PUNE: Commencement of Kirana Sangeet Gurukul organized by Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal took place at the Sawai Gandharva Smarak, Shivajinagar. Dignitaries like Shrinivas Joshi, Shilpa Joshi, Shubhada Mulgund, Mukund Sangoram, and Pt. Sudhakar Chavan was also present at the event.
“Through the medium of this musical program, we have come together to inaugurate Kirana Sangeet Gurukul. Music enthusiasts will get an opportunity to not only learn classical music but also get trained under significant Gurus for Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya exams and also get trained in terms of presentation,” announced Pt. Shrinivas Joshi, President of Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal.
Ashwini Modak, a renowned vocalist, and a student of Padma Vibhushan Dr. Prabha Atre started the program with ‘Raag Puriya Dhanashree.’ She also presented ‘Taal Dadra’ in ‘Raag Des’ and was accompanied by Gangadhar Shinde (Harmonium), Kishor Korde (Tabla), and Akanksha Desai (Tanpura).
Dharwad’s acclaimed Sitar artist Ustad Rais Bale Khan also performed at the program. He played Alap, Jod, Jhala in ‘Raag Janasammohini’ and was accompanied by Kishor Korde (Tabla).
Shrinivas Joshi, son of Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi concluded the program with ‘Sumaran To Ro, Tu Rahim Tu Karim’ – a Vilambit Teentaal in ‘Raag Yaman’, ‘Mori Gagri Naav’ a Khyaal and ‘Boli Na Bol’ a Bhairavi. He was accompanied by Gangadhar Shinde (Harmonium), Kishor Korde (Tabla), and Viraj Joshi (Tanpura).
Jagdish Deshpande anchored the program.