Friday, June 24, 2011

Sumiran: Concert by Pt Aravind Thatte (Harmonium Solo)

Vocalist Anuradha Kuber’s Raag-Maalaa School of Hindustani Music is pleased to announce “Sumiran”, an evening of music to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the legendary Gandhian and Sarvodayi freedom fighter, Late Shri S G Shende. The programme will feature a harmonium recital by the renowned harmonium exponent, Dr Arvind Thatte, accompanied on the tabla by well-known tabla maestro, Pt Yogesh Samsi.

Date & Time: Friday 24th June 2011 at 6 PM
Venue: Balshikshan Auditorium in Mayur Colony, Kothrud, Pune.

A PhD in Mathematics, Dr Thatte trained in vocal music for 15 years under Pt Jasraj and in tabla under Pt G L Samant but, remarkably, he is self taught in the art of playing the Harmonium. Recipient of numerous coveted awards including the Pt. Kumar Gandharva Award, Dr Thatte is credited for having established the harmonium as an outstanding solo instrument. A brilliant and creative artist, Dr Thatte is also credited for his original and path-breaking research in musicology which has resulted in the incorporation of novel and intricate techniques such as “Tappa” and “Gats” suited specifically for the Harmonium.
Dr Thatte will be accompanied on the Tabla by Pt Yogesh Samsi, son of the renowned vocalist Pandit Dinkar Kaikini and disciple of the legendary Table maestro, Ustad Alla Rakha. Pt Samsi has accompanied almost every top-ranking musician of the country.

All are cordially invited.

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