Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj is organising the 37th Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh
, from 27th to 30th November, at the Chowmahalla Palace. This year, 10 artistes, including upcoming as well as senior performers, will perform during the 4-day festival. The renowned young south-Indian flautist Shashank will play some fine notes on his flute, on the 1st recital on the final day.
Shashank, born on October 14, 1978, was barely 9 months old when he was initiated to Carnatic music, even before he started speaking his mother tongue. As advised by flute maestro T R Mahalingam, he learnt only vocal music, from veteran musicians that included Palghat K V Narayanaswamy.
At 6, Shashank picked up his father's flute and stunned onlookers by playing spontaneously, to signal his entry into the flute world. His maiden flute concert was at Adelaide (Australia) in September 1990, when he was 11, followed by his debut in India on December 20, 1990.
Some landmark concerts of his have been at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan; Kennedy Center - Washington DC; J Paul Getty Hall - Hollywood; National Academy of Sciences - Washington DC; Xebec Hall - Kobe, and Across Fukuoka - Fukuoka, Japan; India Music Group at St. Xaviers College - Bombay; UNESCO - Paris; Tropical Institute - Amsterdam; Modigliani Hall-Padova, Italy; Museum Rietberg, Zurich; and Seoul Plaza, Seoul (Korea).
The schedule for the 4-day music festival is as below:
- Hindustani Vocal By Pritam Bhattacharya
- Santoor Recital By Pt. Shivkumar Sharma
- Hindustani Vocal By Tripti Mukherjee
- Hindustani Vocal By Ulhas Kashalkar
- Kalaripayattu By Kalari Academy Of Performing Arts
- Hindustani Vocal By Suman Ghosh
- Qawwali By Munnawar Masoom
- Carnatic Flute Recital By Shashank
- Tabla Recital By Yogesh Samsi
- Hindustani Vocal By Sangeet Martand Pt Jasraj
In memory of his late father Pandit Motiram, and his brother Pandit Maniram, Pandit Jasraj, in association with the Department of Culture, organizes an annual music festival in Hyderabad. It is usually held at the Nizam College grounds, which was where his father and his brother taught music to several students. The festival has been on for over 35 years.
Entry to the samaroh is free. Please contact the Department of Culture at 2324-2482 for further details.