Bengal Classical Music Festival – Only one day to go!


Only one more day, then the curtain will rise for the fifth edition of the Bengal Classical Music Festival. Proudly presented by Bengal Foundation, the biggest gathering of classical legends will happen to enthral the audience on November 24. Over the last four years, the festival has become globally recognised as the greatest of its kind in terms of quality and magnitude. The five-day long festival dedicated to the memory of versatile author Syed Shamsul Haq (1935-2016), will see classical legends from both Bangla, including classical musicians, dancers and singers.
Each day the program will start on 7pm. The schedule of this year’s Bengal Classical Music Festival 2016 will be-

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

Day 2: Friday, 25 November 2016
Odissi (dance) by V. Madhavi Mudgal and troupe
Tabla by students of Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay
Khayal by Priyanka Gope
Santoor by Rahul Sharma
Vocal presentation by Mohammed Shoeb and others
Sitar by Purbayan Chatterjee
Khayal by Pt Ulhas Kashalkar
Duet by Pt Ronu Majumdar (Flute) and U Rajesh (Mandolin)

Day 3: Saturday, 26 November 2016
Sarod by students of Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay
Carnatic Flute by Shashank Subramanyam
Khayal by Dr. Prabha Atre
Tabla by Pt Anindo Chatterjee
Dhrupad by Pt Uday Bhawalkar
Sitar by Pt Sanjoy Bandopadhyay
Khayal by Ust Rashid Khan

Day 4: Sunday, 27 November 2016
Kathak (dance) by Munmun Ahmed and troupe
Tabla by Nilesh Ranadive
Khayal by Jayateerth Mevundi
Duet (Tabla) by Pt Yogesh Samsi and Pt Subhankar Banerjee
Duet (Carnatic vocal) by Ranjani & Gayatri
Sarod by Pt Tejendra Narayan Majumdar
Khayal by Pt Ajoy Chakrabarty

Day 5: Monday, 28 November 2016
Vocal presentation by students of the Music Dept, University of Dhaka
Sitar by students of Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay
Santoor by Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma
Khayal by Kumar Mardur
Sitar by Pt Kushal Das
Khayal by Arati Ankalikar
Flute by Pt Hari Prasad Chaurasia

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