Here's the easy way to make the winds of the West and the East meet. What's more,
it's some virtuosos doing it. This'll be one place where the kids won't steal
the show, but they'll still stay the biggest beneficiaries.
Ashok Gurjale, a veteran violin teacher, established Aarabhi - The Violin School in 1998 to promote the violin among children. Classes are conducted throughout the year, and Indian classical music on the violin is taught for a very low fee.
Today this school is organizing a program where its children and the city's top violinists will perform. The concept of this program is how music came into existence. 33 students of the school will present some of what they have learnt, and this will be followed by the 'fusion' concert (Indian and Western mixed) by senior artists.
The seniors comprise Ashok Gurjale, Manorama, Sharada Chalam, Charulata and Pandu who will present music on the violin in Indian style, and Francis, Amar, Gopal Swamy, Sainath, Suresh Nandan, Y Khan and Vigneshwar who will present music in the Western style.
Nandraj on the sitar, Radha Pratap, V Narayana and D Seetharamayya on the veena, Sharma, Bhanu Prakash on mridangam, N S Charya on the tabla, Ravi Chander Babu on the thavil (an instrument similar to the morsing), Sridharacharya on the ghatam, Anup on the keyboards, Ananta Krishna on the flute and Anasuya, Meenakshi, Shastry and Ramaprabha on vocals will support the fusion.
Please contact Ashok Gurjale at 98490-10979 for further details.