ITC Limited, in association with the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, is organising the annual ITC Sangeet Sammelan as a tribute to the legendary Hindustani vocalist late Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, on 2nd and 3rd November, at the Ravindra Bharathi. Some of the country's best musicians, such as vocalist Vijaya Jadhav Gatlewar, and sitarists Debu & Prateek Chaudhuri, will perform on the first day, and vocalist Ulhas Kashalkar, and Mohan Veena specialists Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Salil Bhatt, will peform on the second day.
Tonite, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, along with A G Bandopadhyay on the tabla and Jyoti Goho on the harmonium, will perform a Hindustani classical vocal concert. 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 superb flexibility, Kashalkar appeals to every music lover. His gayaki is especially noted for pure traditional rendering with his own asthetic interpretation. 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, on various concert tours. Currently, he is associated with the ITC Sangeet Research Academy of Calcutta as a Guru.
In creating ITC-SRA in 1977, ITC's farsighted endeavor was to establish a modern Gurukul, and revive the traditional Guru-Sishya Parampara. It has played a major role in reviving and nurturing India's rich heritage of Hindustani classical music by organising concerts worldwide and undertaking research work.
Please contact N P Raju of ITC Limited, at 2780-4025/2780-2293/98494-92050 for invitations and further details.