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. The 2-day sammelan will feature some of the best music artistes of the country, as below:
2nd November 6:00pm - Hindustani Vocal Recital By Vijaya Jadhav Gatlewar 7:30pm - Sitar Recital By Pt. Debu Chaudhuri & Prateek Chaudhuri
3rd November 6:00pm - Hindustani Vocal Recital By Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar 7:30pm - Mohan Veena Recital By Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Salil V Bhatt
A G Bandopadhyay, Vijay Ghate and Ram Kumar Mishra on the tabla and Jyoti Goho on the harmonium are the accompanying artistes providing music for the recitals.
ITC's association with music began with the ITC Sangeet Sammelan conducted in Delhi in 1971. This Sammelan also instituted a substantial cash award to be given to one of the oldest living musicians of stature. The Sammelan took Delhi by storm and went on to become an annual rage. Consistently featuring the reigning monarchs of the music world, this annual Sammelan changed the culture-scape of the capital of the country.
ITC then pioneered the corporate patronage of Hindustani classical music, an integral part of Indian classical music, which was suffering from the withdrawal of royal support. Bearing in mind that there were several futile attempts to build gurukuls of music during the last 50 years, ITC aspired to go beyond merely nurturing and propagating the priceless tradition of Hindustani Classical Music.
In creating ITC-SRA in 1977, ITC's farsighted endeavor was to establish a modern 'Gurukul' and revive the traditional 'Guru-Shishya 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.