How much can an end-of-the-winter night get better? One way would be to have music all night long. Which is what music lovers get at Yamini, the dusk-to-dawn programme on the premises of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, on Republic Day eve.

Performers include Bombay Jayashri, whose lullaby in The Life of Pi has been nominated for an Oscar, and Grammy winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

The scenic Open Air Theatre at IIM-B will host the musical night, which will open with a Bharatanatyam performance by Malavika Sarukkai from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on January 25, followed by Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on the Mohana Veena between 9.30 p.m. and 11 p.m. There after follows a Carnatic violin recital by Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi from 11.15 p.m. to 1.15 a.m. and dhrupad vocal by Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar.

Bombay Jayashri’s Carnatic recital has been scheduled from 3.45 a.m. to 6 a.m.

The event has been organised by the IIM-B chapter of Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (Spicmacay), the nationwide, voluntary, not-for-profit movement started in 1977 by IIT Delhi professor Kiran Seth.

Free passes for the event can be downloaded from www.yamini-iimb.com or Facebook page www.facebook.com/ iimb.yamini

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