The 38th Surashree Kesarbai Kerkar Sangeet Samoroha will be inaugurated today, November 2, 2018 at the hands of Govind Gaude, Minister for Art and Culture, Government of Goa and Chairman of Kala Academy Goa, at 5:45pm at Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir, Kala Academy Complex, Panjim. The three-day festival is set to witness the participation of a galaxy of top rated vocalists and instrumentalists of India.
Prior to the inaugural function, the curtain raiser event of the festival, a Symposium on the topic ‘Indian Classical Music and its Aesthetics’ will be held between 10:30am and 1:30pm at the Black Box in which speakers/experts of music, namely Pt Dinkar Panshikar, Dr Vidhyadhar Vyas and Dr Ajay Pohankar will participate and present their views in the threadbare discussion session to be moderated by noted music critic Mukund Sangoram.
After the inaugural function, renowned vocalist Ustad Arshad Ali Khan will present Classical Vocal Concert at 6pm. The first day’s session will conclude with Instrumental Concert(santoor) by Pt Satish Vyas.
On November 3, the second day’s session will begin at 10:30am with Classical Vocal Recital by local artiste Veena Mopkar and at 11amClassical Vocal Concert by Dr Arun Dravid. The morning session will conclude with Instrumental concert (Harmonium Solo) to be presented by Pt Vishwanth Kanhere.The afternoon session will begin at 4pm with the Classical Vocal Concertby Bharathi Prathap, followed by Vocal Concert (Thumri) by Dhanashree Pandit Rai at 5:15pm. Pt Arnab Chatterjee will present Classical Vocal Concert at 6:30pm. The session will conclude with Instrumental Concert (Sitar) at 7:45pm by Pt Kushal Das.
On the concluding day, November 4, Shobha Choudhary will present Classical vocal Concert at 10am followed by Anuradha Kuber’s Classical Vocal Concert at 11:15am.TheSarangi Instrumental Concert byUstad Moinuddin Khan will begin at 12:30pm. The concluding session of the festival will begin at 4 pm with Vocal Recital by local artiste Sandesh Khedekar.Ustad Waseem Ahmed Khan will present Classical Vocal Concert at 5pm followed by Classical Vocal Concert by Pt Kedar Bodas at 6:30pm. The festival will conclude with the Instrumental Jugalbandi Concert at 7:45pm by renowned artiste Pt Kumar Bose (tabla) and Vidwan Thiruvaarur Bakthavathsalam(mridangam).
All the above artistes will be provided with instrumental support by renowned artistes like Omkar Gulwady, Mohammad Akram Khan, Kalinath Mishra, Mukundraj Deo, Tulshidas Navelkar, Uday Kulkarni, Mayank Bedekar, Anish Kondurkar (tabla) andSudhanshu Kulkarni,RayaKorgaonkar,ChinmayKolhatkar, SubhashFatarpekar,Siddhesh Bicholkar, Dattaraj Surkejar and Prasad Gawas (harmonium).VL Kumar (violin), Sarwar Hussain (sarangi)and Vilas Palkar (pakhawaj) will also provide instrumental support to the artistes.
The festivalis rated amongst the top 10 music festivals of India and all its concerts are open to music lovers and the general public, apart from a few reserved seats. The festival will conclude on November 4. [H]