Classical Music high
The five day celebration of classical music in the Capital came to an end with a spellbinding jugalbandi between two maestros Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma and Pt Hari Prasad Chaurasia on Saturday. The two classical music doyens came together for the music lovers in the national capital at Siri Fort Auditorium.
The final day of the festival was characterised by the best of classical music, a full house and a lot of excitement to match up to it, as the veteran santoor maestro and the legendary flautist performed together.
The five day celebration was marked by the best of classical music presented by veteran vocalists, sitar, sarod, santoor, flute and veena players. The performances by some of India’s most celebrated classical music artists lit up the Capital and attracted the lovers of the classical music tradition.
Capital witnessed legends like Pandit Jasraj, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, Vidushi Girija Devi, Meeta Pandit and Manjari Asnare.
Vocalists were supported by renowned artists like Veena player Ustad Mustafa Raza; sitar maestro Budhaditya Mukherjee, sarod maestro Pt. Biswajit Roy Chowdhury, santoor maestro Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma and renowned flautist Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia.
The festival was presented by Delhi Government’s Department of Art, Culture and Languages along with the Punjabi Academy under the theme Delhi Celebrates. Each day at Delhi Classical Music Festival was undoubtedly one of its kind.
'As part of Delhi Celebrates we make sure that art and culture get its due spot in the national capital. Our country’s rich and soulful classical music traditions have gifted us with a culturally-rich identity. This week-long festival aims to promote the best of Indian classical music amongst music lovers,' said Rawail Singh, Secretary, Punjabi Acacdemy.