Music is in the air. Whether it is youngsters stepping up for their place in the sun or wise souls given to praising the glories of the Almighty, Delhiites have lots of concerts to choose from this week. Speaking of youngsters, Dharini Mathur, a disciple of Guru Kanaka Srinivasan, performs a solo Bharatanatyam recital after quite a gap. And Ganesa Natyalaya, from where aspiring Bharatanatyam dancers pour forth every year, celebrates its annual day with a large number of current students and alumni from India and other countries.

Monday April 23


“Sufi Darbar”, Sufi kalam by Ustad Shorabi Fariyadi & troupe and Chand Nizame group, presented by Husanara Trust, 7.30 p.m., India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Hindustani music concert by young artists Anindita Deb (Khayal), Amrita Sarkhel (Thumri/ Dadra), Soumyajit Paul (sitar) & Shantanu Maye (tabla), presented by All India Radio. 7 p.m., India Habitat Centre


Ganesa Natyalaya celebrates its 38th Annual Day. Performers include the Delhi-based senior and current disciples of Bharatanatyam exponent Saroja Vaidyanathan including those from Japan, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and Thailand. 6.30 p.m., Kamani auditorium, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi.

Tuesday April 24


Hindustani music concert by young artists Sumit Tiwari (sarod), Ankita Bramhe (ghazal), Arnaya Nag (bhajan) & Kritika Tanwar (Himachali folk) Collab: All India Radio. 7 p.m., India Habitat Centre

Wednesday, April 25


Bharatanatyam recital by Dharini Mathur as part of the HCL Concert Series, 7 p.m., Stein auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi


Art Junction presents an exhibition of watercolours based on ragas by sarod exponent Ayaan Ali Khan. The Lalit, Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place, New Delhi, daily from April 25 till May 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., except Sundays.

Thursday, April 26


Ras theatre group presents “Vihar Junction”, a comedy in Hindi directed by Gajraj Naagar, based on the story by Harishankar Parsai. 7 p.m., Muktadhara auditorium, 18-19 Bhai Veer Singh Marg, Gole Market, New Delhi

Friday April 27


Marie Elangovan and troupe present Sabarisha Saranam, a Bharatanatyam repertoire in praise of Lord Ayyappa, 7 p.m., Ayyappa temple, R.K. Puram.


The three-day Bhakti Sangeet festival begins this Friday. Performers include Delhi-based bands Astitva and Silence of Soul, besides vocalists like Hans Raj Hans, Pandit Chhannulal Mishra, Gulzar Ahmed, Vidya Shah, Parvati Baul, Sitanath Biswas, Sanam Marvi and Sudha. Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri, April 27-29

Ongoing exhibitions

“Sculpt”, a group show by 5 sculptors, the Art Spice Gallery, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, Bangla Sahib, New Delhi, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 12 noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, till May 7; ‘Euphoria', works by Sharmishtha Dutta, Mocha ArtHouse, Shop no. 167, DLF Promenade Mall, Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., till May 14; Paintings, drawings & watercolours by

Dilip Ranade, Gallery Threshold, F - 213 A, Lado Sarai, New Delhi, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. till April 25