On the occasion of the 35th Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroha 2007, The Department of Culture, together with Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj, is organising a 4-day grand music festival, from 29th November to 2nd December, at the Nizam College grounds.
Young and upcoming artistes will share the dias with popular senior performers during the festival, which features flautists Rakesh Chaurasia and Shashank, vocalists Pandit Jasraj, Pritam Bhattacharya and Sanjeev Abhyankar, Hariharan, vainika Jayanthi Kumaresh, sitarist Ustad Shahid Parvez, Sufi Kathak dancer Manjari Chaturvedi, and tabla player Vijay Ghate.
Today, the second day, veena artiste Jayanthi Kumaresh will present the first recital for the evening. Born in a family where music runs in the blood, Jayanthi Kumaresh, niece of the violin legend Lalgudi G Jayaraman, is the disciple of her aunt Padmavathy Ananthagopalan and a direct descendant of disciples of Saint Thyagaraja. She followed the traditional Gurukula system of learning music and flowered into a concert artiste at the age of 16.
Jayanthi had the rare privilege of being one of the select few disciples of veena virtuoso Dr S Balachander. Being one of his favorite disciples, she imbibed the innovative technicalities of his style of playing.
Jayanthi started her concert career playing with her guru Padmavathi Ananthagopalan. The duo performed widely all over India and abroad, fetching themselves rave reviews and acclaim. Jayanthi is the wife of the acclaimed violin player Kumaresh.
Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj has been organising music festivals every year at the Nizam College grounds, in memory of his late father and brother Pandit Motiram and Pandit Maniram respectively, since the last 35 years. His father and brother were both music professors at the Nizam College. The entry to the concert is free.
Please contact the Department of Culture at 2324-2482 for further details.