Ram Deshpande (Vocal)

Hindustani Classical Vocal Concert by Ram Deshpande (A special Diwali concert !)

with Sanjay Deshpande on Tabla and Anant Joshi on Harmonium

A Shadaj Baithak event

supported by Mass Cultural Council


When: Saturday, October 26, 2024, 5 - 8 pm
Venue: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 55 Coolidge Avenue, Lexington, MA02421
Tickets: $30, FREE for members (Become a Shadaj Member!)

Music appreciation session:
When: Friday, October 25, 2024,  8 pm
6 Tewksbury Street, Lexington, MA 02421.
FREE for members and concert ticket holders



  • 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.
  • Entry and seating is not guaranteed for late arrivals.


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


Dr. Ram Deshpande is a renowned vocalist of the newer generation and an artist of commendable talent. Dr Ram Deshpande was initiated into classical music by Shri. Chepe, Shri. Panake and Pt. Prabhakar Deshkar. Under the able guidance of Pt. Yashwant Bua Joshi and Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, he has risen to great heights as a vocalist of the Gwalior and Jaipur gharanas. He has also received guidance from Pt. Babanrao Haldankar and Pt. Yashwant Mahale. Dr Deshpande has completed "Sangeet Alankar" from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, a post graduate degree in music from Nagpur University with a gold medal.

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

Anant Joshi began his musical training under his father Pt. Achyut Joshi at a very young age. He is now receiving training and valuable guidance from Pt. Vishwanath Kanhere. He has been awarded Sangeet Alankar in harmonium from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharv Mahavidyalaya Mandal. Anant has accompanied many stalwarts such as Smt Padma Talwalkar, Smt Arati Ankalikat, Smt Ashiwini Bhide, Pt Ulhas Kashalkar, Dr Ram Deshpande and many others.