Delhi Classical Music Festival
Being presented by the Department of Art, Culture & Languages, and organized by the Punjabi Academy, the Delhi Classical Music Festival is offering an
enriching experience of culture to the connoisseurs of art in Delhi. This is in furtherance of the efforts of the Government of Delhi to present and nurture our rich cultural heritage by presenting the finest and best that India has to offer to Delhi’s national and international audience.
The penultimate day of the Delhi Classical Music Festival began with a soulful performance by Smt. Annupriya Deotale on the Violin. It was followed by Shri Prem Kumar & P Vetri Boopathy performing on the Mridangam; and Ustad Shahid Parvez on the Sitar.
The festival that has brought together the best ensemble of art and talent in the realm of classical music in India, will end on Thursday when the iconic vocalist Pandit Jasraj, will perform at the Kamani Auditorium. Pt. Narender Nath Dhar, of the Etawah Gharana, the disciple of Pt Radhika Mohan Moitra, who has travelled especially from the US, will perform the traditional Sarod baaj on the last day.
“The people have given a positive response to this festival over the years. It is our belief that it important to celebrate India’s classical musical forms and take them to the younger generations. This will not only keep our art forms alive but also encourage the younger generation to absorb and adopt these traditions,” says Mr. S S Yadav, Secretary, Department of Art, Culture & Languages, Delhi Government.
“Another edition of the Delhi Classical Music Festival is drawing towards its end, and we are very happy by the encouraging response to it. Through this festival, we brought together some of the most senior and respected artists of classical music with the young and upcoming talent on the scene of Indian music. As part of Delhi Celebrates we make sure that each and every art form that is thriving in India gets an opportunity to be showcased,” says Shri Jawahar Dhawan, Secretary, Punjabi Academy.