He's one of the prime representatives of the Gwalior and Jaipur gharanas. If any part of that sentence is new to you, the explanation is right in town tonite.
The Indian Music Education Society (IMES) is organising the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal of Mumbai, on 20th and 21st January, at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan auditorium in King Koti.
The occasion also marks the punyatithi (death anniversary) of legendary Hindustani musician, academician, and the founder of IMES, Dr N K Karhade. A host of music and dance programs stud the event. Today, the second day, there is a Hindustani vocal recital by Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, supported by Surendra Bharathi on the harmonium and Suresh Talwalkar on the tabla.
Ulhas Kashalkar, one of the prime representatives of the Gwalior and Jaipur gharanas, has earned wide recognition in India and abroad. He was initiated into music by his father N D Kashalkar, an able musicologist. A gold medalist at his post-graduation in music, Ulhas Kashalkar was later on trained by Pandit Ram Marathe and Pandit Gajananbua Joshi, both stalwarts of Hindustani classical music.
Gifted with a melodious voice and with his superb flexibility, Kashalkar appeals to every music lover. His gayaki is especially noted for pure traditional rendering with his own asthetic interpretation. Renowned cassette companies of India and abroad have brought out many cassettes and compact discs of his music, a testimonial to his immense popularity.
He has performed extensively all over India and abroad. He has toured USA and Canada four times, UK and UAE twice, and Bangladesh, France and Switzerland once, for various concert tours. Currently, he is associated with the ITC Sangeet Research Academy of Calcutta as a Guru.
The entry is free. For further details, please contact Suresh Karhade at 94408-40569 or 2406-1400.