RAGAS TO RABINDRASANGEET: A Sarod & Piano Duet
A euphonious confluence of two exquisite instruments of the West and the East, the jugalbandi of piano and sarod explores the frontiers of Indian Classical Ragas as well as Rabindrasangeet. The presentation will consist of full-scale rendition of a Ragas in pure Hindustani Classical paradigm as also classical compositions inspired by Rabindrasangeet. On sarod, is Anirban DasGupta, a worthy scion of a unique Senia Shahjahanpur sarod school that owes so much to his father and guru, Padmabhushan Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, under whom he had been trained for more than thirty years. An ‘A’ grade artist of All India Radio, he has performed widely in leading musical conferences in India and abroad including Europe, USA, Canada and UK. He has published several CD’s from India and abroad. On Piano and vocal, is Sonali Ray, who had intensive training on both Indian as well as Western Classical music. In the sphere of Indian Classical Music, she has learnt from eminent vocalists, namely, Late. Pandit Chinmay Lahiri, Vidushi Dalia Rahut and Dr Vinay Bhide. Sonali is proficient in classical, semi classical and different Bengali genres. She had learnt Western Classical Piano as well for an extended period of time from Professor Stanley Kruczinsky of New Jersey and has developed proficiency in rendering Indian Classical Ragas on Piano. She regularly performed as a young artist from Kolkata Radio and Television and has performed widely in India, UK, USA and Canada. She has several CD’s to her credit. On Tabla is Anjan Ghosh, who had been groomed under his father Sri Baidyanath Ghosh and thereafter had advanced training from Pandit Abhijit Banerjee. Hallmark of his playing is the combination of ringing tonal resonance with a dexterity of execution. His repertoire combines Farukkabad, Delhi and Luknow styles. of piano and sarod explores the frontiers of Indian Classical ragas as well as Rabindra Sangeet. The presentation will consist of full-scale rendition of Ragas in pure hindustani classical paradigm and classical compositions inspired by Rabindrasangeet.