Pune: Musical treat Vasantotsav to begin from February 19
The city based Dr Vasantrao Deshpande Pratishthan is all set to organise Vasantotsav in Pune city from February 19
Pune: Finally, the wait is over. Music lovers will witness the musical treat at Vasantotsav, one of the premier music events in the city between February 19th and 21. The city based Dr Vasantrao Deshpande Pratishthan is all set to organise Vasantotsav at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch between 4 pm to 10 pm on all aforementioned days.
The announcement was made on Wednesday by Rahul Deshpande, grandson of Late Dr Vasantrao Deshpande and acclaimed classical singer. Anand Thote, Trustee of the Pratishthan and Rajas Upadhye, organising committee member were also present on the occasion.
Rahul Deshpande said, “This will be the 14th edition of Vasantotsav and shall mark the conclusion of yearlong celebrations of the birth centenary year of Dr Vasantrao Deshpande. As always, the music lovers can look forward to an interesting mix of different genres of music at Vasantotsav 2021 including dhrupad, classical, percussion along with the combination of Carnatic and Hindustani classical music.”
DETAILED TIMETABLE IS AS FOLLOWS
On Friday, February 19, the festival will begin with the performance of Pt Jasraj's disciple, the famous vocalist, Ankita Joshi of Mewati gharana followed by senior Dhrupad vocalist Pt Uday Bhavalkar's performance. The last session of the inaugural day will have a performance by Shujaat Hussain Khan (Sitar), Mukesh Jadhav (Tabla), Ranjit Barot (Percussion) with co-artists.
On Saturday, February 20, the program will start with the performance of famous sitar player, Shakir Khan. After that, vocalist Vijay Koparkar will perform. This will be followed by a joint performance of well know flutist Rakesh Chaurasia and Venu flute maestro, Shashank Subramaniam who will play the combination of Hindustani and Southern classical music. They will be accompanied by Pt Vijay Ghate on Tabla. The day will conclude with the performance by famous classical vocalist, Anand Bhate.
On Sunday, February 21, senior Tabla player Pt Yogesh Samsi's disciples, Yashwant Vaishnav and Pt Nayan Ghosh's son and disciple, Ishaan Ghosh will perform on Tabla together. This will be followed by a program of ghazals by Pankaj Udhas.
The festival will conclude with the performance of famous classical vocalist, Rahul Deshpande who will be accompanied by Murad Ali on Sarangi.