The Bhavan, London’s home of Indian Arts and Culture is honoured to present, for the first time, a Memorial Concert Series Remembering the two Legends of Classical Indian Music: Mandolin Srinivas and Pandit Ravi Shankar, featuring some of India’s top artists in the Karnatic and Hindustani music genres . . . . by Asian Lite News
MANDOLIN SRINIVAS MEMORIAL CONCERT SERIES:
Friday 20 May, features the first concert in the series, the talented young virtuoso from Chennai, KARNATIC VIOLINIST, CHARUMATI RAGHURAMAN. An ardent disciple of Prof. T. N. Krishnan, Charumathi has travelled widely across India and abroad to perform in prestigious music festivals and institutions. For this concert she will be accompanied by Anantha R. Krishnan on Mridangam.
On Saturday 21 May, a KARNATIC VOCAL CONCERT by S SAKETHARAMAN will enthuse lovers of South Indian music. Saketharaman, younger brother of Vishaka Hari, is a leading Karnatic musician and disciple of Lalgudi G. Jayaraman. His deeply melodious voice creates a compelling context to relay the essence of the composition. For this concert he will be accompanied by Charumathi Raghuraman on violin and M Balachandar on Mridangam.
Earlier the same day, will be a free lecture by DR SHEENU SRINIVASAN on Vedic Wedding and Yaksha Prashna. Dr Srinivasan is a learned scholar and author visiting from India. Yaksha Prashna is a beautiful episode of the Mahabharata in the form of question and answer. Vedic Wedding is a system which tells about the unique understanding and relationship of husband and wife and their relationship to the world around them.
The following Sunday 22 May, is the renowned SESHA CHARY of the HYDERBAD BROTHERS performing a KARNATIC VOCAL CONCERT. Sri Sesha Chary is known for his deep resonant voice and command of sruthi in all three octaves including anu mandhra sthayi, swara, laya, and bhava. He is a well-known music scholar and has won many awards and titles. He will be accompanied by Charumathi Raghuraman on Violin and Anantha R. Krishnan on Mridangam.
REMEMBERING PANDIT RAVI SHANKAR CONCERT SERIES will be supported by the Banga Family.
Saturday 28 May features a SITAR CONCERT BY PANDIT KARTIK SESHADRI, a highly accomplished Sitar maestro whose music is noted for its expressive beauty, rich tonal sensibility, and rhythmic intricacy. He has trained and toured worldwide with his acclaimed guru Pandit Ravi Shankar and is known to transport audiences with his mesmerizing performance. He will be accompanied by Pt Rajkumar Misra on Tabla Sunday 5 June is last but most certainly not least, HINDUSTANI VOCAL CONCERT BY SANJEEV ABHYANKAR. An extremely popular artist and composer, Sanjeev Abhyankar is a role model of dedication, hard work, patience and perseverance. With his magical singing, he has attracted the young generation towards the Indian classical music. A disciple of Pt. Jasraj, he is blessed with an exceptionally sweet voice. He will be accompanied by Pt Rajkumar Misra on Tabla and Milind Kulkarni on Harmonium.
The Bhavan continues with 22 courses in Indian Classical Dance, Music, Yoga, Languages and Art and Archaeology. Open classes are available in most of the above subjects. All Bhavan Forthcoming Events and Ticket info can be viewed at http://www.bhavan.net/events/forthcoming-events