and sought after Karnatic vocalists.
– RR RAVISHANKAR Founder Chairman & Managing Trustee
HV PRASHANTTH KUMAR Trustee & Hon. Secretary
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