PUNE: Almost after seven months, Punekars got a chance to witness the first cultural program in the city. The two-day music festival called ‘Naandiswar’ organized by ‘Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal’ was held at Sawai Gandharva Memorial in Shivajinagar.
On the first day of the festival on Saturday, Pt. Srinivas Joshi, son of Pt. Bhimsen Joshi and Pt. Upendra Bhat, the senior classical vocalist, presented the cultural season of the year 2020 with several songs. The program was organized in the presence of a small audience and was inaugurated by Pune Mayor, Murlidhar Mohol.
The concert began with Pt. Srinivas Joshi who presented the Raag ‘Puriya Kalyan’ followed by the song ‘More Sham Bahut Din Bite.’ He also introduced the Raag ‘Tilak Kamod’ with the composition ‘Tirath Ko Sab Kare.
Pt. Upendra Bhatt started his concert with Raag ‘Yaman Kalyan’ and ‘Piya Bin’ followed by the composition ‘Shaam Bajaye Muralia’ from Drutlayi. He concluded the first day of the festival with ‘Jamuna Ke Teer.’
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