Tag: Classical music

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  • Enriching treat

    Enriching treat

    The 6th International Convention of SPIC MACAY saw a week-long scintillating presentation of classical music and dance. A round-up by Manjari Sinha

    June 14, 2018
  • Pushing the boundaries

    Pushing the boundaries

    In a bid to encourage young talents, Dance Drishtikon 10x10 and IIC’s Double Bill provided a platform to upcoming dancers. A review by Manjari Sinha.

    May 17, 2018
  • Springdales School holds musical fiesta at their annual Inter-House choir festival

    Springdales School holds musical fiesta at their annual Inter-House choir festival

    With the belief that music breaks boundaries and has the power to transform our Vasudhev into Kutumbkam, around 500 talented singers came together to re-create a musical confluence of world cultures at Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan on the occasion of the Annual Inter-House Choir Festival on Tuesday. A scintillating performance blending the classical and contemporary dance forms cast a …

    May 9, 2018
  • Remembering Manna Dey on his 99th birth anniversary | Listen to his 5 best classical songs

    Remembering Manna Dey on his 99th birth anniversary | Listen to his 5 best classical songs

    Manna Dey was famous for his ability to sing songs of any genre, but his voice stood out for its classical prowess.

    May 1, 2018
  • Enter A Wizard

    Enter A Wizard

    I didn’t care much for classical music and had simply accompanied a persuasive girl friend to a performance where apparently some celebrity was to sing. Typical in India, the event started at eight, and performers less known exhibited their skills in the initial hours. Unlike in the west, listeners felt free to talk, go out …

    December 25, 2017
  • A musical overture

    A musical overture

    The India Habitat Centre (IHC), since its inception, has been associated more with theatre rather than with music. Gladly that has now changed with several initiatives taken by the management spearheaded by director Rakesh Kacker and programmes director Vidyun Singh, who has now also tied up with promoters of classical music, Spic Macay. One of …

    December 15, 2017
  • Time to fight against destructive elements in society: Amjad Ali Khan

    Time to fight against destructive elements in society: Amjad Ali Khan

    Veteran sarod player Amjad Ali Khan feels that it’s high time everyone stood up against “disturbing elements that are trying to take away peace from the world” — and artists should show the way. “Creative freedom needs some space. No world can stay united if you are not together from heart and soul. It’s time …

    November 19, 2017
  • Remembering Girija Devi

    Remembering Girija Devi

    Christened the “queen of thumri”, Girija Devi passed away this week. After nearly six decades, she remains one of the most respected and widely known exponents of thumri, the light classical form of Hindustani music. “You cannot put a value on what we are doing because we have dedicated our entire lives to art,” she …

    October 28, 2017
  • Laced with laudable mastery

    Laced with laudable mastery

    Musical clarity and delightful delineations marked a few events recently

    October 14, 2017
  • Laced with mesmeric renditions

    Laced with mesmeric renditions

    The OMC Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival started with great fanfare at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar, recently as connoisseurs and discerning audiences gathered in large numbers to witness it. The objective of organising this festival was to expose the audience of Odisha to the best classical music and dance, and also inspire the youth to internalise …

    September 16, 2017
  • Revelling in sonic splendour

    Revelling in sonic splendour

    As is their annual ritual, the disciples of Pandit Arvind Parikh organised a musical congregation on the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima at Rangeshwar Hall, YB Chavan Centre, Nariman Point, Mumbai. This year there was another special reason for the celebration, as their world-renowned Guru has been awarded the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Ratna Sadasyata …

    July 21, 2017
  • Spellbinding elaborations

    Spellbinding elaborations

    The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, in collaboration with IIT-Kharagpur, organised an international seminar-cum-exhibition on the “Historical Evolution of India”.The first two evenings of this three day-long event culminated in cultural programmes that were in tune with the theme of the seminar. While the first evening experienced “Praan-Sangeet” presented by Sanjay Chakraborty and group, followed …

    June 9, 2017
  • Laced with glowing imagination

    Laced with glowing imagination

    Acultural programme, under the joint auspices of Kalamandalam and Kolkata Kairali Samajam, emerged as a creative production of glowing imagination thanks mainly to the performers, Haridas Alankode and Carina Langfeldt, who are well-trained disciples of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and Thankamani Kutty respectively. Santoor, with the blending of Hindusthani classical music and the Sufi tradition …

    April 7, 2017
  • Savouring soulful strains

    Savouring soulful strains

    Indian classical music is essentially chamber music but we live in an era when musical baithaks have become a rarity due to social changes. Thanks to a few enthusiasts of classical music these intimate sit-ins do happen once in a while and when they happen, they leave a deep impression. One such rare occasion was …

    March 10, 2017
  • Savouring soulful strains

    Savouring soulful strains

    Indian classical music is essentially chamber music but we live in an era when musical baithaks have become a rarity due to social changes. Thanks to a few enthusiasts of classical music these intimate sit-ins do happen once in a while and when they happen, they leave a deep impression. One such rare occasion was …

    March 10, 2017
  • Melange of melody and rhythm

    Melange of melody and rhythm

    The Ravi Shankar Centre, Chanakyapuri, also known as RIMPA, reverberated with music in its entirety with vocal, instrumental and dance performances from 16-19 February in celebration of the 97th Birth Anniversary of its founder Pt Ravi Shankar. The four-day festival of classical music and dance was dedicated to his disciple George Harrison for his 74th …

    February 22, 2017
  • Potpourri of diverse renditions

    Potpourri of diverse renditions

    Sree Satyananda Devayatan celebrated the birthday of Sarada Maa with exemplary devotion through the classical music-based Sur yog. The two-day celebration featured young maestros on whose shoulders rest the future of the classical traditions of music.  The first evening started with vocalist Nabhodeep Chakrabarty’s devotion-charged delineation of raga gavati (Aas lagi tum charanana ki, slow …

    January 13, 2017