PREVIEW FOR MUSIC COMPETITIONS AT MAHARASHTRA MANDAL
Schools outlive extinction, and are therefore one of the best ways to keep a
name on thousands of lips decades and sometimes centuries after death. Here's
a man who's lost to us for 70 years now, and we know it. All because of the school.
Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar (1872-1931) was a great singer, and belonged to the lineage of Haridas. He created a whole new style of systematic teaching of Hindustani music with notations, and brought classical music out from royal and feudal patronage through the Gandharava Mahavidyalaya that he set up.
The Indian Music Education Society and the Pandit Vishnu Digambar Sangeet Pratiyogita are jointly celebrating his 70th death anniversary, and on the occasion a 5-day classical music festival is being held.
On the 12th of September the program will begin with a prayer, followed by a song recital by Teja Tope, Saritha, Vaishnavi Pande and Sameer Joshi. A tabla competition will be held on the 13th morning, and in the afternoon an instrumental music contest will be held. In the late evening a regular tabla concert will have guest artist Ram Borgaonkar from Latur playing.
A classical vocal competition will be held on the 14th morning and will continue until afternoon. And in the same evening, a tabla and instrumental music competition will be held.
The whole of Saturday (15th) will be devoted to Bhajan competitions in the category of light classical music. Competitions in classical and light classical vocal will also be held in the evening. Vocalist from Pune Sudha Patwardhan will be guest artist of the day.
The concluding program begins at 5.30pm on Sunday, in which, besides vocal events, performances on tabla, mandolin, sitar and harmonium will also be presented. Please contact the venue for further details.