Bengal Classical Music Fest: 5-day melody journey begins


Ittefaq Report

The fifth Bengal Classical Music Festival will start on Thursday evening in the Bangladesh Army Stadium.

The inauguration ceremony of the five-day musical festival will be attended by the likes of Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, minister of finance, Asaduzzaman Noor, minister of cultural affairs, Indian High Commissioner of Bangladesh, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Tapan Chowdhury, managing director, Square Pharmaceuticals Limited and Selim R F Hussain, CEO, BRAC Bank Limited.

Deemed to be the world’s largest classical music festival, the event has been organised by Bengal Foundation and is being presented by Square. This is the largest musical gathering of its kind in terms of number of performers on a single stage, audience capacity and duration.

The schedule for the first day is as follows:

Day 1: Thursday, 24 November 2016:

Dance by Sharmila Banerjee and troupe
Duet by Pravin Godkhindi (Flute) and Ratish Tagde (Violin)
Khayal by V. Girija Devi
Sarod by Ust Aashish Khan
Jasrangi duet (vocal) by V. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande and Pt Sanjeev Abhyankar
Violin by Dr. L Subramaniam
The Bengal Classical Music Festival 2016 will take place from November 24 to November 28, and the events begin at 7pm everyday.

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