Hindustani Classical Vocal Concert by Apoorva Gokhale and Pallavi Joshi (Vocal)
with Sanjay Deshpande (Tabla), Chinmay Kolhatkar (Harmonium)
A Shadaj Baithak event
supported by Mass Cultural Council
When: Saturday June 10th 2023, 6-9 pm
Venue:103 Laconia St, Lexington, MA 02420 (Walhekar Residence)
Tickets: $30, FREE for members (Become a Shadaj Member!)
Music appreciation session:
When: Friday, June 9, 2023, 8 pm
Venue: 6 Tewksbury Street, Lexington, MA 02421.
Tickets: FREE for members and concert ticket holders
Rajesh Godbole: 781-605-9399 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Milind Ranade: 409-201-7110 (email@example.com)
Born in the family of traditional legendary musicians, Apoorva Gokhale has carved a niche for herself as one of the sought after well-known vocalists of the younger generation with a firm background of Gwalior Gharana. She has an impressive musical lineage and has proudly and responsibly inherited the musical qualities from her grandfather, the late Gayanacharya Pandit Gajananbuva Joshi and her great- grandfather Pandit Antubua Joshi, an eminent court musician in the erstwhile state of Aundh, district Satara.
In addition she has also received guidance and training from many other stalwarts such as Pandit Madhukarrao Joshi, an eminent vocalist and violinist, her father Shri Manohar Joshi, her aunt Dr. Sucheta Bidkar, renowned vocalist of the same tradition, Padmashri Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Pandit Shankar Abhyankar, an eminent sitarist and composer, Smt. Manik Bhide, Smt. Ashwini Bhide –Deshpande, Pandit Yeshwant Mahale and Pandit Arun Kashalkar.
Apoorva is influenced by the best of traditional musicians, but her approach towards presentation is all her own and that makes her music unique. She brings to Khyal singing an expression which, both lyrical and evocative at the same time, maintains the seriousness of the form, unimpaired. Her coherent presentation of khyal is an aesthetic blending of imaginative alaap, an improvisation in a sonorous and scintillating voice, gracefully weaving exquisite patterns of swaras, unfolding the image of the raga with all its beauty and dignity, combined with an innate sense of laya (rhythm). She judiciously gives equal importance to both gayaki (style) and purity of raga rendition.
Born in the family of musicians, Pallavi has inherited traditional music and represents the 5th generation of the rich heritage of her family. Her training started at the age of 5 from her grandfather, Pandit Gajananbuva Joshi whose gayaki was a perfect blend of three gharanas Gwalior, Jaipur and Agra gharana. After the demise of Pt. Gajananbuva Joshi, she has taken her training from her uncle Pt. Madhukar Joshi and received guidance from her aunt Dr. Sucheta Bidkar & from her father, Shri. Manohar Joshi. She has been awarded Govt. of India National Scholarship for Hindustani Classical vocal young artistes.
Sanjay Deshpande is a talented tabla player based in Pune. He was introduced to the art of playing Tabla under Late Pt. Sabade & later on took training from Pt. Suresh Talwalkar of Delhi-Farookabad Gharana & also had the privilege of understanding the beauty of Punjab Gharana under the guidance of Ustad. Alla Rakha Khan. At present he is learning from Shri Yogesh Samsi and Pt. Vivek Joshi. Sanjay is recipient of the Ahmedjaan Thirakwaa scholarship.
Chinmay Kolhatkar is one of the most popular and sought-after harmonium players in the country. He is a disciple of the renowned Harmonium maestro Dr. Arawind Thatte. He has performed with many leading Vocalists, Tabla players and Kathak dancers all around the World, such as Pta. Kishori Amonkar, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Dr. Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande, Smt.Malini Rajurkar, Ustad Zakir Hussein, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, Pt.Suresh Talwalkar, Pt.Yogesh Samsi, Pt. Birju Maharaj, Smt. Rohini Bhate, Smt. Shama Bhate.