Hindustani Classical Vocal Concert by Raghunandan Panshikar (Vocal)
with Bharat Kamat (Tabla) and Amey Bichu (Harmonium)
A Shadaj Baithak event
supported by Mass Cultural Council; in association with ISW
When: Saturday October 28, 2023, 6-9 pm
Venue: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 55 Coolidge Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
Tickets: $30, FREE for members (Become a Shadaj member!)
Music appreciation session:
When: Friday, October 27, 2023, 8 pm
Venue: 6 Tewksbury Street, Lexington, MA 02421.
Tickets: FREE for members and concert ticket holders
Ketki Purandare Limaye: 716-907-2084
Milind Ranade: 409-201-7110
Pandit Raghunandan Panshikar's music reflects the quintessential style of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana - a full throated akaar, dazzling tans and layakari, and a refined use of meend and gamak. Shri. Raghunandan Panshikar has developed a unique treatment to classical singing. A versatile artist, he also sings semi classical forms like Bhajans, Thumris, Gazals and Natya Sangeet with panache. Recipient of several prestigious awards, Shri. Raghunandan Panshikar made his mark in performances throughout India as well as in Europe, the United States and the Middle east. He was born into a family of Sanskrit scholars and classical musicians. His aptitude for music was recognized and fostered from an early age. He began his formal study of music in Mumbai at the age of eleven learning from the late Pandit Vasantrao Kulkarni for two years. Later he took training from the doyen of Jaipur gharana, Kishori Amonkar starting from the age of 17 for the next 20 years. During this time, he had the rare fortune to be guided by Kishori Tai’s mother, Gaan Tapaswini Late. Smt. Mogubai Kurdikar, an early disciple of the founder of Jaipur-Atrauli gharana, Ustad Alladiya Khan.
Bharat Kamat was born and brought up in Pune, India and is one of the leading tabla artists of India today. At a tender age of five, Bharat started learning tabla from his father Pt. Chandrakant Kamat who was a disciple of Pt. Samta Prasad of the Benares gharana. Bharat has performed at several prestigious venues such as Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Festival, Vasantotsav, ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Ragmala etc. A frequent performer at prominent music festivals held in India and overseas, Bharat Kamat has also presented solo performances and accompanied dance recitals. He has accompanied several eminent artists of Hindustani music including Pandit Bhimsen Joshiwith whom he toured India and overseas. He also played tabla with famous artists such as Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki, Anand Bhate, Malini Rajurkar, Veena Sahasrabuddhe, Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur, Kishori Amonkar, Pt. Jasraj, Girijadevi and many others.
Ameya Bichu is a rising star and disciple of Shri Tanmay Deochake & Taalyogi Pandit Sureshji Talwalkar