Musical treat Vasantotsav to begin from January 18

ST Correspondent
Monday, 14 January 2019

Three awards, instituted by Vasantrao Deshpande Pratishthan for a senior musicologist, a musician with a creative contribution and a talented young musician, will be given during the ‘Vasantotsav’.

PUNE: Vasantotsav, the most-awaited annual musical festival held in memory of famous classical singer Pandit Vasantrao Deshpande, will be held from January 18-20.

The 12th edition of this music festival will be held at Pandit Farms, Karve Nagar. Apart from classical music, the audience will get to experience the melodious tune of Sarangi and various other musicals during the festival. Convener for this musical event is Rahul Despande.

Organised in association with Sakal Media Group with PN Gadgil and Sons as the title sponsor, the event is powered by Ravetkar Housing. Lokmanya Mutipurpose Co-op Society Ltd, Sumadhur, Shri Venkatesh Buildcon, and Shri Ramkrishna Oil Mills Lakdi Ghana are the associate partners. 

Three awards, instituted by Vasantrao Deshpande Pratishthan for a senior musicologist, a musician with a creative contribution and a talented young musician, will be given during the ‘Vasantotsav’. This year, senior music critic MK Pardhy, renowned vocalist Pandit Vijay Sardeshmukh and Vishvesh Sardeshpande will be given these awards respectively.

Veteran Sarangi maestros Ustad Moinuddin Khan and Momin Khan, veteran classical singer Begum Parveen Sultana, singer Shounak Abhisheki, Rahul Deshpande, Adarsh Shinde are among those performing here. 

Entry is free and passes will be available from January 15.

Charvee is the saree partner for this event whereas Mehfil Catering Services and Girikand Holidays are food and travel partners respectively. 

SCHEDULE FOR VASANTOTSAV 2019
January 18 (Friday)
- Padmashree Ustad Moinuddin Khan and Momin Khan - Sarangi recital (4 pm)
- Shounak Abhisheki - Classical Vocal (6 pm)
- Begum Parveen Sultana - Classical Vocal (8 pm)

January 19 (Saturday)
- Sapta Shatak - instrumental ensemble by Kamlesh Bhadkamkar (4 pm)
- 3G by Vikku Vinayakram - Percussion (6 pm)
- Rahul Deshpande - Classical Vocal (8 pm)

January 20, (Sunday)
- Jaduchi Peti - instrumental harmonium ensemble (4 pm)
- Adarsh Shinde - Marathi folk (6 pm)
- Sangeet Sanshay Kallol - Sangeet Natya : Classic Musical ( Rahul Deshpande, Priyanka Barve,  Ameya Wagh and Deepti Mate) (7 pm)

Free passes available from January 15 from 11 am to 5 pm at:
- Sakal, Budhwar Peth Office, 
- Pandit Farms, Karve Nagar 
- Charvee (Karve Road and Kumthekar Road branches)

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