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SurSagar’ presents Melodies of the flute by Ashwin Srinivasan
April 13, 7:30 pm
About the Sabha
Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts & Sangeetha Sabha dedicates 2nd Friday of every month to Hindustani Classical Music. It was established in 1952, with an objective of promoting fine arts in India and also preserving these rich traditional performing arts, by giving a platform to young budding artistes and imparting training in various fields of Fine Arts to aspiring students. “The Sabha also runs a Sangeeth Vidyalaya conducting classes in Carnatic and Hindustani Music, as well as Bharatnatyam Dance.” Apart from this, the Sabha is actively involved in providing affordable health care in certain critical areas to the vulnerable sections of society and promoting national integration through its various objectives.
With a sole objective of showcasing the talent of youngsters from the field of performing arts, Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha initiated a monthly series of Hindustani classical concerts titled “Sur Sagar” – A rising star every month in 2017. The monthly series of concerts presents vocal and instrumental performances.
Born in a family of musicians, He was initiated into Indian classical music when he was two years old. He started by learning to play the sitar from his mother, but it was the bansuri that caught his fancy when he was seven. He learned to play the instrument under Venkatesh Godkhindi and Pundalik Shenoy in Bangalore. He has also been trained by violinist Dr. N. Rajam in Mumbai. Having won a lot of praise and accolades as a child prodigy, He moved base to Mumbai to pursue his dream of being a professional musician. Today, he is the most sought after flautist in Mumbai, and is known not only for his Bansuri, but also for his proficiency in various other world folk wind instruments.