Hindustani Classical Vocal Concert
Omkar Dadarkar (Vocal)

Hindustani Classical Vocal Concert By Omkar Dadarkar

accompanied on Tabla by Sanjay Deshpande and Siddhesh Bicholkar on Harmonium


A Shadaj Baithak event
supported by Mass Cultural Council


When: Saturday April 27 2024, 5-8 pm
Venue: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 55 Coolidge Avenue, Lexington, MA02421
Tickets: $30, FREE for members (Become a Shadaj Member!)


  • Please allow sufficient time to park, register and to be seated 15 mins before the start time.
  • Members need to RSVP and arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time to secure a seat as concerts often get oversubscribed.
  • Music appreciation session is Cancelled


Ketki Purandare Limaye: 716-907-2084
Milind Ranade: 409-201-7110


Omkar Dadarkar’s khayal style is receiving growing plaudits across the world. He first learned from his parents, then from a vast range of gurus including his aunt Manik Verma, Dr. Ram Deshpande, Pandit Yashwanthbua Joshi, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, Girija Devi, and Shrinivas 'Khale Kaka' Khale.

A period of study as an ITC Sangeet Research Academy scholar further sharpened his control, and his performance career goes from strength to strength with a growing resumé of awards. He blends the analytical with the soulful, bringing traditional Gwalior khayal to new global audiences each year.

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

Siddhesh Bicholkar started his initial training under Shri Sharad Mathankar of Goa. He later started learning from Pt Tulisdas Borkar, the renowned exponent of the Harmonium. He is also an accomplished Jaltarang player. He has been the recipient of many eminent music scholarships including accolades by the Govt. of India, the HRD ministry, and many other awards that add to his long list of achievements.