Pune: Audience mesmerized by melodious Flute and Abhang renditions on World Music Day

Pune: Audience mesmerized by melodious Flute and Abhang renditions on World Music Day

Pune: Audience mesmerized by melodious Flute and Abhang renditions on World Music Day

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Pune, 25 June 2024: Punekars experienced a blissful World Music Day recently with some melodious flute and soulful Abhang renditions during the  ‘Rise’ program at Seva Bhavan Auditorium, Patwardhan Baug – Erandwane, Pune. The program ‘Rise’ was jointly organized by Pune-based organization Indi Musicons. 

The program ‘Rise’ aimed at providing a platform to young budding city artists associated with Indian classical music. On this World Music Day ‘Rise’ witnessed a melodious performance by flutist Anurag Joshi, a disciple of renowned Flute artist Milind Date along with soulful Abhang renditions by Meher Parlikar, a student of the ITC Research Academy in Kolkata and disciple of Pt Ajoy Chakraborty.

Shrinivas Joshi, President of Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal, Shilpa Joshi, Viraj Joshi, renowned classical singer Pt Raghunandan Panshikar, Aparna Panshikar, National award-winning vocalist Rahul Deshpande, Neha Deshpande, well-known flutist Milind Date, Dr. Preeti Joshi, an expert in Liberal Arts and Principal of the Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences of Shree Balaji University, Pune, Sudhakar Chavan, founder of Kalashri Sangeet Mandal, Dhananjay Gokhale, organizer of Mitra Mahotsav, etc. were present on this occasion.

In the program’s first half, Anurag Joshi presented a Bandish in Raag Chandrakansa set in Rupak Taal and Drut Teen Taal. He concluded with a captivating tune in Des Raag. Charudatta Phadke accompanied him on Tabla and Gauri Deshpande on flute.

The program’s second half saw some soulful Abhang renditions by Meher Parlikar. He began the performance with ‘Jai Jai Ram Krishna Hari…’. After this, he performed Saint Dnyaneshwar’s ‘Roop Pahata Lochani…’ composed by Bharat Ratna Pt Bhimsen Joshi. He also presented ‘Pandharpuri cha Neela…’, ‘Kaal Dehasi Aala Khau…’. He enthralled the audience with Siant Tukaram’s ‘Pandhariche Bhoot Mothe…’. and Saint Meerabai’s Bhajan ‘Karam Gati Hai Nyari…’ composed by his Guru Padmakar Thatte. He concluded with Saint Tukaram’s ‘Hechi Daan Dega Deva…’ in Raag Bhairavi. Meher Parlikar was accompanied by Ramakrishna Karambelkar (Tabla), Prathamesh Taralkar (Pakhawaj), Atharva Kulkarni (Harmonium), Ishan Modak (Tanpura) and Suhas Parlikar (Percussion).

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