Connoisseurs of the complex Gwalior gharana style and of the bandish can watch veteran singer Sharad Sathe perform this weekend. Sathe has been trained in three streams of the gharana — first under the legendary DV Paluskar, then with BR Deodhar and lastly, under Sharadchandra Arolkar, considered an authority on the aesthetics of the Gwalior gharana.
Sathe will treat the audience to gems of the Gwalior compositions — which entail eight ways of voice modulation and projection — accompanied by Girish Nalavade on the tabla and Faroukh Lateef on the sarangi. The evening concert will be held in memory of the late SS Joshi, who founded the Dadar-Matunga music circle.
At another memorial concert, sitar maestro Ravi Shankar will be paid tribute to by the Suburban Music Circle, which is considered the first major institution to offer struggling sitarists a platform, in the early 1950s. Suresh Chandvankar, a music records collector, will present an audio visual with excerpts from Ravi Shankar’s early recordings, concerts and interviews.
WHAT: Gwalior gharana vocalist Sharad Sathe in concert
Where: Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre, Matunga (West)
When: Sunday, 5 pm
Entry fee: Rs 50
What: Listening session on Ravi Shankar
Where: Rotary Service Centre, Shaila Raheja Hall, Juhu Road
When: Sunday, 5.30pm
ENTRY IS FREE