Sangeetotsav, a three-day Hindustani classical music and dance festival, has been organised by Sitar Ratna Samiti to mark the 58th death anniversary of the sitar maestro Rahimat Khan. The festival will begin at the Srijana Auditorium here on December 1.

Samiti president Sadananda Kanavalli and secretary Raghavendra Ayi told presspersons here on Saturday that renowned and upcoming artistes would perform at the event. Music lovers, disciples and admirers of the late maestro from across the country would take part in the programme. The programme was open for all.

Jugalbandi

This year's event would provide music lovers a chance to enjoy jugalbandi performances in vocal as well as instrumental music. Jugalbandi was an interesting performance in Hindustani classical music that featured duets from two solo musicians. But these days it was becoming a rarity.

While the music concerts would be held in the evening on December 1 and 3, there would be a morning session on December 2, which was a Sunday, they said.

December 1: Sarod jugalbandi by Prashek Borkar and Abhijit Borkar, Vocal jugalbandi by Apoorva Gokhle and Pallavi Joshi, 5.45 p.m.

December 2: Vocal concert by Savani Shende, 9. 45 a.m. Sitar jugalbandi by Rais Bale Khan and Hafiz Bale Khan and Kathak dance by Vidha Lal and Abhimanyu Lal, 5.45 p.m.

December 3: Flute jugalbandi by Rajesh Prasanna and Rishabh Prasanna and vocal concert by Arshad Ali Khan, 5.45 p.m.

Artistes Uday Karpur, Keshav Joshi, Shailesh Kumar, Rajendra Nakod, Shridhar Mandre (tabla) Guruprasad Hegde, Vasant Kanakapur and Sudhanshu Kulkarni (harmonium) would accompany the main artistes.

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