BENGAL CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 – Registration opens for public entry
The free registration for the ‘Bengal Classical Music Festival (BCMF) 2016’ has opened on Monday at the festival website and through SMS. Within only a few days, the curtain will rise on the 5th edition of the world’s biggest classical music event. Dedicating to ambidexter poet-writer Syed Shamsul Haq who passed away recently, this year’s BCMF will be held from November 24 to November 28 at the Bangladesh Army Stadium in the capital. To complete the registration, anyone can log on to www.bengalclassicalmusicfest.com and should follow the procedure after clicking on the link ‘Registration Now’. To do registration via cell phone, type Bengal and sms to 6969. On the other hand, the schedule of the 5-day festival has been released by the festival organisers. The festival will kick off with a group dance by Sharmila Banerjee and troupe. The other performance of the opening day includes 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 and Violin by Dr. L Subramaniam.
On the second day of the festival will present the performances of 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 and duet by Pt Ronu Majumdar (Flute) and U Rajesh (Mandolin).
The next day performance will feature 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 and Khayal by Ust Rashid Khan.
The performances on day four will include 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 and Khayal by Pt Ajoy Chakrabarty.
The closing day of the event will also showcase an array of performances which follow vocal presentation by students of the Music Department from 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 and Khayal by Arati Ankalikar. Besides, the curtain of the festival will come down with the fascinating flute playing of Pt Hari Prasad Chaurasia. To note, the BCMF 2016 will take place from 7pm to 5am. The security will be tightened centring the five-day festival and, the audiences, who will be coming to the festival, cannot enter the venue with any type of bag. For the sake of security, no entry will be allowed after 1am. Moreover, there will be no parking facilities for the private cars.